How is Rockell, born and raised in Alabama, a true, down-home southern gal?
"I spent many nights riding down dirt roads in the middle of nowhere," explains Rockell, her always bright-eyed, happy expression making everyone feel good. "We used to drink. That's what you do in little southern towns, because there isn't much else to do. You have bonfires and everyone gets together. Everyone knows everyone's business. In the South, there's a thing about southern generosity, and it's true. I've gone to other places where they weren't so hospitable, so I definitely love the South. Even here in south Florida!"
Rockell's friends were as excited as she was when her first cover issue (February '13 Voluptuous) hit stores. She sent her friends into the store to see it.
"I actually sent my friends in that day to see if they could find me. And they found me and came out screaming, 'We found your cover! That is so cool!' I was trying to be very calm and humble, and they were like, 'We need to go out and celebrate.