Coco Austin on Why She Doesn’t Want Her Daughter Chanel to Be a Model: ‘I Don’t Want Her to Be Who Mom Is’

03/21/2016 at 11:15 AM ET

Coco Austin‘s daughter Chanel Nicole may already have an affinity for high heels, but if her mom has anything to say about it, don’t expect to see her walking down the runway one day.

In Monday’s post-pregnancy blog for E! News, the reality star opened up about why she doesn’t necessarily want her baby girl, almost 4 months, making a career out of modeling when she grows up.

Coco Austin with Chanel
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“I hope Chanel grows up to be an amazing person,” Austin, 37, wrote of her daughter with husband Ice-T, 58. “I want her to be spiritual and lovable and a really good person. I want her to become like a doctor or scientist. I don’t want her to be who mom is.”

Austin, who is a model herself, says she “going to push” Chanel: “She’s going to be my little experiment or project. I can see that now and I’m going to have 100 percent hands on this little girl.”

“I’m going to try and push her away from the modeling. It’s going to be hard because I’m probably going to have a camera in her face and she’s going to learn how to model but at the same I don’t want her to focus on that as a career,” said Austin, who hosts a talk show with her rapper husband, Ice & Coco. “I want her to do something that I couldn’t do.”

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Austin said it would be “fine” if Chanel wanted to do modeling on the side, but that she wants “to see her go in a different direction.”

The new mom also opened up about the fact that she has been “fully hands on” and spending all of her time with her daughter, and it’s “not because people are telling me I should, but it’s because I really want to.”

“I have been by Chanel’s side 24/7. No nannies, no baby sitters, no nothing,” she said. “I don’t want anybody else handling my baby.”

As for the heat she gets from “dressing sexy,” the fitness enthusiast brushed it all off.

“First of all, everybody should know who Coco is by now,” she wrote. “I’m never going to pop up with a sweatsuit. It’s just not going to happen. I don’t know why it amazes people. I think I’ve toned down throughout the years. I’ve settled down in so many ways.”

“I think they are still mentioning that I wear tight clothes. How would that change after a baby? I don’t understand that,” she continued. “I’ve calmed down with my outfits but I can’t look good anymore? I just want to look put together. Even though I have a baby, I can still put on makeup, do my hair and get my nails and be put together by my outfit. I’m not overdoing it. It’s the way my personality is. It’s not like I’m going to be in a moo-moo tomorrow. People need to get over that.”

— Aurelie Corinthios

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runningbacongirl on

Beautiful baby. She looks like a perfect blend of her parents.

Guest on

I’m glad you want her to be better than you, because you are nothing but trash.

jeannie on

It’s natural to want better for your child. But as long as you earn your money honestly you owe no apologies. or explanations.

Stacey McRae on

She is going to be the ultimate helicopter parent because she does not have anything else to do, so she will smother her daughter. Especially if her husband dumps her at some point. These women end up not having any lives and become friends with their kids to give them a life.

April on

I like Coco. I dont find her fake or narcissistic like the Kardashians. She seems to be a good wife and mom but still knows how to have fun. Just because she dresses sexy doesnt mean shes slutty or a bad person.

Sandra on

And that is why I like Coco…She is who and what she is and does not make excuses for it.

PCC on

How about Coco just relaxes and sees what her daughter becomes and wants to do with her life?

Charlie on

Yup, I love Coco. Coco is who Coco is and there is no BS to it, she stays true to herself and is not afraid of anyone’s opinion. I do like that she wants her daughter to succeed by taking a different path, it simply shows that she wants her daughter to be stable and have something else to rely on than just a modeling career. I definitely love that continuous to being herself even after pregnancy simply because too many women forget that even though you have a child, you are still you and you need to take care of yourself and not let yourself go, and I think she’s truly showing that🙂

Toni on

I love Coco and Ice T they have a beautiful family and they look like they are very happy together!

Laura on

Those pictures prove she has a nanny of babysitter . Why lie?

@Laura on

Laura, what picture proves Coco has a nanny? Not one of her pics here or on IG show anyone other than Coco holding the baby. I like Coco, she’s a trip but she’s honest and loves that baby. I agree with Jeannie, she owes no apologies for who she is.

Anonymous on

Please someone show her how to hold a baby

sarah on

She seems very honest about what wants for her daughter. Good for her.