Joan Smalls: She was born on July 11, 1988. She is a Puerto Rican model and actress. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics. In 2013, she entered Forbes magazine’s.

In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the “Return of the Supermodel” cover of American Elle. In 2012, Smalls was ranked the number #1 model in the world by; she is currently ranked as one of the New Supers and “Money Girls”.

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Joan Smalls Early life 

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls Rodríguez was born and raised in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, with her two sisters. Her father, Eric Smalls, is an accountant, and is West Indian, of African and Irish heritage, from Saint Thomas.

Smalls’ mother, Betzaida Rodríguez, is a social worker,who is Puerto Rican, and of Spanish and Taíno heritage. She also has distant Irish and Indian ancestry.

Smalls initially became interested in modeling as a teenager, entering local competitions. She met with a New York agency who told her she would have to correct her teeth in order to succeed; during that time she went to college.

Smalls graduated magna cum laude from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to begin her modeling career.

 Joan Smalls Modelling Career 

Smalls on the runway for DVF, 2014 New York Fashion Week. She was signed by Elite Model Management in 2007, and did commercial modeling jobs such as Nord strom, Liz Claiborne, and Sass & bide.

In 2009, she left Elite and switched to IMG Models worldwide, where she changed her focus to runway work. She was chosen as a Givenchy exclusive for Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in January 2010, and her modeling career gained traction.

Since working for Givenchy, Smalls has modeled haute couture and ready-to-wear collections for top designers and fashion houses such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Isabel Marant, Burberry, Moschino, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Missoni, Chloé, Alexander Wang, Versace , Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Jean Paul.

Gaultier, Balmain, Fendi, Dior, DSquared², Valentino, Oscar De La Renta, DVF, Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Stella McCartney and many more. She has appeared in shows for fashion week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. In 2010, Smalls began modeling for Victoria’s Secret and has appeared in their 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.


Smalls Movies

2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 Continental Female Assassin Chad Stahelski
2018 Set It Up

Smalls TV Shows

2010 Videofashion
2011–2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
2012 The Style Awards
2015 Victoria’s Secret Swim Special
2017 RuPaul’s Drag Race
2018 Lip Sync Battle
2018 Movie Night with Karlie Kloss

Smalls Physical Appearance

Model Joan Smalls stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches.

Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown

Smalls Net Worth

Smalls is a net worth of $26 million.

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