With her gorgeous appearance and seductive aura, Joan Smalls has graced the runways for several top fashion houses and designers. Awarded with the ‘Model of the Year’ in 2012 Style Awards, Joan is a Puerto Rican fashion model who is currently ranked as New Supers in the fashion industry by Models.com. She became famous after being the first Latina model to represent the Estée Lauder cosmetics in 2011.
Career and Progression:
After moving to New York City, Joan Smalls was signed by the Elite Model Management in 2007 and then by IMG Models in 2009. Her modeling career took off after working with a Givenchy’s Haute Couture Show on January 10. Since then, she has modeled haute couture and ready-to-wear collections for renowned fashion houses and designers such as Prada, Gucci, Jacobs, Missoni, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger.
Moreover, she started modeling for Victoria’s secret in 2010 and walked in the runways of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show until 2016. She has featured on the covers of popular magazines such as, ‘Dazed & Confused,' ‘W,'W Kor,' ‘Madame,' ‘Glamour’ and ‘Vanity Fair.' In 2015, the model signed with Estée Lauder to make 12 New Matte Lipsticks for the cosmetics giant. She worked as a co-host on MTV fashion series, ‘House of Style’ and guest judge on the reality competition, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.'
How Much is Joan’s Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Joan Smalls reportedly enjoys an enormous net worth of $16 million dollars. As one of the most paid and successful catwalks models, she accumulated the amount through her works for the renowned modeling companies, runways, photo shoots and brand endorsements. Similarly, her television appearances in the shows, ‘House of Style’ and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ have also helped in enhancing her worth.
Sharing a Long Term Relationship with Boyfriend, Bernard!!
The 29 years old model, Joan Smalls is enjoying a long-term relationship with boyfriend, Bernard Smith, a businessman from six long years. The couple began dating each other in 2011 and never looked back since then.
Unlike many celebrity couples, Joan and her boyfriend fearlessly flaunt their romantic affair in events and social media. The lovebirds were recently spotted together at the Met Ball on Monday night in May 2017 where Joan graced the event with slinky silver metallic mini-dress.
Similarly, in July 2016, she was seen leaving Leonardo DiCaprio's St Tropez yacht with her boyfriend. Their frequent appearances make it evident that they aren’t likely to separate soon and have a long way to go together.
Her Bio and Family:
According to some wiki sources, Joan Smalls was born on July 11, 1988, in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. She is a daughter of Eric Smalls, a West Indian accountant, and Betzaida Rodriguez, a social worker. She received magna cum laude from the prestigious Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a degree in psychology. She belongs to African- American ethnicity and has an ideal height of 5 feet 10 inches.