Puerto Rican-born supermodel Joan Smalls was chosen this week as number one model on models.com’s list of the Top 50 Models. In addition to this, Iman presented her with the “Model of the Year” Award at the 9th Annual Style Awards.
The supermodel told W Magazine, “I just have something to prove. I know I’m representing a group–a black, Latin, whatever you want to put me with–and I want to show that they are beautiful the way they are. I think that’s really important for our youth to see.”
Smalls has graced the covers of countless fashion magazines and modeled for Estée Lauder, Lacoste, Givenchy, Gucci, Chanel, Victoria’s Secret and H&M among many others.
[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.]
For full articles, see http://www.thefashionspot.com/buzz-news/forum-buzz/175805-joan-smalls-is-the-worlds-current-top-model-forum-buzz, and http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/2012/09/04/joan-smalls-named-1-model.html
Also see a video of Smalls speaking of her career and recent triumph at http://globalgrind.com/style/joan-smalls-named-1-model-video