Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls Rodriguez (born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican fashion model. Joan is ranked the #1 model in the world according to models.com since September 2012. Joan ranks at number #8 on Forbes: The World’s Highest-Paid Models, 2013. Joan was the first Latina face of EstΓ©e Lauder Cosmetics history. In January 2014, Joan graced the cover of American Elle, the issue was dubbed “The Return of the Supermodel: It’s Joan Smalls”, cementing Joan’s status as a Supermodel, an honor for any model. Given that American Elle is usually reserved for Hollywood starlets and singers it’s big news when a model lands on the front page.

Joan Smalls Rodriguez was born and raised in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. She is the daughter of Eric Smalls, an accountant, and Betzaida Rodriguez, a social worker. — Source