|Born||Joan Smalls Rodriguez
July 11, 1988
Hatillo, Puerto Rico 
(US) 32.5-24-34(EU) 83-61-87
|Dress size||(US) 4; (EU) 34|
|Shoe size||(US) 9.5 ; (EU) 41 ; (UK) 7|
Joan Smalls Rodriguez[note 1] (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 Estee 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 has walked the catwalks for the world's top designers and has appeared in campaigns for, amongst others, Gucci, Gucci Eyewear, Chanel, Fendi, Fendi Eyewear, Calvin Klein Jeans, Givenchy, Givenchy Eyewear, Roberto Cavalli, Lacoste, Gap, H&M, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, Estee Lauder(Multi-Million Dollar Contract), Mercedes-Benz, Barneys New York, Ports 1961, Ralph Lauren, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss Eyewear, Tiffany & Co., Stella McCartney, Versace, and Versace Eyewear.
She has appeared in editorials for several international editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, i-D, GQ, Dazed & Confused, Elle, American and Spanish V Magazine, Glamour, and W Magazine. Her international Covers include; Vogue Italia, Vogue Australia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Korea, Vogue Russia, Vogue Spain, and Vogue Germany, also covers for Elle US, Elle UK, Elle France, GQ South Africa, GQ Mexico, GQ Style UK, W Magazine, (who dubbed, Joan & Karlie as "Super Modern Supermodels"), W Magazine Korea, i-D, Last Magazine, 032c, Harper's Bazaar UK, Harper's Bazaar Brazil, Harper's Bazaar Singapore, Harper's Bazaar Bulgaria, Harper's Bazaar Thailand, Pop, Dazed & Confused, Stylist, Style.com/Print and V Magazine. She appeared in Vanity Fair and was officially named "The New Supers", with friend and fellow model Karlie Kloss. She also appeared in the 2012 Pirelli Calendar.
Joan has worked with the most noted, acclaimed and iconic fashion photographers in the world like Steven Meisel, Mert and Marcus, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Hans Feurer, Terry Richardson, David Sims, Inez & Vinoodh, Norman Jean Roy, Camilla Akrans, Alasdair McLellan, Ellen Von Unwerth, Emma Summerton, Josh Olins, Mikael Jansson, Daniel Jackson, Tom Munro, Willy Vanderperre, Michael Thompson, Luigi Murenu and Daniele + Iango, Sean & Seng, Sabastian Faena, Sølve Sundsbø and Cuneyt Akeroglu.
She was featured alongside singer Bruno Mars in the June 2011 edition of Vogue. In 2006 she appeared in Ricky Martin's “It's Alright” music video. In November 2013, she co-starred with actor Michael K. Williams in the music video and short film for the American rapper ASAP Rocky's track "Phoenix", written by Asia Argento and Francesco Carrozzini while directed by the latter.
Joan Smalls graces the cover of ELLE's January issue. It's a major fashion "moment," as they say in the biz. In an age where celebrities dominate the covers of glossy mags, putting a model on the cover makes a statement. Smalls is ranked as the world's number one model by Models.com, but we'd say this cements her supermodel status.
According to Forbes Joan currently ranks number #8 on The World's Highest-Paid Models, 2013.
No. 8: Joan Smalls
$3.5 million.Smalls is a newcomer to FORBES’ list this year, but the Puerto Rican model found stardom in the industry long before that. She already topped Models.com’s rankings back in September, and she is also the first Latina ambassador for Estee Lauder.
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- ELLE "Elle Magazine-THE RETURN OF THE SUPERMODEL: IT'S JOAN SMALLS RODRIGUEZ-Puerto Rican, Latina Supermodel". 2013-12-04. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
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