Models.com recently ranked Puerto Rican fashion model Joan Smalls as the number one model in world. The ranking is based on daily call sheets from top photographers, her consistent fashion editorials in magazines such as “W” and “Vogue” and her innumerable ad campaigns with brands such as Prada, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.
At 5’10, Smalls is a standout on the runway. She has walked for Givenchy, Christian Dior and Victoria’s Secret among other designers. The 24-year-old beauty has also graced the covered of various international versions of “Vogue,” “Harper’s Bazaar” and “Elle” magazines.
Check out a gallery of Smalls strutting her stuff and working it for the cameras!
“I just have something to prove,” Smalls says. “I know I’m representing a group–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. Fashion is part of our culture,” she says. “And it’s about more than just a pretty dress.” [via WMagazine.com]
Most recently, Smalls and fellow Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss were cast as hosts of MTV’s revamped fashion show, “House of Style.” Coincidentally, Models.com ranked Kloss as the number two model in the world.
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, models Cindy Crawford, Amber Valletta and Daisy Fuentes were just some of the models who hosted “House of Style” during its 11 year run. The new “House of Style” is set to premiere this October.
Lovelies, will you be watching? Who are your favorite models?