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 In January 2014, Joan graced the cover of American Elle and 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 grew up in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. She is the daughter of Eric Smalls and Betzaida Rodriguez.