Jan 3, 2011
Do you recognize this model? I think she looks like a cross between the beautiful Zoe Saldana and cute Chanel Iman. Her name is Joan Smalls, and of course she is not a mixture of Saldana and Iman, that was my own fictitious analysis. She actually originates from Puerto Rico, with both an African American and Latina background. According to New York Magazine, this gorgeous 21-year-old girl broke into the modeling scene around 2007 making her simultaneously a new-comer and a veteran.
Smalls has been in an array of fashion magazines such as Vogue, LOVE, Interview, i-D, V, Vogue Paris and Elle UK. She has also been the face for Gap, Gucci, Givenchy and Ports 1961. You may have heard the recent breaking news- Smalls signed with Estée Lauder to be the face of their newest ad campaign, which is said to launch May 2011. Smalls spoke with WWD about her exciting new collaboration:
“For me, Estée Lauder represents real beauty. It speaks to every ethnicity and age group. I plan to bring [women] confidence, so they accept themselves the way they are. I am looking forward to creating beautiful images and empowering women.”
I know I’ll be empowered the second I see Smalls’ signature pout in the ads. Too bad her amazingly long legs probably won’t be featured in the beauty campaign, I am quite envious of them. If you want to see more of work Smalls has done, check out MyFDB!
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