The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 takes off this Monday and to prepare, we’re sharing some fun facts about your favorite Angels! Keep reading to find out some interesting facts about Joan Smalls.
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 took place Wednesday and the Angels and supermodels have been sharing highlights of the show on social media. The world will get to see the show after a long wait, when it finally airs December 5 at 10:00 p.m. EST on CBS. While we await the revelation of beautiful lingerie ensembles, we’ve got some fun facts to share about each of the VS beauties! No. 8 on Forbes’ 2013 “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list, Joan Smalls had a little accident after Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016. She looked angelic as she walked the runway, but she’s still only human! While celebrating with her fellow VS models, the Puerto Rican stunner accidentally got her hair extensions stuck to her pant leg as she headed to Paris’ Ferdi restaurant. But, that didn’t stop her and anticipating viewers will soon find out why she is such a queen on the catwalk! For weeks, the Victoria’s Secret Angels and models have been sharing snaps and photos in preparation of next week’s show. If you’re curious about how old is Joan Smalls, what is Joan Smalls’ height, who are Joan Smalls’ parents, what is Joan Smalls’ ethnicity, or what is Joan Smalls’ net worth, keep reading our Joan Smalls’ wiki because we’ve got tons of facts to share about the stunning celeb.
Joan Smalls’ Family Background
Born July 11, 1988, Joan Smalls Rodriquez was born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. Smalls and her two sisters were raised by their father, Eric Smalls, a West Indian accountant from Saint Thomas. He also carried African ancestry. Betzaida Rodriguez, a social worker, is Smalls’ mother and her heritage is Puerto Rican, Spanish, Taino Indian, and Indian (South Asian). Talk about a nice mix! Smalls has been in a relationship with American businessman, Bernard Smith since 2011.
Smalls is not just a pretty face—she graduated magna cum laude from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. Once she finished her education, she moved to New York City to follow her dream of being a model. Pretty and smart!
Joan Smalls’ Modeling Career
Joan Smalls’ agency experience includes Elite Model Management, to which she signed in 2007. She left the agency in 2009 and signed with IMG Models worldwide, where she began to focus on runway work. For Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in January 2010, she was signed as a Givenchy exclusive! She’s modeled for designers and fashion houses including Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Tom Ford, Missoni, Alexander Wang, Versace, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior, DVF and more. The 28-year-old began working for Victoria’s Secret in 2010, and has appeared in their Fashion Shows from 2011-2016. Joan Smalls’ net worth is a cool $13.0 million.
Fun fact: Smalls appeared in a variety of television and media programs, including the short film an music video for A$AP Rocky’s “Phoenix,” and in 2013, she appeared in Beyoncé’s “Yoncé” video! She was also named the No.1 Model by Models.com in 2012!
Joan Smalls’ Body Stats and Weight
The exotic model stands 5 ft. 10.5 in., and various sources state her weight ranges around 112-115 pounds. Her figure measurements are 32.5-24-34 in. and her shoe size is 9.5 U.S. If you’re wondering what was Joan Smalls’ diet before and after the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the model gave Vogue a sneak peek. Back in her home country, she grew up around tropical fruits and trees. “I was always being athletic, climbing trees and running after boys, just being trouble,” she told Vogue. Today, she maintains her workout routine to stay in shape saying, “I work out almost every day and I mix it up: I do Thai kickboxing, I have a personal trainer, I work out at my gym.” Smalls says she loves to workout and that it helps relieve stress.
When it comes to dieting, this Puerto Rican beauty has no time to make green smoothies. “I love food. I’m Puerto Rican so our diet is very different. It’s really heavy Latin food, always warm and it’s always rice, beans, and a lot of meat.” Since she’s a lingerie model she had to learn how to enjoy vegetables, but she is still very picky. Instead, she eats smaller portions to avoid overindulging in the food she loves.
Follow Joan Small on all of her social media accounts, and don’t forget to catch her as she takes the runway during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing Monday, December 5!
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