JOAN SMALLS Taking Over
The radiant Joan Smalls is conquering the world one runway at a time. She’s Glam Belleza Latina’s beautiful cover girl for their latest spring issue. This college grad has the brains [and] beauty that makes her the envy of girls everywhere. She sat down and chatted about her long, but amazing, rise to model fame and how at the end of the day, she gets her best beauty tips from her mom.
Her cover was shot by photographer Jonas Bresnan. Looking phenomenal. Here are some snippets from the interview:
Joan on whether she dreamed of modeling when she was little…
“Oh no. I grew up on a farm in Puerto Rico and wanted to be a veterinarian. I was always playing with animals! But…people would tell my parents that I should model.”
Joan on feedback to her appearance in Beyoncé’s “Yoncé” video…
“Some were like, ‘I didn’t know Joan could move like that!’”
Joan on signing with Estée Lauder…
“[I]t was an affirmation that Latinas were beautiful and worthy of being represented. I’m their first Latina model, and it felt like a sisterhood with [Estée Lauder models] Constance [Jablonski] and Liu Wen. I felt like the contract represented my beliefs.”
oan on beauty tips from her mother…
“Well, to this day she still says, ‘Tu no te vas a poner lipstick?’ She always wears it, so even if I’m wearing lip gloss, she’ll ask if I plan to wear color.”
fdmLOVES JOAN SMALLS Taking Over commentary by Allison Ripa.
Photo Credit: Jonas Bresnan More from the Glam Belleza Latina story here.
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