Puerto Rico model Joan Smalls net worth has been increased to $13 million. Born as Joan Smalls Rodríguez in 1988, today her salary is far much higher than other models. Joan Smalls Rodriguez is a 28 year old fashion model by profession and is widely famous for her appearances in Victoria’s Secret campaigns. This July born Puerto Rican is one of the top highest paid models of the world.
Smalls was born and brought up in Hatilo, Puerto Rico, Spain along with her two sibling sisters. Her father was an accountant and her mother was a social worker. She is of West-Indian-African-South Asian-Spanish ancestry. Smalls studied Psychology as a major in the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.
Net Worth – $13 Million
|Name||Joan Smalls Rodriguez|
|Date of Birth||July 11, 1988|
|Birth Place||Hatillo, Puerto Rico|
|Parents||Betzaida Rodriguez and Eric Smalls|
|Education||Interamerican University of Puerto Rico|
|Source of wealth||Modeling|
|Height||5.8 feet /1.79 m|
|Weight||51 kg / 112 lb|
While a teenager, she was spotted and offered for modeling during shopping. Inspired by the offer, Smalls moved from her hometown to New York City to pursue modeling and found her first break with the Elite modeling agency in 2007. In 2009, the IMG modeling agency gave her scope to model worldwide and she slowly shifted her focus on ramp-walks rather than stills. Small walked for many famous fashion designers like Prada, Dior, Gucci, Burberry, Versace to name a few. She participated in several international fashion shows across the globe, the more common being in Milan, New York, London and Paris. Smalls started appearing for Victoria’s Secret line from the year 2011 and continued till 2015 which raised her to instant fame.
Fashion brands like Calvin Klein Jeans, Givenchy Eyewear, Lacoste, Mercedez Benz, Hugo Boss, Gap and many others signed her for product modeling. Smalls appeared on the covers of famous magazines like Pop, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour, American Vogue and Vanity Fair. Her collaboration with innumerable fashion photographers exposed her to new challenges in the world of modeling and made her professionally sound with time. Smalls is the first Latino woman who was signed for the cosmetic line Estee Lauder.
Apart from modeling, Smalls has also bagged a co-host role in MTV series House of Style. She appeared in the music video It’s Alright by Ricky Martin, Phoenix by Rocky and also Yonce by Beyonce.
Smalls is an active philanthropist and is associated with the Sunshine project where she helps and aids children who need medical attention. She is still single and is very close to her father as she bought a brand new car as a gift for him with her first earnings. She grew up dreaming a better life for her and her family and has succeeded in doing so.