Joan Smalls, a Puerto Rican living the international life of a high-fashion supermodel and doing it quite well. Whether it is in Milan, Paris or London, Joan is to found in the runways of these fashion capitals strutting her beauty front and center stage for the world to view. Joan Smalls is indisputably one fo the modeling industry's biggest recent success stories. A self-described boricua country girl who grew up playing with animals and splashing in the tropical mud after rainstorms, Smalls hit New York looking for a career in modeling and almost instantly became an haute couture darling who now boasts contracts with Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Stella McCartney as well as cosmetics giant Estee Lauder. She regularly opens and closes shows for top fashion houses and has become a Vogue regular. Thank you Puerto Rico for giving us Joan Smalls.