From Effortless Parisian Fashion to Hair-Thrashing Ads

 - Oct 18, 2011
22-year-old Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls is rated at number 4 on the iconic list of the top 50 female models in the world on Models.com. The Chanel Iman lookalike signed to Elite Model Management in New York in 2007 and walked her first show (Tory Burch) that same year.

Smalls is relatively new to the fashion world but has shot to super-stardom at a rapid pace -- and for good reason. The model is truly stunning and memorable, from her infamous pout to her mile-long legs.

Joan Smalls left Elite Model Management in 2009 and has been with IMG since then. She has walked the runway for Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Christian Dior couture shows, and has been the face of Gucci, Stella McCartney and Roberto Cavalli.

This season, the model opened the Gianfranco Ferre, Gareth Pugh and Gucci shows during Milan and Paris Spring 2012 Fashion Weeks. Take a look through this list of Joan Smalls editorials and see why the fashion world has fallen in love with her.