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Joan Smalls Rodriguez was born on the 11th July 1988, in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, and is a fashion model who is signed to IMG Models, but is best known to the world as the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joan Smalls is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joan`s net worth is as high as $16 million, an amount earned through her successful career as a fashion model. Also, Joan`s net worth has improved thanks to her appearances on television, hosting such shows as “House of Style” (2012).
Joan Smalls Net Worth $16 Million
Joan grew up in her hometown with her two sisters. She is of mixed ancestry as her father is of West Indian and African ancestry, while her mother has Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Taino Indian heritage. After finishing high school, Joan enrolled at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, and graduated with a Bachelor`s degree in psychology. Soon after she obtained her degree, Joan moved to New York City, and before long signed a contract with Elite Model Management in 2007. However, after two not quite so successful years, Joan left Elite Model and signed a contract with IMG Models. She made her first runway appearance for Riccardo Tisci`s Spring/Summer Haute Couture show, held in January 2010, after she had signed a deal with Givenchy.
Since then, her career has gone only upwards, and so has her net worth; after Givenchy, Joan has done runway work for many fashion designers and brands such as Chanel, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Tom Ford, among others, which only increased her net worth. Also, she became a model for Victoria`s Secret in 2010, and has appeared in their Fashion Show five years in a row, 2011-2015, an almost unprecedented achievement.
Furthermore, Joan has featured in numerous magazine editorials, such as Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, also in the Australian, Turkish, Korean, Brazilian, Spanish and Japanese versions of Vogue, GQ, and many others, which has only added a substantial amount to her net worth.
Throughout her career, Joan has posed for some of the most famous fashion photographers, including Steven Klein, Patrick Demarchelier, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Mert and Marcus, Steven Meisel, Cass bird, Sebastian Faena, Matt Jones, Michael Thompson among many other, increasing further her net worth.
Also, Joan became the first Latina model to appear in campaigns for such brands as Gucci, Chanel, Estee Lauder, Mercedes-Benz, Missoni, Versace and many others, which only boosted her popularity and her net worth.
Joan has now received several prestigious accolades; in 2012 she received Model of the Year Award by Style Awards, and the same year she was No. 1 on the Top 50 Models Women list by Models.com, among others.
Regarding her personal life, Joan has been in a romantic relationship with Bernard Smith, founder of ModelloungeXMicrosoft since 2011.
Joan is a well-known philanthropist; she has started a charity foundation Project Sunshine, through which she helps children who are in need of specific medical treatment.