Joan Smalls was born and raised in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. Between her two parents, this scorching hot model has West Indian, African, Spanish and South Asian heritage. Smalls began modeling for Victoria’s Secret in 2010 and has appeared in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show every year since 2011.
2011 was also the year Smalls became the first Latina model to represent Estee Lauder cosmetics. Smalls has been repeatedly mentioned in industry publications as one of the women responsible for the “Return of the Supermodel” over the last few years. In 2014, modeling legend Cindy Crawford wrote on her Facebook that Smalls was one of her favorite new models, saying she’s “sexy and elegant with a touch of tomboy thrown in!”
While still primarily known for her work with Victora’s Secret, Smalls has built up quite a portfolio working with some of the biggest names in fashion. She is the first Puerto Rican model to be selected to lead advertising campaigns for companies like Gucci, Chanel, Calvin Klein, Mercedes-Benz, Versace and Marc Jacobs.
Like many of her contemporaries, Smalls has used social media to build her fan base online. Her Instagram account has more than 1.6 million followers. To date, Smalls has posted more than 1,400 photos on the account. She frequently shares sexy behind-the-scenes shots of herself as well as some of her equally attractive friends in the business.
Here are 30 of the sexiest photos from Victoria’s Secret model Joan Smalls Instagram account.