Victoria Secret’s Elsa Holsk suffered a near wardrobe malfunction in the eye-popping swimwear.
The blonde bombshell looked like she may have confused the back of the bodysuit with the front due to the eye-waveringly high-cut style.
The plunging black cossie also unloaded the supermodel’s perky assets as she reclined in a sultry pose.
Elsa placed a hand on her bed as she lay back to let her body do the talking.
She paired the striking swimwear with a black designer belt which sat at the top of her booty.
Looking every inch the glamour-puss, she added a pair of tortoise-shell sunglasses as she pouted up a storm.
She styled her golden locks into soft, tousled waves for an effortlessly chic look.
Elsa also added a shiny pink gloss to her plump pout to complete her vampish get-up.
Fans flocked to comment on the 29-year-old’s sizzling shot.
One follower exclaimed: “Wow, goddess!”
Another continued: “Insane”
While a third added: “Gosh, so hot!”
Liu Wen is the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the first spokesmodel of East Asian descent for Estée Lauder and the first Asian model to ever make Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid models list.
In 2016, she made $7 million, and that’s not even including her Chinese endorsements.
Height: 5 ft 10½ or 179 cm
Eye color: Brown
Hair Color Black
Measurements: 33-24-35 in or 83.82-60.96-88.9 cm
Age: 30 years and 5 months
Sun Sign Aquarius
Agency: The Society Management (New York), Elite Model Management (Paris, Milan, Barcelona), Storm Model Management (London).
Liu has said in the press many times that she has never had a boyfriend and remains without one.
She has walked the ramp and advertised for designers such as Alexander Wang, Barney’s New York, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein ‘cK One’ fragrance, cK Calvin Klein, Converse by John Varvatos, Diesel, DKNY, DKNY Jeans, Dolce & Gabbana, Estee Lauder, Evian, Gap, Lane Crawford, Ne Tiger, Oscar de la Renta, Shanghai Tang, Tosca Blu, United Colors of Benetton, Vivienne Tam.
In 2012, The New York Times named her “China’s first bona fide supermodel”.
In 2017, she became the first Chinese model to ever appear on the front cover of American Vogue.
She is currently represented by The Society Management and is based in New York City.
In an April 2014 article about social media’s rise in the fashion industry, American Vogue remarked that she had “by far, the biggest social-media audience of any model”.
Models.com dubbed her as the first ever Asian “New Supermodel” in July 2014.
And in October of the same year, Liu became the first person in the world to showcase an Apple Watch on a magazine cover when she appeared on Vogue China’s November 2014 issue.
In an interview given to W magazine, she revealed that she had studied tourism in school and were having plans to become a tour guide. But, luckily, she didn’t go for one. Her first real job was as a model only.
She was raised an only child.
Siblings – None
Wen can be contacted through these modeling agencies –
Marilyn Agency – Paris
Select Model Management
Marilyn Agency – New York
Catwalk – Shanghai
An only child, Liu was born into a working-class family on January 27, 1988, in Yongzhou, Hunan.
In her teens, her mother encouraged her to be professional, eat well, and enter a modeling contest, which led to Liu’s discovery.
Liu originally planned to work as a tour guide.
Early career and success
Liu started her modeling career in 2005 when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, a contest previously won by international covergirl Du Juan.
Although she did not win the competition, Liu soon began working full-time as a model, eventually becoming a national success story after working with fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar that are popular in China.
In September 2007, Liu caught the attention of the international fashion industry when she shot an editorial in clothes designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf and would later walk for both of those brands. She was invited to Paris in 2008 to sign with an agency and participate in Paris Fashion Week.
In February 2008 she appeared in four fashion-related articles for Chinese Vogue.
She debuted on international runways in the same month, walking for Burberry and closing the fall Trussardi show in Milan. The week after, she walked for Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermès in Paris.
A year later in February and March 2009, Liu Wen appeared in 74 shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for the Fall 2009 ready-to-wear season — this was the highest number shows for a model in that season.
It also remains the record for the most shows ever walked by a model of Asian descent in a single season. She followed that up with the Spring 2010 ready-to-wear season, walking 70 shows in the same four cities. This statistic made her the second most booked model for the season following French model Constance Jablonski.
Liu has appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, H&M, Marni, Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel, Gap, and Vivienne Tam. Her record for a single season is seven including DKNY Jeans, The GAP, Barneys New York, Benetton, Alexander Wang, Converse, and cKone in Spring 2009. She has been featured as the only female in major Vogue editorials for Vogue Germany, Vogue Espana, Vogue China, Vogue Italia, British Vogue and American Vogue. She has also been featured in editorials for Numéro as well as a cover, GQ, V magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Pop Magazine, Allure, i-D (as well as a cover), Interview, and W.
In 2009, Liu became the first woman of Chinese descent to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Liu also participated in the 2010-2012 shows.
She returned to the Victoria’s Secret runway again in 2016.
In April 2010, it was announced that Liu along with Constance Jablonski and Joan Smalls would help to represent the cosmetics company Estée Lauder.
In March 2012, The New York Times featured Liu Wen on the cover and in the main feature for their Style “T” Magazine’s Travel Issue, and she was dubbed “China’s first bona fide supermodel”.
In the same year, she attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first time.
In Spring 2013, Liu Wen was dubbed one of “The New Icons” by H&M for her widely admired street-style.
In 2013 she also became the first Asian to be in the top 5 on Forbes’s list of the world’s highest-paid models, as number 5.
She repeated the feat in 2014, with her salary rising from $4.3 million the previous year to $7 million.
Also in 2013, Liu gained a rank of #3 on the Top 50 Models Women List by Models.com.
She is the highest-ranked model of Asian descent in history.
In July 2014, Models.com elevated her to the status of “New Supermodel”, the first Asian model to ever receive that honor.
She remains on that list as of February 2015.
Liu Wen has garnered a heavy social media following on platforms such as Instagram and Weibo. The immensity of her audience led American Vogue to dub her as a leader in the digital movement, saying in their April 2014 issue that “Liu also has, by far, the biggest social-media audience of any model”.
For Vogue China’s November 2014 issue, Liu became the first person to ever to wear an Apple Watch on the cover of a magazine.
For the feat, she received vast recognition for being an ambassador in the era of fashion’s crossover with technology.
In April 2015, she and South Korean singer Choi Siwon participated in a Chinese spin-off of the South Korean variety show We Got Married.
In 2017, Liu Wen became the first Chinese model to appear on the front cover of American Vogue for its 125th Anniversary March 2017 issue, photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin alongside Adwoa Aboah, Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Kendall Jenner, and Vittoria Ceretti.
In the past, Liu has said that after modeling she might enjoy working as a stylist or, were the opportunity to arise, as an actress—she feels that modeling and acting have much in common, but for now she enjoys modeling and working in the fashion industry. She has stated that she knows that, as a career choice, working as a fashion designer or stylist would be “very hard work”, but she is now more seriously considering becoming a stylist because she would like “to share her fashion style—tomboyish, vintage, and comfortable—with the world”.
She is friends with fellow models Joan Smalls, Constance Jablonski and Lindsey Wixson and fellow Chinese models Shu Pei, Du Juan, Fei Fei Sun, Sui He, Xiao Wen Ju, and Ming Xi.
Best Known For
Modeling work and becoming the first Chinese model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.
First TV Show / Fashion Show
Liu walked in the Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2006 fashion show for United Bamboo.
She does regular exercises, even on her day off. Of course, diet is equally important.
Liu Wen Favorite Things
Food – Chinese cuisine, French fries, ice cream
Liu Wen Facts
She was born to a working class family.
She is the only child.
Her mother always encouraged her to eat well, be professional and enter into modeling world. This is the reason of her discovery.
Her modeling career was started in 2005.
She has made the record as she is the first one of Chinese descent to walk into the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
She is spokesmodel for Estee Lauder along with Constance Jablonski and Joan Smalls. Again, in 2010, she became the first model of Asian descent to do so.
Emma Pei, Hye Park, Charlotte Hoyer, Shu Pei, Karolin Wolter, Xiaoyi Dai, Mo Wandan, Laura Blokhina, Diana Farkhullina, Daul Kim, Eniko Mihalik, Du Juan, Arlenis Sosa, Yulia Leontieva, Lindsey Scott, Fei Fei Sun, Ping Hue, Bonnie Chen, Sui He are her friends.
She started her career at the age of 18, when she entered The New Silk Road World model contest.
No one in her family works in the fashion industry.
Modeling does not last for life time. After a certain time, she will have to quit her work as a model. But, Wen says that she wants to continue her work in the fashion industry.
She surfs the internet, cooks delicious Chinese food, and does exercise in her free time, when she off to work.
Even if she eats a lot of ice-cream, she won’t gain weight. Rather, it makes her little hyper. This is what she told to W Magazine.
She is called as the “World’s Most Famous Chinese Model.”
Follow her on Twitter and catch the updates on Facebook.
Liu Wen hails from Beijing, China, and is one of China’s brightest fashion stars. First establishing her career with the Chinese editions of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, she broke onto the international stage in Paris on the Spring 2008 runways of Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier. Since then, Liu Wen has become a fixture on the runways of New York, Milan and Paris, walking a total of 49 shows for the Autumn/Winter 2010 season including Rodarte, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Balenciaga and shooting editorials with the world’s top fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Sorrenti, Terry Richardson and Dan Jackson.
Liu Wen recently appeared on the cover of Chinese Vogue and in editorials for W as well as the French, Japanese and Chinese editions of Vogue. Constance joins Estee Lauder’s roster of beauties with the campaign debuting 2010.
The signing of Liu marks the first time Estée Lauder has signed a Chinese model.
In the WD interview, she said
WWD: Can you tell us about yourself? Where are you from and what was your upbringing like?
Estelle Chen: I was born in China but I grew up in France. My dad was born and raised in Paris, even though he comes from a fully Chinese background so he taught me more of the French culture, and my mom taught me more of the Chinese culture because she was born in China and came to France when she was 22. I feel like I grew up with both cultures a lot because I still went to China every year. I would spend one to two months every year in China.
WWD: How many languages do you speak?
E.C.: French, English, [Mandarin] Chinese, and some Wenzhou dialect. I used to learn German at school but it’s not fluent.
WWD: How much do you spend time in China? Do you feel like you fit in there?
E.C.: I’m still living in Paris, but I go to New York a lot. Some people say no, she’s not really Chinese, she’s French. I don’t really know what to say as I feel close to China. My mom raised me the same way she would have raised me in China. My mom really taught me to stay close to my family. I feel really Chinese and French at the same time.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015 is best known for her work for lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret, formerly being one of their brand “Angels”, for being the face of Burberry’s 2011 brand fragrance “Burberry Body”, for her work with M&S, and, most recently, for her artistic collaboration with denim-focused fashion brand Paige and for her role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon as Carly Spencer in 2011.
Taylor Hill is best Known For Working as a model with some of the major brands and walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.
Taylor Marie Hill was raised in Arvada, Colorado.
Beginning at an early age, Taylor Hill was a gymnast, before becoming a model. She has three siblings : Logan Rae (born January 12, 1995), Mackinley (born August 9, 1997) and Chase (born April 27, 1999).
Mackinley and Chase are also models. When she was 16 she graduated from Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado.
Years active: 2012–present
Parent: David Hill, Jennifer Hill
Relatives: Chase Hill, Mackinley Hill, Logan Rae Hill
Height:5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Age: 22 years and 4 months
Eye color: Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sun Sign Pisces
Measurements: 33-23-34 in or 84-58.5-87 cm
Bra Size: 32A
Agency: IMG Models (Worldwide), Modelwerk (Hamburg), Visage Management (Zurich), White Cross Management (Los Angeles).
She has Canadian ancestry on her mom’s side.
Taylor graduated from Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado. Though, she hated high school.
Father – David Hill
Mother – Jennifer Hill (Actress)
Siblings – Logan Rae Hill (Older Sister) (Photographer), Mackinley Hill (Younger Sister) (Model), Chase (Younger Brother) (Model)
Taylor Hill is signed to these modeling agencies –
IMG Models – New York
Ford Models – Chicago
No Ties Management
Traffic Models – Barcelona
Storm Model Management – London
Wilhelmina Models – Miami
Ford Models – Los Angeles
IMG Models – Sydney
White Cross Management – Los Angeles (Mother Agency)
Taylor Marie Hill was discovered when she was 14, in a barn in Granby, Colorado by Jim Jordan, an agent who is also a photographer.
In 2013, started out her modeling career when she was featured on Intimissimi’s catalog.
Taylor Hill has been in print campaigns for Forever 21.
In 2014 Taylor Hill modeled for H&M and walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
That year she became one of the faces of Rosa Cha with Erin Heatherton, Frida Gustavsson and Barbara Palvin.
Taylor Hill was voted “2015’s most promising model” by Couturesque’s readers.
In 2015, she hosted an event for Victoria’s Secret PINK.
That same year (2015) she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Also Taylor Hill advertised Versus Versace.
In August 2015, Taylor Hill won “Model of the Year” in social media at Fashion Media Awards.
In 2016, she played a model in the film The Neon Demon and made her debut at No. 17 on Forbes’ “The World’s Top-Earning Models” list, with estimated earnings of $4 million between 2015 and 2016. In July 2016, Taylor Hill was named as the new face of French beauty brand Lancôme.
Taylor Hill has appeared in editorials for American, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Japanese, Ecuadorian, and Mexican Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, French, Dutch and Australian Elle, W, Madame Figaro, Dazed, LOVE, V (American Magazine), Russian Número, Pop Magazine, Russh Magazine, Grazia, Glamour and Italian Marie Claire.
In 2016 Taylor Hill’s name has reached No. 9 with 3.6 million followers on the Most Followed Models list by Harper’s Bazaar.
After working in campaigns and photoshoots, Taylor Hill walked for high fashion designers Versace, Valentino, Chanel, Armani, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Givenchy, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, DKNY during the New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks and she has been the face for advertisement of Jimmy Choo by Craig McDean, Michael Kors by Mario Testino, Topshop by Giampaolo Sgura, David Yurman by Bruce Weber and Joe’s Jeans by Mario Sorrenti between 2016-2017.
For the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014, Taylor Hill some workout. She sticked to slow and calming exercise called “Yoga.”
She loves intense workout and challenges. So, she opted for Crossfit as her main workout. After doing it, she felt like ready for the show.
But, Taylor does not like to go a regular gym all by herself. It’s not motivating. She rather prefers going to fitness classes such as SoulCycle, SLT, etc.
First Fashion Show
Taylor Hill debuted with Haute Couture – Autumn / Winter 2012 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Dany Atrache.
She has appeared in White Cross productions commercial.
Taylor Hill Favorite Things
City – London
She likes Buckingham Palace the most in London. This is one of her favorite spots due to the scenic beauty.
Taylor Hill Facts
Taylor graced the cover page of Elle Norway magazine in their October 2012 issue.
Taylor appeared in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014.
A in-demand fashion model, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has appeared in top magazines, countless ad campaigns and 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie.
She idolizes Adriana Lima and Gisele Bundchen.
She likes snowboarding and does it occasionally. Other things, she likes are horseback riding, gymnastics, reading, surfing, etc.
Taylor is left-handed.
She likes to draw.
She always dreamt to be in Victoria’s Secret fashion show and finally got a chance in 2014. She revealed that her agency, which is IMG actually wanted her to be a part of this show since she signed with them and were grooming her for the same.
She was very tall and skinny during high school.
She was founded on a dude ranch (a place where one can live and take care of horses). She was there for a weekend with her parents. A photo shoot was going on there. The photographer-cum-agent saw Taylor and wanted her to start modeling straightaway. This is how she was discovered. She was 14 at that time.
After her debut Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2014, she ate a jumbo size piece of chocolate cake with a side of vanilla ice cream.
Lily Maud Aldridge is a Victoria’s Secret Angel and a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model, appearing as a rookie alongside Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal in 2014 for the cover of the issue’s 50th anniversary.
Years active: 2003–present
Height: 5 ft 7¾ in or 172 cm
Measurements: 33-23-33 in or 84-58.5-84 cm
Bra Size 32B
Age: 32 years and 8 months
Eye color: Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sun Sign Scorpio
Father – Alan Aldridge (English Illustrator)
Mother – Laura Lyons (American Model)
Siblings – Saffron Aldridge (Older Half Sister) (Fashion Photographer), Miles Aldridge (Older Half Brother) (Model), Ruby Aldridge (Younger Sister) (Model)
These are her talent agencies –
Fashion Model Management – Milan
IMG Models – New York
Lily Aldridge grew up in a fashion-oriented family. She is the daughter of English artist Alan Aldridge and Playboy Playmate of the month Laura Lyons.
Lily Aldridge siblings include half-sister Saffron Aldridge, who was the multiyear face of Ralph Lauren in the 1990s; full brother Franco Aldridge, also known as Franco Evans, who goes to a school Felsted was born June 27, 2004; half-brother Miles Aldridge, who is a fashion photographer and was married to model Kristen McMenamy from 1997 to 2013; and sister Ruby Aldridge, who was the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs.
Lily Aldridge started modelling at the age of 16, for Abercrombie & Fitch.
Her advertising campaigns include Rocawear, Arden B., rag & bone, Shiatzy Chen, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox Cosmetics, GAP, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, JCrew, Charles David, Levi’s, J Brand, Accessorize.
Lily Aldridge was also featured in the spring 2011 advertising campaign for clothing company rag & bone, and served as a photographer for the very same campaign in the following season.
She was named the face of clothing company XOXO and the skincare company Proactiv in 2014. With Chanel Iman, she was the face of the Born Free Africa campaign for online retailer Shopbop.
At the age of 17, Lily Aldridge appeared on the cover of the August 2003 Spanish Vogue. Aldridge has appeared on the covers of French Glamour, Vogue Mexico, Elle Korea, Elle Brazil, Elle Vietnam, Talter, 10 magazine, S Moda, Esquire Mexico, Allure Russia and Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, The Edit.
Lily Aldridge has appeared in editorials for American, French, British, Spanish, German, and Mexican Vogue, American, Australian, and Korean Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, LOVE, W, V, Glamour, and Marie Claire.
Lily Aldridge made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue debut in 2014, as a covermodel alongside Chrissy Tiegen and Nina Agdal for the issue’s 50th anniversary.
Lily Aldridge has been the face of fashion label Velvet Tees since 2004. In 2013, Aldridge released her own clothing line with Velvet Tees called Lily Aldridge for Velvet.
In 2009, Lily Aldridge walked in her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In 2010 she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and walked her second Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, in which she was given her wings for the first time.
She has also walked the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 fashion shows. On November 2, 2015, Victoria’s Secret announced that Aldridge would be wearing the Fireworks Fantasy Bra. The bra was made by Mouawad and it has an estimated value of $2 million (€1.8 million). The lingerie show was held on December 8, 2015, in New York.
In January 2011, Aldridge appeared on the cover of the February issue of British GQ with Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanepoel.
In the same month, she appeared in an editorial for V Magazine with fellow angels Heatherton and Swanepoel.
In October 2014, Lily Aldridge appeared in British Vogue with fellow Victoria’s Secret models Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Lais Ribeiro and Elsa Hosk.
Lily Aldridge has appeared in various music videos. In the year 2000, she made a cameo among Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and others on the music video “Break Stuff” of Limp Bizkit.
In 2015, Lily Aldridge appeared in the music video for “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, portraying an assassin called “Frostbyte”.
Aldridge also appeared in two Kings of Leon videos; “Use Somebody” and “Temple”.
On September 20, 2010, Us Magazine reported that Lily Aldridge was engaged to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill.
They met in 2007 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.
The couple married on May 12, 2011, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.
Aldridge gave birth to their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, on June 21, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lily has been endorsed by and walked the ramp for Arden B, Blinde, Charles David, Ichthys, J Brand Jeans, Levi’s, Rag & Bone, Rocawear, Saks, Smashbox cosmetics, Vanderbilt Jeans, Velvet, etc.
As she worked as a Victoria’s Secret model, Lily Aldridge also took the help of personal trainer, Justin Gelband (like other VS models). When she visits Justin’s gym in NYC, he then decides, which exercise to do. But, in general she spend 75 minutes of workout session around 4 or 5 times a week.
Justin says, the type of exercises which Lily Aldridge performs purely depends on the working schedule of Lily. She may have a photoshoot , or ramp walk, or other modeling assignments in the near future. So, he and his team decides accordingly. She prefers to work more on her butt and arms by doing exercises like boxing, sliders and pilates. These are her favorite areas to work on.
And yes, regarding diet, he says that he doesn’t keep a check on her eating habits. If she is not eating right, it will reflect in her body. He further says that Lily follows “Blood Type Diet” (in which you need to eat according to your blood type) by Dr. D’Adamo.
Best Known For
Working with Victoria’s Secret and walking in their annual fashion show in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
In 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she got to wear $2 million bra called “Fireworks” which was covered with diamonds and gold.
First TV Show
Lily Aldridge’s debut show was obviously a fashion show, which is Ready to wear – Autumn / Winter 2007 in which she advertised for Josh Goot, Jovovich Hawk, Yigal Azrouel.
Lily Aldridge Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Seafood, Steak, Stone Crab
Favorite Fashion Designer – Stella McCartney
Favorite Moisturizer – Kora Organic Soothing Day and Night Cream
Favorite Destination – Sydney, Australia
Lily Aldridge Facts
She was born at St John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
Lily has hobbies such as acting and playing soccer.
Lily belongs to a fashion oriented family.
She was a Victoria’s Secret MODEL in 2009 but after a year, she got the status of an ANGEL and hence got her wings.
She got her first magazine cover page appearance in 2003, as she appeared on August edition of Vogue Spain.
Along with Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Candice Swanepoel, she graced the cover of British GQ in February edition of 2011.
She also served as a photographer for the clothing company Rag & Bone in 2011.
When she is on a tour, she always keeps earplugs, eye mask (for flights), PC for watching movies and listening to music.
Victoria’s Secret angels Candice Swanepoel, and Behati Prinsloo are her good friends.
“Lily Aldridge for Velvet” is her own clothing line, which she launched in 2013 in collaboration with Velvet Tees.
She has been featured in Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” music video.
She debuted in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2014 when she appeared on the cover page of magazine’s 50th anniversary issue alongside models Nina Agdal and Chrissy Teigen.
Joan Smalls ranked in 2013, at #8 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list. She is Best Known For Having worked with big fashion houses and brands.
Other names: Joanji, Joan, Joan Rodriguez
Alma mater: Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Height: 5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm
Measurements: 32.5-24-34 in or 83-61-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Age: 30 years and 0 months
Eye color: Brown
Hair Color Brown
Sun Sign Cancer
Joan has appeared in many advertisements including Calvin Klein Jeans, Chanel, Cop-Copine, David Yurman, Dillard’s, Estée Lauder, Giambattista Valli for Macy’s, Givenchy, Givenchy eyewear, Gucci, Gucci eyewear, Lacoste, Liz Claiborne, Neiman Marcus, Ports 1961, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney
IMG Models – New York
IMG Models – Paris
IMG Models – London
IMG Models – Milan
In 2011, Joan Smalls became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics.
In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the “Return of the Supermodel” cover of American Elle.
In 2012, Smalls was ranked the number #1 model in the world according to Models.com; she is currently ranked as one of the New Supers in the fashion industry.
In 2010, Smalls began modeling for Victoria’s Secret, and was featured in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show from 2011-2016.
Early life and education
Joan Smalls Rodríguez was born and raised in Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
She has two sisters.
Her father, Eric Smalls, is an accountant, and is West Indian from Saint Thomas, of African and Irish ancestry.
Smalls’ mother, Betzaida Rodríguez, is a social worker, who is Puerto Rican, and of Spanish, Taino, and Indian (South Asian) heritage.
Smalls graduated magna cum laude from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City to become a model.
She was signed by Elite Model Management in 2007. In 2009, she left Elite Model Management and signed with IMG Models worldwide, where she changed her focus to runway work.
She was signed as a Givenchy exclusive for Riccardo Tisci’s Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in January 2010, and her modeling career took off.
Since working for Givenchy, Joan Smalls has modeled haute couture and ready-to-wear collections for top designers and fashion houses such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Isabel Marant, Burberry, Moschino, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Missoni, Chloé, Alexander Wang, Versace, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balmain, Fendi, Dior, DSquared², Valentino, Oscar De La Renta, DVF, Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Stella McCartney and many more.
She has appeared in shows for fashion week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. In 2010, Smalls began modeling for Victoria’s Secret and has appeared in their 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Joan Smalls has appeared in editorials for several international editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, i-D, GQ, Dazed & Confused, Elle, Industrie, Interview, American and Spanish V, Glamour and W. Her international covers include the Italian, American, Australian, Japanese, Turkish, Brazilian, Mexican, Latin American, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and German editions of Vogue; the British, French, Dutch, South African, Turkish, Belgium, Italian and American editions of Elle; the South African, Mexican, Latin American and British editions of GQ; and the American, British, Japanese, Brazilian, Kazakhstan, Bulgarian, Dutch, Thai, Czech, Singaporean, Malaysian, Argentine, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, German, Spanish, Korean, Latin American, Mexican and Indian editions of Harper’s Bazaar.
Joan Smalls has appeared on the cover of Numéro, W, W Korea, Lui, Porter, Garage, Lucky, Dazed & Confused, Glam Belleza Latina, The Last Magazine, V, 10, Madame Figaro, Self, Grazia, The Edit, The Impression, Caras, ES Magazine, WSJ, POP, i-D, 032c, Narcisse, Document Beauty, WWD, Glamour, Stylist and CR Fashion Book.
In September 2013, Joan Smalls and fellow model Karlie Kloss appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, which dubbed them “The New Supers”.
She appeared in the 2012 and 2014 Pirelli Calendar.
Joan Smalls also featured on the cover of American Vogue’s September 2014 issue.
Joan Smalls has been photographed by fashion photographers such as Steven Meisel, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Craig McDean, Hans Feurer, Terry Richardson, David Sims, Inez & Vinoodh, Norman Jean Roy, Camilla Akrans, Alasdair McLellan, Ellen Von Unwerth, Emma Summerton, Josh Olins, Mikael Jansson, Daniel Jackson, Tom Munro, Willy Vanderperre, Michael Thompson, Gilles Bensimon, Luigi Murenu, Daniele + Iango, Sean & Seng, Sebastian Faena, Sølve Sundsbø, Giampaolo Sgura, Cass Bird, Roe Ethridge, Richard Bush, Cedric Buchet, Henrique Gendre, Txema Yeste, Victor Demarchelier, Boo George, Matt Jones, Russell James, Charlotte Wales, Chris Colls, Todd Hido, Jason Kibbler, Greg Kadel, Marcus Ohlsson, Carter Smith, Sebastian Kim, Vivian Sassen, Cuneyt Akeroglu, Luigi & Iango, Zee Nunes, Matthew Welch, Brigitte Lacombe, Mariano Vivanco and Glen Luchford.
Joan Smalls is the first Puerto Rican fashion model chosen by brands to front their advertising campaigns, including Gucci, Gucci Eyewear, Chanel, Fendi, Fendi eyewear, Balmain, Calvin Klein Jeans, Givenchy, Givenchy Eyewear, Roberto Cavalli, Lacoste, Gap, J Crew, Ralph Lauren, Studio W., Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Free People, W Hotels Worldwide – Global Fashion Innovator, Mercedes-Benz, Next, Ogilvy, Target, Smartwater, Hanes x Karla, H&M, Katie Grand for Hogan, ICB, Smart & Sexy, True Religion, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, Estée Lauder, Ports 1961, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss Eyewear, Tiffany & Co., Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Versace, Versace Eyewear, Missoni, and Missoni Eyewear, Stuart Weitzman, United Colors of Benetton, Calvin Klein Underwear, Joe Fresh, Replay, Moschino, Liu·Jo, Liu·Jo eyewear, Karl Lagerfeld, Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta Eyewear, Dsquared², Etam, Brandon Maxwell, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.
In 2017, W Hotels Worldwide appointed Supermodel Joan Smalls as the first ever Global Fashion Innovator. Smalls will help create, shape and innovate W’s global fashion platform around the world. From special appearances and distinct collaborations to exclusive in-room and digital content, Smalls will add her signature style and taste to the W Hotel guest experience.
n 2011, Estée Lauder signed Joan Smalls to its line-up of global beauty ambassadors. She is the first Latina signed to a worldwide campaign for the brand. Richard Ferretti, Estée Lauder’s global creative director stated, “The word supermodel is overused, but if there’s any woman of our generation who deserves the title, it’s Joan. She can go from looking girl-next-door to superchic-tough-strong—and she is all of that.”
In 2015, Joan Smalls teamed up with Estée Lauder to create 12 New Matte Lipsticks for the cosmetics giant.
The Supermodel provided inspiration for the 12 new shades, including a broad selection of reds, pinks, chocolatey browns and a dark burgundy (all permanent additions to the Estée Lauder line).
Television and media
Joan Smalls served as co-host (along with model Karlie Kloss) of the MTV fashion series House of Style.
She was featured alongside singer Bruno Mars in the June 2011 edition of Vogue.
In 2006 she appeared in Ricky Martin’s “It’s Alright” music video.
In November 2013, she co-starred with actor Michael K. Williams in the music video and short film for the American rapper ASAP Rocky’s track “Phoenix”, written by Asia Argento and Francesco Carrozzini and directed by Carrozzini. In 2013, she appeared in Beyoncé’s “Yoncé” video.
Joan Smalls will appear as a guest judge on the ninth season of the reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race.
In 2015, Joan Smalls designed a Denim Collection, Joan Smalls x True Religion. Photographer Steven Klein shot Smalls for the True Religion collection ad campaign.
In 2017, Smalls teamed up with the Smart and Sexy brand, to create a line of lingerie and swimwear to be sold at Walmart.
Awards and recognition
In September 2012, Joan Smalls was named “Model of the Year” at the 9th Annual “Style Awards”. Supermodel Iman presented Smalls with the award.
In 2013, Smalls ranked #8 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list, earning an estimated $3.5 million.
In September 2012, Joan Smalls was ranked #1 on the “Top 50 Models Women” list by Models.com.
She remained at the top of the list until August 2014, when the site named her as one of the “New Supers”.
In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the cover of American Elle and was featured in the article “The Return of the Supermodel: It’s Joan Smalls”.
In April 2014, supermodel Cindy Crawford posted an update on her Facebook page calling Joan Smalls one of her favorite new models.
Crawford wrote, “She has great style—sexy and elegant with a touch of tomboy thrown in! And she showed off her great moves in the Yoncé video!”
Joan Smalls is involved with a non-profit organization called Project Sunshine, where she helps children with medical needs.
Smalls was part of the ‘Jeans for Refugees’ campaign, a Johny Dar project and artistic fundraising initiative dedicated to helping refugees around the world, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee. She has also been involved with The Garden of Dreams Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks, Inc. to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles.
Mark Gordon. Joan started working with Gordon 4 years ago.
She does not diet, so, she goes to the gym every day for an hour (before any swimwear photoshoot).
Joan Smalls has scoliosis (abnormal curving of the spine cord). So, Gordon makes an appropriate schedule for her which includes strength training, interval exercises, cardio and targeted exercises for abs and buns.
Joan Smalls Favorite Things:
Favorite Food – Spanish
Favorite Restaurant – Her Kitchen
Favorite Perfume – Tom Ford’s Black Orchid
Favorite Beauty Products – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Daily moisturizer with SPF 15, and Sumptuous Mascara
Favorite Lipgloss – Estee Lauder Nude Rose Lipgloss
Favorite Photographer – Steven Meisel, Mario Sorrenti, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Favorite Place – Tanzania, Africa
Favorite Fashion Designers – Riccardo Tisci, Frida Giannini, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung and Rag & Bone
Favorite Shoe Designer – Christian Louboutin and Tabitha Simmons.
Joan Smalls Facts:
Joan Smalls has featured alongside Bruno Mars in Vogue 2011 edition.
Joan Smalls started modeling for Victoria’s Secret and has appeared in 2011 Fashion Show.
Some of her friends are Bobbi Wiens, Danielle Hamm, Shelby Coleman, Lea T.
According to models.com, Joan Smalls is the world’s no. 1 model since September 1, 2012.
She has a pet named, Mr. Grey (cat). She left her pet cat at her parents’ house in Puerto Rico.
She wants that Riccardo Tisci from Givenchy should design her wedding dress.
Being a model, her every day is unpredictable as she needs to travel to different places for fashion shows, which she likes it.
Joan has appeared in Ricky Martin‘s “It’s Alright” video.
She spent her first hard earned money for buying a car for her father.
Joan Smalls was selected to walk the ramp exclusively for Givenchy Spring 2010 couture show.
Joan has not acted in any film.
First TV Show
Till now, she has appeared only in Fashion Shows. Joan appeared in Ready to wear – Spring /Summer 2008 and other fashion shows as well.