Model Behavior: The "It" Girl Joan Smalls

If you don't know Joan Smalls' name yet, you will. The Puerto Rican beauty was one of the most wildly in-demand models of the Fall 2010 Fashion Week season--no small feat, after primarily being known as a catalog model for most of her three year career. Her big moment came in January, when Smalls made a surprise appearance in the all-important Givenchy Haute Couture show in Paris. Next thing you know, she's working every major fashion show in New York, Milan and Paris--and killing it! The cheekbones, the piercing eyes, the caramel skin...whatever "it" is, Joan Smalls has it in spades (of course, we always knew she'd be a star! Last September, we had the fledgling model keep a diary for us as she journeyed through castings, fittings and shows during the Spring 2010 season!). Here, in honor of Small's game-changing runway season, we've compiled a gallery of the top model's most memorable fashion moments. (Do you want to model? ESSENCE is looking for the next "It Girl". Check it out...) Read More: Bethann Hardison on the State of the Black ModelJoan Smalls' Model Diary


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