VIBE Vixen’s 2011 HOT 25 (Summer Edition)


Island girl with big city dreams, Joan Smalls always knew that leaving her homeland would be the best chance for her success. As modeling became her true calling, Joan moved from Puerto Rico to New York in order to pursue her dreams. Her unabated attitude and willingness to fail jumpstarted her career with a cameo in Ricky Martin’s “It’s Alright” video, but she would not cease until she became a runway model. Fast forward and she has transitioned into the star she is today, even being mentioned in Kanyeezy’s “Christian Dior Denim Flow.” Joan is one sexy, exotic model who has had the opportunity to represent a plethora of designers. On top of that, Joan most recently starred in Vogue spread “La Isla Bonita” alongside charmingly cool guy Bruno Mars.

Yep, the summer is sure to treat this lady well…

Sidenote: Ayo Kanye, can we get a name drop on a hook or something? Dang!