Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls

joan-smalls-modelStunning model Joan Smalls has been chosen to be the new face of Estée Lauder, striking a blow for Afro-Latinas everywhere.

Estée Lauder Global Brand President Jane Hertzmark explained why: “We are thrilled to introduce Joan to women around the world. She truly reflects Estée Lauder’s modern vision of global beauty.”

Hot property Joan is also the only Puerto Rican Victoria Secret angel. When asked how she felt about this, Joan said:

“It’s super exciting and a blessing. I’m so gratefully because I’ve worked so hard to be at this position, to put my best foot forward, and bring pride to my family. I’m honored to rep my culture and want to show the world out there that the Latin culture is beautiful, exciting and that we all look different.”

Check out Joan walking the runway at the Victoria Secret 2011 fashion show… wow!


And being a good Puerto Rican, I bet you can guess her favorite dish… (You mean a model this gorgeous can actually eat real food!) When asked, Joan says:

“Mofongo with pollo al ajillo (chicken and garlic). I love garlic, don't talk to me after, but I love it!”

Find mofongo recipes in English at our sister site

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