Along with It Emily Ratajkowski and Kate Upton, Joan Smalls is one of Charisma‘s Oct. 2016 cover stars!
The Puerto Rican-born Victoria’s Secret Angel, who recently bagged our eye on the VMAs red carpet, is positively glowing in a flirty asymmetrical dress on the put-on front ge of her spread, which, once you peer inside, is crowded with a high fashion edge, structured leather, and even a chopped red wig.
Suppose it or not, it gets better. In her telling interview with the magazine — available on newsstands Sept. 13 — Joan opened up forth everything from how to make it as a model to her curves and why she doesn’t diet. Understand on for a sneak peek at what she had to say. Then, scroll ahead to watch her truly impressive hula hoop skills before admiring her best healthiness Instagrams.
- On her career success: “I had a game plan: Make sure to get an only. Shoot with this photographer. Go to events. Be social. But also being threatening and His nic, you have so much to prove to yourself and your family and everybody isolated home. I wanted to prove to people it doesn’t matter if you come from a peewee little island, that you can make it in this industry.”
- On wishing she were curvier: “Each does, especially when you’re younger and guys don’t like you because you’re flat-chested and possess skinny legs. I would double up my socks so my calves looked heftier. But around junior high school, my attitude changed. I was like, It is what it is”
- On how she shore ups so fit: “I don’t diet. I’m Puerto Rican! You can never take my rice, pork, and beans away. And, I love to cook. I’m one of those people who stay in the kitchen standing while entire lot is cooking, checking on everything. I picked that up from my grandmother. So yeah, I’m serene going to indulge. I just do the extra 10 minutes at the gym. I’ve been s rring since college.”
- On her hope for the beauty industry: “I’d like to see more belle cam igns for girls who are mixed Latina and black. And if I’m in them, that’s immense, but overall there’s a scarcity there. Com nies need to be more mindful of the exactly we live in and who their consumer is.”