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Meet the New Girl: Joan Smalls

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Puerto Rican babe Joan Smalls has one of the most refined, versatile faces we’ve seen recently. She’s already sashayed down the runways for New York’s better smaller shows, Benjamin Cho and James Coviello, which showcased the girl’s endless gams. This past spring, Smalls became the sole face of the Ports 1961, shot by Geoff Barrenger, and even appeared in a cameo for Ricky Martin’s “It’s Alright” music video. And with the madness of Fashion Week drawing near, we hope to see mainstream designers catch on to her classic beauty (we can already picture her as a Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren type of gal). But if you can’t wait till then, go pick up the current issue of V where she’s featured alongside new mommy Alessandra Ambrosio and Noémie Lenoir. —James Lim

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Meet the New Girl: Joan Smalls