With the debut of her new collaborative collection with True Religion, Joan Smalls continues her reign in the fashion industry. The supermodel is also the May 2015 cover star of Lucky magazine. On the cover is which she is carrying a flowers, Joan is working the DEREK LAM 10 CROSBY SPRING 2015 olive buckle apron dress. You may remember that I recently featured this dress in one of my wardrobe inspiration post.
In the issue, she talks dancing in Beyonce's 'Yonce' video, big dreams, coming from Puerto Rico to supermodel, eating organic food and more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more info on Joans feature, visit the Lucky magazine site and pick up a copy on newsstand.
On her emerging status:
“I feel like a good amount of women have used modeling as a platform. People like Gisele and Cindy. And I think that’s really cool, not only for models but for women. It shows that you can have a voice and a say. You can have a brand and be your own boss. It’s empowering.”
On the modeling competitions:
“I lost every single time. We had a gray minivan, and one time it broke down during a long drive home, and I remember thinking, Is this even worth it? But I loved it. And I had my family’s blessing, which was cool. My parents were into it. They were like, ‘Why not? It’s a fun extracurricular activity, and she has good grades.’ Their support was crucial, because I didn’t have a license to get myself places.”
“I come from a Latin culture; rhythm is in my roots. If I have an early shoot and I’ve just gotten off a plane, or I haven’t slept, or I feel gross, I’ll dance around and be silly. I put on Drake or Nicki Minaj or Cultura Profética, a Puerto Rican band. It gets me pumped up.”
On eating organic food:
“Today everyone is all about organic this, organic that—but that’s just how I grew up, eating from our plantain, banana and orange trees. It’s funny, I never even liked avocados until recently. And we had them in my backyard, so now they’re almost like a comfort food. I had it so good when I was a little kid and I didn’t even know it!”
On dancing in Beyonce's video:
“She was just like, ‘Be you!’ It was funny because she had to stand there and chill while we were dancing and doing our thing. She kept saying, ‘This is so weird. I’m not doing anything!’ We had some laughs.”
Credit: Lucky Magazine