One does not simply define the word “supermodel” without Joan Smalls coming into mind. The 26-year-old has been described to have “The perfect face” by Elle magazine.
But what’s most captivating about this Puerto Rican beauty isn’t just her beauty but her story. (Smalls father is from St. Thomas and mother is from Puerto Rico. The model was born and raised in P.R. alongside two similarly stunning sisters…) She has defined all odds to be where she is today.
The model has been using her influence since she left her small town of Hatillo to be a supermodel to rally for the next generation of models of color and the need for people to open up to fashion’s diversity.
The confidence she exhibits on the runway is just enough to tell the real struggles of this simple island girl who had to beat the odds in a highly racial sector. In 2013, she ranked at #8 on Forbes magazine’s “World’s Highest-Paid Models” list. In 2011, she became the first Latina model to represent Estée Lauder cosmetics. In January 2014, Smalls appeared on the “Return of the Supermodel” cover of American Elle.
Smalls has modeled haute couture and ready-to-wear collections for designers and fashion houses such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Burberry, Lavin, Missoni, Alexander Wang,Versace, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Fendi, Dior, Oscar De La Renta, and DVF. She has appeared in shows for fashion week in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. In 2010, Smalls began modeling for Victoria’s Secret and has appeared in their 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Today, she is proof that despite not having the ‘usual’ model physique and a black skin color – it really don’t matter in the end. She lets her body language do the talking.
The white, black, Brazilian, and West Indian Bombshell is a Cali native who was discovered while shopping with her celebrity stylist mom.
She did gymnastics for ten years and was also active in volleyball and softball before she became a model at about the age of 15, when Bruce Weber photographed Tookes for Abercrombie & Fitch. Her first commercial ad campaigns were in 2010 for Ugg boots and Gap. French Vogue named her as one of its 10 New faces from fall/winter 2012-2013 Fashion Week. Her runway experience includes Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, Prada, Miu Miu and Versace.
Before breaking out on the international scene, she was booked to a Spring 2011 DKNY campaign and a layout in Vogue Italia. According to Page six of The New York Post, when Oprah Winfrey saw Tookes perform on the catwalk in October 2011 at the “Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren”, Winfrey extolled Tookes’ buttery soft skin and requested that Tookes “Rub your face against mine”
She was one of eleven new models for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012, and is now she is the face of Scandalous,
Trinidad & Tobago Super Model Soowan Bramble, “The Best Carnival Launch Body” she is also the Recipient of KARIB NATION’S 2014 “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – RUNWAY & PRINT MODEL”
Chrishell Stubbs (born January 24, 1992 on the Turks and Caicos Islands) is a young super model. She was discovered at the age of 11 on Hollywood Blvd. at the Pig’n Whistle restaurant. Her big breakthrough came in 2010 and since then she has made a name for herself in shoots for numerous magazines and doing campaigns for fashion brands all over the world.
She has since become the face of United Colors of Benetton and Ralph Lauren.
She has walked the catwalk for names such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Lacoste, Mulberry, Anteprima, Malandrino, Vivienne Westwood, Juan Carlos Obando, Erin Fetherston, Ralph Lauren, Cynthia Steffe, Dennis Basso, Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation to name a few.
She appeared in editorials for magazines such as V, Uptown, Teen Vogue, Joey, Arise, Ponytail and Pop. Bloomingdales Catalog,
She’s currently signed with Supreme Model Management in New York, Traffic Models in Madrid/Barcelona, Select Models in London, Modelwerk in Hamburg and with Women Management in Milan and Paris.
Niketa Barker is two years away from attaining her Degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Guyana. Not all about the books, Niketa is in fact a philanthropist, a children’s advocate and a part time model. This family oriented nature-lover, fashion and pageant enthusiast is the 2014 Miss Guyana Universe Delegate. She has been motivated not only to pursue a prestigious career but also to live everyday as if it were her last. She hopes that when she leaves this world, she leaves nothing short of a legacy in her wake, a legacy that others would be proud to emulate. NIKETA is also the recipient of KARIB NATION’S “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Print & Runway Model”