Joan Smalls “Shifts Shape” From Fierce to Fit for Vogue

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Joan Smalls wearing Versace one-shoulder crop top with crystal mesh and matching skirt and Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals for Vogue April 2015 photographed by Inez & Vinoodh

Joan Smalls wearing Versace one-shoulder crop top with crystal mesh and matching skirt and Giuseppe Zanotti Design sandals for Vogue April 2015 photographed by Inez & Vinoodh

Puerto Rican supermodel Joan Smalls is one of six beauties featured in Vogue Magazine‘s “Shape Shifters” editorial for April 2015.

Joan — along with models Vanessa Axente, Adriana Lima, Karmen Pedaru, Cameron Russell, and Caroline Trentini — shares her secrets for staying in shape.

“I’ve always believed that it’s sexy when a woman can pull her own weight,” says Joan who was diagnosed with scoliosis at 14 and relies on posture-enhancing workouts to fortify her back and gluteus muscles. “And I can now—in heels!”

Joan Smalls wearing Ohne Titel reversible mesh pullover, Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony bra top, American Apparel shorts, Microsoft Band, Nike sneakers, and Alexander Wang jump rope for Vogue April 2015 photographed by Inez & Vinoodh

Joan Smalls wearing Ohne Titel reversible mesh pullover, Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony bra top, American Apparel shorts, Microsoft Band, Nike sneakers, and Alexander Wang jump rope for Vogue April 2015 photographed by Inez & Vinoodh

With the help of New York-based trainer Mark Gordon her workout blends cardio and body-sculpting, with a focus on quality over quantity.

“It’s much better to do 15 correct crunches,” she says, “than 50 or 100 sloppy ones.”

Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh, Joan is styled styled by Fashion Editor Tonne Goodman, with hair by Christiaan and makeup by Dick Page.


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