Joan Smalls Porter 9 Summer Escape 2015 – Cover 01b

Joan Smalls Returns to Puerto Rico for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015

Joan Smalls Covers PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 wearing coat by Burberry, swimsuit by ERES Paris, and rings by Marie-Hélène de Taillac photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls Covers PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 wearing coat by Burberry, swimsuit by ERES Paris, and rings by Marie-Hélène de Taillac photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls graces the cover of Net-A-Porter’s PORTER Magazine #9 Summer Escape 2015, out now.

Inside, the Puerto Rican supermodel talks about diversity and shares how her upbringing empowered her for the fight to the top of the industry.

“Why not represent the rainbow that we live in? And then women can look at the runway and see themselves,” she says.

Joan Smalls Covers PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls Covers PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

For her Ryan McGinley-lensed cover shoot, she frolics around lesser seen parts of her native Puerto Rico in coats and swimsuits selected by fashion editor Alex White.

Joan’s hair is styled by Peter Gray, with makeup by Fulvia Farolfi.

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley

Joan Smalls for PORTER #9 Summer Escape 2015 photographed by Ryan McGinley [Click to Enlarge]

[via thefashionspot.com]