Joan Smalls covers Glam Belleza Latin Spring 2014 issue.
On her Latin pride:“Yes, ‘pride’ in coming from such a beautiful, diverse culture is something that I think of in connection to Latin beauty. Regardless of what shade you are or where you come from, you still are beautiful.”
On categorizing her race:“Aha. People want to claim you. And people don’t realize that when you’re Latin, you’re so diverse. I am black. I am Latin. I am Spanish. You know? It’s a little bit of everything, and that’s beautiful. So, everybody, claim me. I’m fine with that.”