Joan Smalls is serving up all kinds of smoldering in a new ad campaign for Calvin Klein. Dressed in nothing more than a black CK bra and panties, the Puerto Rican beauty shows off her angular face and bangin' body in the black-and-white photo.
Smalls isn't the only model to put her assets on display for the all-American brand. She's joined by Kendall Jenner, Isabeli Fontana and Edita Vilkeviciute in the campaign. She is, however, the only model of color of the bunch. Smalls spoke about experiencing racism in the fashion industry just last month:
“It was really easy for some girls to get booked automatically into an agency, but I had to go to appointment after appointment and a gazillion castings, and sometimes no one looked at me at all,” she said. “I would cry out of frustration because I didn’t understand why. I didn’t want to quit. I’m determined. That’s the fuel for my fire. I’m like, ‘I’m going to show you. Sooner or later you’ll see what happens when you don’t believe in someone.’”
We're glad Smalls is getting the recognition she deserves now.
BET.com always gives you the latest fashion and beauty trends, tips and news. We are committed to bringing you the best of Black lifestyle and celebrity culture.
(Photo: Calvin Klein)