Birth Name: Joan Smalls Rodriguez
Place of Birth: Hatillo, Puerto Rico
Date of Birth: July 11, 1988
*father – African-Virgin Islander, Irish
*mother – Puerto Rican [Spanish, Taino, Indian]
Joan Smalls is a Puerto Rican fashion model and actress.
Her father, Eric Smalls, an accountant, is from Saint Thomas, an island in the Caribbean, and has African and Irish ancestry. Her mother, Betzaida Rodríguez, a social worker, is Puerto Rican, and has Spanish, Taíno/Indigenous Puerto Rican, and Indian, from India, ancestry.
Joan has said:
I’m just an island girl. I’m West Indian, I’m Puerto Rican, I’m African, I’m Taíno, I have some Irish in me, I have some Indian, so I’m just a proud mutt.