One complaint about the modeling trade today is that there are very few models of color with a high profile. Fortunately, there is still Joan Smalls.
The Puerto Rico-born Ms. Smalls has done numerous campaigns for various designers - Lacoste, Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, and David Yurman - to name a few - and she's appeared in editorials for several international editions of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, and W.
Joan Smalls is also ubiquitous on television, co-hosting MTV's fashion series "House of Style" with fellow model Karlie Kloss.
Fun fact: In 2011, she became the first Hispanic spokesmodel for the Estée Lauder company. :-)