I try not to go to sleep with makeup, because I think it clogs your pores. I always wash my face with something that contains salicylic acid.
I work out almost every day, and I mix it up: I do Thai kickboxing. I have a personal trainer. I work out at my gym.
I remember when I started modelling and being the only non-white girl in the fashion show. I was grateful to be there, but at the casting, there had been many beautiful women of different descriptions, and I was wondering why they were not being represented.
My personal style is bipolar. Sometimes I feel like dressing in a boyish leather jacket; other times I want to dress more elegantly. Most of the time it's what I like to call 'comfortable chic': Giuseppe Zanotti flat sandals, Rag & Bone jeans, slouchy Isabel Marant shirts.
I always had crazy, curly hair up in a bun, messy, running up and down, sweaty.
My career has always thrived on hard work and good relationships with people I work with and just continuing grinding.
I really don't go out. I love watching movies, and on a day off, I'll work out, do groceries, do laundry, see a friend.
I would always hunch over, I was always taller than the boys. I had the extremely skinny legs... I would double up my socks, those ones from Footlocker, to make my legs look thicker.
My mom always tells me, 'Joan, you're the brightest star. Embrace your strength and your power when you walk into a room.' So I always have that in me to have that confidence.
I felt most beautiful on the red carpet in Givenchy's sheer lace dress at a dinner hosted by Givenchy in honor of Marina Abramovich at the closing of her Museum of Modern Art retrospective, 'The Artist is Present', in 2010. It was the first time I had been dressed for an event, and everybody just fell in love with the dress.
I'd like to see more beauty campaigns for girls who are mixed Latina and black.
I've always had a struggle trying to get a hair campaign. It's mind-boggling.
When you look at the world, the world isn't just one palette. It's a beautiful rainbow, and why not have someone to represent that rainbow?
I want to last in my career, and that relies on the way my body performs. So I need to take care of it.
I don't diet. I'm Puerto Rican! You can never take my rice, pork, and beans away.
I'm a little bit of everything. Sometimes people think I'm not Puerto Rican, because my name doesn't sound Spanish.
I don't want to be on such a strict diet that I don't have fun. So if I eat sweets, I'll just put in more of an effort when I go to the gym.
I was always very, very insecure about my height. Even as a 15-year-old I was a foot and a half taller than everyone.
I was the troublemaker, always being funny - that's just who I am.