At the beginning of the pandemic, supermodel Joan Smalls thought one of the upsides to having to stay at home would be getting out of bed later in the morning. “I’m a sleeper,” she says. “I thought I would have these awesome, long mornings [sleeping] in.” But it wasn’t meant to be. She’s found herself waking up automatically around 7:30 or 8, and on some mornings, as early as 5 a.m.

The first thing she does is look at her phone, because before she goes to bed, she puts it on airplane and ‘do not disturb’ modes, with the Wi-Fi off. “I just check to make sure there was no emergency, that my family didn’t need me for anything,” she says.


Joan Smalls, 32, who started modeling in 2007, had her break three years later when she walked in Givenchy’s couture show in Paris. Since then, she’s walked in more than 500 shows and starred in…

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