Top model Joan Smalls has revealed that she celebrated the end of Paris Fashion Week recently by having a sleepover with her close model friends. She said that it is so much fun to have a group of close friends who she can unwind with, and who she doesn't have a forced relationship with: ''We actually had a sleepover. It was fun! It was a group of us - Cara, Lily, Gigi and Kendall in Paris. That's how we finished Fashion Month - our celebration. We went to Kanye's performance at the Louis Vuitton Museum, had a sleepover and then all took our own journeys. You find a clique of girls that you get along with and like having fun [with] and have the same focus and drive as you do, and you come together and just have fun. And we're always around each other. It's not forced - we're just friends. And [our friendship] takes away from [our] everyday schedule.''
Joan also commented that she often finds herself chewing gum during Fashion Week, but makes sure never to chew on the catwalk: ''I try to have a chewing gum. It's so funny because I'll be chewing backstage and the person in lineup or the designer will be like, 'Are you chewing gum?' And I'm like, 'Yes, I am, but you will never see it on the runway!' And you have not caught me in one picture on the runway chewing because I bite down on it. I don't know if it's for tension or just so my face remains the same way, but I put it back here [points to jaw].''
Her key to making it through the hectic timetable is to stay hydrated and energised: ''Keeping a good energy is key. And you have to make sure you always drink a lot of water and you know when to rest and when to party. You can't continue to do every single night because then you're not going to have the energy to perform the next morning for a show, for a shoot. So I pick and choose where I go a lot of the times.''