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Model Spotlight: Jessica White

Model Spotlight: Jessica White


Jessica White  was scouted at age 13 in her hometown Buffalo, New York and after one week of modeling she booked her first job with American Vogue for an editorial.  In Paris, she signed a contract with the IMG agency and within the next six months she landed campaigns for CoverGirl, Chloé, Jean Paul Gaultier and Gap.



Soon after White was walking the runways for New York’s top designers, including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger. Tyra Banks deemed her “the model of her generation.”

Fashion Timeline:


Stars in spring/summer Chloé ad campaign 
Featured frolicking in St. Barts in a swimsuit in an editorial in Harper’s Bazaar 
Appears in print ads for the Gap
Featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition
Featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition in a painted-on swimsuit
Featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition once again, becoming the first black model to appear in three consecutive editions of the issue
Presents Susan Sarandon with the Children’s Aid Society’s first-ever Dreamspiration award
Appears in the video for R&B singer John Legend’s “So High”; the two date briefly
Plays a bra model in the movie Big Momma’s House 2
Walks in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Signs contract with Maybelline
Appears in print catalogues for Victoria’s Secret
Appears on the Tyra Banks show, in which Tyra names her the “the next big thing in the modeling industry” 
Featured in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit edition 


Appears in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Currently, Jessica White is represented by Brandsway Creative and not only does she work the runway but also the television. In 2009 she was featured on America’s Next Top Model. She has also appeared in music videos for Big & Rich, singer John Legend, rapper Jay-Z (Change Clothes), Robin Thicke (The Sweetest Love), and R&B singer Trey Songz (Neighbors Know My Name).


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