Born on June 21, 1984 in Buffalo, New York, Jessica White is an American model probably best known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, as well as her appearance in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Jessica grew up in a tough neighborhood, and according to askmen.com, by the age of 12 she had started partying and drinking, and by 13, was smoking marijuana. Soon after, she got into an argument with another girl and attacked the girl’s car with a baseball bat.
Jessica White got into modeling after being scouted in Buffalo at the age of 13 and subsequently went to Personal Best modeling school when she was 16. Jessica rose to prominence quickly. Her first job was an editorial for Vogue. Other jobs soon followed, including gigs for CoverGirl, Choe, Gap and Jean Paul Gaultier. She has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, King, Surface and Trace magazine. Tyra Banks called her “the model of her generation.”
Jessica said of modeling, “It’s been great. I’ve learned so much and I’ve met so many incredible people. It’s been everything I hoped for.”
In 2009, she was featured on “America’s Next Top Model.” She’s also had small parts in films and music videos, including those for John Legend, Kayne West and Jay-Z.
On her Twitter, she wrote in 2013, “Am… of the wind. Whose sound is heard yet none can tell from whence it comes or where it goes.” She has her own skincare line, Devise Beauty and she launched the Angel Wings Foundation to fight sexual abuse.
Jessica White has 18 tattoos. “My tattoos have kind of become their own person. Everybody does stories on them.”
As for dating, she is turned off by pretentious men. She has been linked to a variety of men, including Sean Penn and John Legend. She said, “That’s the funny part. I don’t have a love life. That’s the thing, you can’t believe everything you read because 90% of whom they said I was dating was a bunch of crap…I have male friends. It doesn’t mean I’m romantically involved with them and that’s the frustrating part.”
Jessica would like to get more into acting and singing, but “these are things you have to strategically do, especially when you’re famous for being a model. I’m going to do everything. I can tell you that much. Before I leave the earth, I’ll have released a bunch of albums and a bunch of movies. I’m going to do it all” (complex.com).
Jessica White lives in New York City.