Jessica White

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Jessica White
Jessica White 2012 Shankbone.JPG
White at Jacob's Cure 'Dream Big!' Annual Gala 2012
Born Jessica Angel White[1]
(1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 29)[2]
Buffalo, New York[2]
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[2]
Hair color Black[2]
Eye color Brown[2]
Measurements 34-24-34 (US), 86.5-61-86.5 (EU)[2]
Dress size 4 (US), 34 (EU)[2]
Manager Brandsway Creative
Website
www.jessica-white.com

Jessica White (born June 21, 1984 in Buffalo, New York, United States) is an American model and occasional actress.

Early life and education[edit]

White was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended Kensington High School.[3][4] White was sexually molested from age 14 to age 17.[3][5][6][7] White is a Scientologist.[8][9][10][11]

Career[edit]

At the age of 13, White was scouted in her hometown of Buffalo, New York, and had gone to Personal Best modeling school at age sixteen. After modeling for one week, her first job was an editorial for Vogue after meeting Anna Wintour.[12] In Paris, she signed a contract with the IMG agency and over the next six months landed campaigns for CoverGirl, Chloé, Jean Paul Gaultier and Gap.

She has walked the runways for New York’s top designers, including Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger. Tyra Banks dubbed her "the model of her generation."[13] In June 2007, White signed a contract with cosmetics company Maybelline, later that year, she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

She has done editorials for Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue, King and covers shots for Surface and Trace magazines. In 2003, White was chosen for a coveted shoot in Sports Illustrated's famed Swimsuit Issue. She was also featured in the 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 issues.

In addition to working with world-class photographers she was the object/subject of several Joanne Gair body painting works in these editions.[14][15]

In 2006, White had a small role in Big Momma's House 2 and has 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). In 2008 she appeared in The Young and the Restless. On October 14, 2009, White appeared on America's Next Top Model.

White is represented by Brandsway Creative.

Personal life[edit]

In October 2010, White was arrested for assaulting a woman in New York City.[16][17][18][19][20] White has given interviews about her cocaine addiction[21] and her mental illness.[3] White overdosed on cocaine at age 20.[6][21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tmi.me - IamJessWhite: I just went on". M.tmi.me. 2012-05-14. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g FMD profile. Retrieved on 2009-09-14.
  3. ^ a b c "Jessica White: Like A Tattoo". GIANTlife. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Buffalo woman appears in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition - Buffalo News Live | The Buffalo News". Blogs.buffalonews.com. 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Babe Jessica White: I Was Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse | E! Online UK". Eonline.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  6. ^ a b Messer, Lesley (2011-03-30). "Sean Penn Ex Girlfriend Jessica White on Assault". People.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  7. ^ "Jessica White Reveals Abusive Childhood & Partners With Russell Simmons On Anti-Child Abuse Campaign | The Young, Black, and Fabulous". Theybf.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  8. ^ "Tom Cruise’s ‘strict criteria’ for new GF". Page Six. 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  9. ^ "The Scientologists got another one". Celebslam.celebuzz.com. 2013-06-27. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  10. ^ "Tom Cruise Finds Scientology Love With Jessica White?". RumorFix. 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  11. ^ "Sexy New Scientologist? Fiesty Supermodel Jessica White Reportedly Joining Tom Cruise’s Controversial Church". Radar Online. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  12. ^ "Jessica White". tmz. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "Maybelline New York Signs New Supermodel, Jessica White.". CosmeticWeb. Retrieved 2008-02-18. [dead link]
  14. ^ "SI Swimsuit Collection: Jessica White". Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  15. ^ "SI Swimsuit Collection: Jessica White". Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  16. ^ "Jessica White Arrested". People.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  17. ^ "Sean Penn’s gal pal arrested after fight". Page Six. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  18. ^ "Sean Penn's Model Friend Jessica White Arrested for Sean Penn-Like Behavior | E! Online UK". Eonline.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  19. ^ "'Sports Illustrated' model Jessica White arrested in NYC". Content.usatoday.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  20. ^ "Model Jessica White Arrested After Fight Over NYC Taxi". chicagotribune.com. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  21. ^ a b "Jessica White Opens Up About Assault, Abusive Past & Drugs | CocoPerez.com". Perezhilton.com. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  22. ^ "Model Jessica White Talks Painful Past, Molestation, & Cocaine Overdose". Necole Bitchie.com. 2011-03-30. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 

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