Jessica White

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Jessica White
Jessica White 2012 Shankbone.JPG
White at Jacob's Cure 'Dream Big!' Annual Gala 2012
Born (1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 34)[1]
Alma materKensington High School
Modeling information
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Hair colorBlack[1]
Eye colorBrown[1]

Jessica White (born June 21, 1984) is an American model.

Early life and education[edit]

White was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended Kensington High School.[3][3][4][5][6][7]


At the age of 12, 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.[8] In Paris, she signed a contract with the IMG agency. She has modeled for Sports Illustrated. She has also modeled for Joanne Gair's body painting works in these editions.[9][10]

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. As of 2016, White is part of the cast of a new series from E! network named Famously Single which premiered on June 14, in the US. She filmed her own docu-series on Oxygen, launched a skin care line, and worked on her women's philanthropic organization, the Angel Foundation.[11] In the same year, White released a single under the stage name "Jypsy" called Bipolar Love.[12]

Legal issues[edit]

In October 2010, White was arrested for assaulting a woman in New York City.[13][14][15][16][17]

Personal life[edit]

White has given interviews about her cocaine addiction[18] and her mental illness.[3][6][18][19] She used cocaine to cope with the problems her mother had.[11] She overdosed on cocaine at 20. She is now off cocaine and considers her mother to be her best friend.[11]

As a child she witnessed violence and was molested by a family member.[11] She looks to modeling as her savior saying "[it allowed me] to leave and travel to Paris and New York when I could finally relax and be out of the abusive environment.[11]"


  1. ^ a b c d e FMD profile. Retrieved on 2009-09-14.
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  3. ^ a b c "Jessica White: Like A Tattoo". GIANTlife. February 17, 2009. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  4. ^ "Buffalo woman appears in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition – Buffalo News Live | The Buffalo News". February 16, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  5. ^ "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Babe Jessica White: I Was Victim of Childhood Sexual Abuse | E! Online UK". May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  6. ^ a b Messer, Lesley (March 30, 2011). "Sean Penn Ex Girlfriend Jessica White on Assault". Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  7. ^ "Jessica White Reveals Abusive Childhood & Partners With Russell Simmons on Anti-Child Abuse Campaign | The Young, Black, and Fabulous". Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  8. ^ "Jessica White". tmz. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  9. ^ "SI Swimsuit Collection: Jessica White". Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  10. ^ "SI Swimsuit Collection: Jessica White". Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
  11. ^ a b c d e Messer, Lesley (March 30, 2011). "Jessica White says she is In an awesome place now". Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "REVOLT Premiere: Jessica "Jypsy" White's Debut Single, "Bipolar Love"". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  13. ^ "Jessica White Arrested". October 26, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  14. ^ "Sean Penn's gal pal arrested after fight". Page Six. October 26, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  15. ^ "Sean Penn's Model Friend Jessica White Arrested for Sean Penn-Like Behavior | E! Online UK". October 26, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  16. ^ "'Sports Illustrated' model Jessica White arrested in NYC". October 26, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  17. ^ "Model Jessica White Arrested After Fight Over NYC Taxi". October 26, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  18. ^ a b "Jessica White Opens Up About Assault, Abusive Past & Drugs |". March 31, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  19. ^ "Model Jessica White Talks Painful Past, Molestation, & Cocaine Overdose". Necole March 30, 2011. Archived from the original on April 2, 2011. Retrieved 2013-09-15.

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