Jessica White (born June 21, 1984) is an American model.
White was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She attended Kensington High School.
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. 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.
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.
In October 2010, White was arrested for assaulting a woman in New York City.
White has given interviews about her cocaine addiction and her mental illness. She used cocaine to cope with the problems her mother had. She overdosed on cocaine at 20. She is now off cocaine and considers her mother to be her best friend.
As a child she witnessed violence and was molested by a family member. 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."