Maybelline signs Jessica White
New York announces it has appointed
Jessica White as its new spokesmodel, alongside her heroine Christy
Turlington and others
YORK announced earlier today that
Jessica White has become its newest spokesperson, joining Christy
Turlington, Erin Wasson, Adriana Lima, Tomiko Fraser, Julia Stegner
and Zhang Ziyi.
White is best known for her appearances in the
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (20035, 2007) and
on the Victorias Secret Fashion Show catwalk, beginning in
2006. Some dubbed her the new Iman, based on her AfricanAmerican
Originally from Brooklyn, NY,
White was discovered when she was 16 and moved to Paris soon after.
She modelled in campaigns for Chloé and the Gap, became a
regular on the catwalks and has appeared in Harpers Bazaar
and Teen Vogue. She has had an acting appearancein
the otherwise forgettable Big Mommas House 2and
has featured in a music video for John Legend and Jay-Z.
According to Maybelline, White founded a charitable
foundation called Angel Wings, which helps children in her Buffalo
Maybelline products are a part of every
woman's life and I am so honoured to represent the AfricanAmerican
community for a brand I have grown up with, she says.
The campaigns featuring White begin running in
February 2008. •
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Above: A selection of Whites images at the Sports
Illustrated website, showcasing her four appearances in
the Swimsuit Edition.