Model & Entrepreneur
Tanaye White is an American model, mental health activist, and business woman. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Southington, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also earned her Master’s in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from the esteemed Georgetown University.
The scholar led a full career as a Senior Communications Analyst for federal aerospace agencies in Washington D.C. However, after successfully becoming a finalist in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 2018 model search, she transitioned her career path to modeling full-time. The following year, she would reapply for the competition and win, becoming a coveted 2021 SI Swimsuit Rookie.
Tanaye now spends her time in New York City as a signed model to ONE Model Management. She been featured by brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Fenty Beauty, and Hervé Léger. She’s also an influencer, leveraging her large social media following to share tips on fashion, fitness, and mental wellness. When she’s not modeling, she consults businesses through her established digital marketing agency.
Outside of the fashion industry, she commits herself to mental health awareness initiatives; one of which being #FeelGood Friday, a weekly social media movement she developed to promote mental wellness. She’s also an outspoken advocate for diversity & inclusion.
Her hobbies include staying active (she is a retired DII track & field long jumper), photography, traveling, and searching for the most savory sushi & donut shops around the world.