Tanaye White

Model & Entrepreneur

Tanaye White is an American model, impassioned mental health activist, and business woman. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Southington, Connecticut. In 2014, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Shortly after, she 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 agencies & international defense contractors 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 also is an influencer, leveraging her large social media following to share tips on fashion, fitness, and mental wellness. When she’s not modeling, she consults entrepreneurs 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 movement she developed to promote mental health through dancing on her social media platforms. She is also an advocate for diversity & inclusion, and higher education.

Her hobbies include staying active (she is a retired DII track & field long jumper), photography, graphic design, traveling, and searching for the most savory sushi & donut shops around the world.