NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08:  Jessica White attends the amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 Fashion Week at Cipriani Wall Street on February 8, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Jessica White

At age 16, a decision to move to Paris in pursuit of a modeling career proved to be a wise one when Jessica White landed ad campaigns for the Gap and Chloè and runway walks for high-end fashion designers. Since then, she's signed lucrative deals with cosmetic lines CoverGirl and Maybelline, and become the first African-American model to appear in seven Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. The Victoria's Secret Angel has been featured in a number of other magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, Teen Vogue, King and Vogue Italia. Top model Tyra Banks dubbed White "the model of her generation."  Her beauty and talent have even garnered her a few acting gigs and appearances in videos for Trey Songz, Jay-Z and Robin Thicke.