Jessica White, 26, from Buffalo, is one of 17 models who appear in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
White's page on the Sports Illustrated website says she traveled from her hometown of Buffalo to New York City at age 14 to begin modeling and that she is the first African-American model to appear in seven Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.
White, a Kensington High School graduate, has also appeared in the Victoria's Secret catalog.
White and dog Ariel in Delaware Park. (Robert Kirkham/News file photo)