6 Absolutely Gorgeous Photos of Tanaye White in Barbados

The model was officially an SI Swimsuit rookie in 2021.

Tanaye White is a triple threat: social media influencer, model and marketing professional. She was named a Swim Search finalist in 2018 and a co-winner of the competition in ’20. The former Washington, D.C.-based senior communications analyst has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Fenty Beauty, Hervé Léger and other major brands. Her true passion lies in speaking up about mental health and advocating for diversity and body positivity.

“I think that the industry has done incredible things to make sure that we are pushing a more inclusive space,” White explained. “I hate the fact that we live in a world, especially with the modeling industry, where we still have tokenism. You’ll have a runway show, but there will only be one Black girl or one Asian girl and everybody else is just white. I think that while we are having conversations about having an inclusive spectrum of diversity, we still have to have the conversations about what are you truly doing to push that envelope forward and are you doing it effectively to make sure that we have the representation that we have all been wanting to see for decades.”

White has been featured in the SI Swimsuit Issue every year since 2020. She said returning in ’22 to pose for photographer Ben Watts as a veteran felt just as exciting as her debut shoot.

Here are six of our favorite photos of White in Barbados.

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Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Andi Bagus

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Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Daze Dayz.

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Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Andi Bagus.

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Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Neena Swim.

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Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by SXA.

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Tanaye White was photographed by Ben Watts in Barbados. Swimsuit by Ark Swimwear.


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Ananya Panchal

ANANYA PANCHAL

Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.