Jessica White is known for landing features in magazines like Sports Illustrated, walking runways for Oscar de la Renta and Marc Jacobs, and being the face of Maybelline Cosmetics’ campaigns, but singer—better yet, a poet? That’s one side of this model that we’ve ever seen but she’s about to show it to us all because she’s just revealed that’s she’s working on an album.

“I think the world is going to be really shocked,” Jessica told NY Mag. “I’m a lot more creative than people can imagine. This year, they’re gonna get a big huge handful of how creative I really am.”

Modeling and music don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, but Jessica said in her world they do.

“I’m a poet first and foremost, before the modeling. I mean, modeling, it’s being an artist as well. It’s just being a silent artist. It takes a lot of self-control and a lot of discipline.”

Her sound, which she considers soulful pop, will be anything but silent, especially since she’s been recording with producer Ryan Leslie. He’s just one of many stars who will be associated with the project, but Jessica’s keeping most of those details a secret for now.

“I want everybody to be surprised. This is huge. I’m using a live band to record the whole entire album. And I’m producing a lot of it and writing my own material. So I think the world is going to be really shocked. We don’t know when it’s coming out. Right now I’m just creating.”

Kudos to her for launching a new venture, we’ll have to see what these two come up with in the studio.

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