Tanaya K. Henry (born August 31) is an American model, actress, and jewelry designer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]


Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 31, 1988. She is the daughter of Tawnya Henry, and Derick Henry, a body guard who has worked for recording artists. Henry's father is of African American and Native American decent, and Henry's mother is of Russian, Native American, Irish, and German descent.[1] With the exception of a couple of childhood years in New Orleans, she grew up in various parts of Minnesota with her two younger siblings, graduating from Savage, Minnesota Prior Lake High in 2006.[3] Henry briefly attended Normandale College in Minneapolis for computer science. Beginning modeling at a young age, Henry shoot with local Minneapolis photographers. Subsequently, she moved to New York City to work as a professional model. Henry is known as a human billboard from her year long She Wears Your Tee campaign in 2010.[4]


In New York, she signed with Wilhelmina Models[citation needed] and appeared in commercials, editorial and print campaigns representing several brands.[5] Henry has appeared, uncredited, in numerous music videos.[6] She later moved into a warehouse in Hoboken, NJ called The Pudding Factory, owned by photographer River Clark, with whom she collaborated.[2][6]

In a notable campaign of her own design, Henry become a human billboard, selling the days on her calendar to companies in exchange for promotion. This marketing technique attracted media coverage,[3][5] The site featured a calendar where reservations could be made by the day for Henry's marketing services, with the price increasing by $1 per day. Companies participating included Adidas, Vimeo, Groupon, hip-hop group Atmosphere and others.[7][8]

In late 2009, Henry developed an earring necklace known as the "Earlace",[9] which appeared in Nicki Minaj's "Your Love" video.[10] Henry claims to holds an unreferenced patent for this invention.[citation needed]

She has since relocated to Hollywood, California.[2][10]

Music videos[citation needed]

Year Title Artist
2011 "Girls Go Wild" 50 Cent feat. Jeremih
"Work Out" J. Cole
"Body 2 Body" Ace Hood feat. Chris Brown
"Birthday Dress" Lil Playy feat. Matthew Koma
"It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over" DJ Khaled feat. Mary J. Blige
"Run the World (Girls)" Beyoncé
"Rock N Roll" Swizz Beatz feat. Lil Wayne & Lenny Kravitz
"Anything” Musiq Soulchild feat. Swizz Beatz
2010 "Fall For Your Type" Jamie Foxx feat. Drake
"All I Want Is YouMiguel
"Pretty GirlsWale feat. Gucci Mane
2009 "Press It Up" Sean Paul

Filmography[citation needed]

Year Title Role
2010 "Gun" starring 50 Cent Featured
2009 "Hunting Shadows" Independent Film Lead

Commercials[citation needed]

Year Product Notes
2012 Fiat
2012 Body LX
2012 E! Summer Line Up Starring The Kardashians
2011 Bing Starring Swizz Beatz
2010 Lugz Starring Cain Velasquez


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