Quiana Grant (born March 21, 1982), also known as Quiana Grant Pinckney, is an American model. She is perhaps best remembered for appearing in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Quiana is from Newport News, Virginia, where she was raised by a single mother and attended Menchville High School.
Quiana was recruited for modelling when she was 14, and spent years modelling before getting widespread attention in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Quiana has done some acting, appearing in 'Redirecting Eddie,' "The Tyra Banks Show" and 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.' She maintains active Twitter and Facebook accounts. She has worked a lot with Michael Kors, and does ads for brands such as Maybelline and GAP.
|Quiana's marriage proposal|
Quiana received a marriage proposal in January 2014 when she thought she was shooting a Neiman Marcus ad. Dr. James Pinckney II, her boyfriend, who crashed the session and proposed, to which Quiana said yes. They since have married.
Quiana is represented by IMG in New York, Modelwerk in Germany, City Models in Paris, France, as well as Vision Model Management.
Quiana has an active Instagram account, as well as a Twitter account.
Quiana has a son, James.
Quiana has had a couple of small appearances in films "Redirecting Eddie" (2008) and "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" (2009).
In her Sports Illustrated appearance, Quiana was featured in a bodypainting layout as a canvas for bodypaint artist Joanne Gair.
Quiana was part of a record-setting class of seven rookie Swimsuit Issue models in the 2008 issue. The others were Jessica Gomes, Melissa Haro, Yasmin Brunet, Melissa Baker, Jeisa Chiminazzo and Jarah Mariano.