8 Reasons Jordyn Woods Is More Than Just Kylie Jenner's BFF
While it must be tough to constantly be in the shadow of your ultra famous bestie, Jordyn Woods is more than just Kylie Jenner's BFF. Yes, Woods is the reality star's ~sidekick~, frequent Snapchat partner-in-crime, and half of the relationship that provides many with #FriendshipGoals on the daily, but she also has an entire life of her own that doesn't involve the name Kardashian one bit. In fact, Woods is making some serious career moves of her very own, and it's about time that she gets recognized for it.
First of all, for anyone thinking that Woods is "taking advantage" of her relationship with Jenner, you're damn right she is — and it's a seriously smart career move. While her BFF has such a such a huge platform — on which she frequently touts Woods, I might add — it is in the model's best interest to strike while the iron is hot, and the iron is so lit that it's basically scorching a hole straight through a shirt. Of course, she isn't "using" Jenner (being friends with her for the sole sake of fame), but rather, utilizing the platform she has by being her closest friend as a way to further her own brand. Woods is simply taking all opportunities that come her way, and that makes her pretty darn badass.
Educate yourself on Jordyn Woods below.
1. She Has A Huge Social Media Following Of Her Own
1.9 million Instagram followers do not lie. That means that the equivalent of half of the entire population of L.A. checks in to see what the 18-year-old is grammin' at any given moment. And when it comes to being a ~social media influencer~, big numbers are absolutely crucial.
2. She Just Launched Her Own Size-Inclusive Fashion Line
Woods collaborated with British fashion company Boohoo, a brand that Woods believes strongly in because they include a wide range of sizes (2-22), on her own Boohoo x Jordyn line of clothes — which includes everything from comfy ~athleisure~ tracksuits to dresses.
"From personal experience, there were times when I wanted to dress like other girls my age, but I couldn't find clothes in my size that were as cute," Woods told Refinery29. Which is exactly why she was super pumped to collab with the brand "to bring an all-inclusive collection so that all of my friends and fans are able to enjoy it."
3. She's A Model
And she uses her platform to instill her young followers with body empowerment.
"I never really thought about modeling before, but I’m always posting pictures and taking selfies. I modeled when I was like 4 or 5, but that’s not really by choice," she told NY Mag's The Cut . "I saw it as a good opportunity to start giving back to people and helping influence other girls to be more confident."
4. And She's All About Body Confidence
"We’re all given this vessel, this body, and we all have a purpose," she told The Cut. "For me, if there’s something I don’t like about myself, I’ll accept it — the sooner you can accept it, then you can work on making it better."
5. She Started Her Own Lifestyle Series On YouTube
All Jordyn, all the time. (OK, so she only has one video up so far, but that's just the beginning.)
6. She's Not Above Poking Fun At Herself & Her Fame
That ice cream cone emoji could mean anything.
7. She Has Her Own Celebrity Connections
As evidenced by the above photo of a baby Woods and a Men in Black-era Will "Uncle Willy" Smith, the social media star was clearly well-connected in Hollywood way before she ever became besties with Kylie Jenner (in fact, the girls' individual friendship with Jaden Smith probably resulted in their own bond).
8. She's Business-Savvy & Werking Those Opportunities
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Woods is doing it right. She's using her platform and the opportunities she's been given to their fullest advantage, whether it means launching a fashion line, becoming a model, or promoting body confidence to her young followers on the 'gram. Woods is using her platform for good, and I seriously commend her for that.