Everybody’s talking about Jordyn Woods. The model/reality star/fashion designer/ entrepreneur is making major headlines at the moment, and while everyone knows her name, few people know much about who she really is.
We know she’s Kylie Jenner’s best friend (although we don't think that status is withstanding). We know she’s appeared in Kylie’s TV show and she has a big role in baby Stormi’s life.
We know that she has some serious fashion sense, and has nearly nine million followers on IG who are in love with her style and the confidence that oozes from her pictures.
But what else do we really know about Jordyn Woods?
Aside from being an in-demand model and heavily connected to the Kardashian and Jenner clan, Jordyn has her own life that is mostly unknown to the hordes of social media users who have flocked to her pages after hearing the recent news connecting her to Tristan Thompson.
The model has a family of her own, has other professional aspirations besides modeling, and her friendship with Kylie Jenner was even deeper than most of us thought. Keep reading to find out these twenty interesting details about Jordyn Woods.
20 Jordyn Hails From Los Angeles, California
Like the Kardashian-Jenner clan, with which Jordyn has had such a complex relationship, she was born and bred in Los Angeles, California. Being a California baby no doubt came in handy when Jordyn was trying to make it as a model since she didn’t have to relocate from some remote town in another part of the country.
Now that she’s got a following of her own and is seeing more success in her work, Jordyn travels all around the world, even though she’s still based in Los Angeles. And like true Cali girls, she looks like a natural in a bathing suit!
19 She’s Been Friends With Kylie Since She Was 13
When she was thirteen years old, Jordyn moved to Calabasas, AKA the designated territory for Kardashians and Jenners in Los Angeles. Around that age, she became friends with Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the clan, which is how she got to know the rest of the family.
Jordyn and Kylie were actually introduced through mutual friends (mutual famous friends, we might add, but more on that later). Since Kylie grew up in one of the most famous families in the nation, Jordyn was obviously exposed to cameras and paparazzi from a young age too, by association with her high-profile friend.
18 She’s A Spokesperson For Body Positivity
Recent events have earned Jordyn quite a lot of interest and attention from curious (and possibly protective) Kardashian fans around the world, but over the last couple of years, she’s built up a following and made a name for herself as a spokesperson for body positivity. She’s never shy to flaunt her curves, or to talk about them with interviewers, either.
“I just want to make a change in the curve industry because I want other curve girls to realize that you don’t have to dress a certain way because you are curvy,” she told Teen Vogue in a 2015 interview.
17 She’s A Fashion Icon
Most people who hang out with the Kardashians and Jenners quickly learn how to dress to impress, but Jordyn has become a fashion icon in her own right. She posts different looks on her social media accounts all the time, inspiring trends among her younger fans and becoming a role model.
In the past, she’s been known to help her friend Kylie out by modeling her makeup and her clothes. Jordyn’s left an even bigger mark on the fashion industry by releasing a collection with Addition Elle. She also has her own line of activewear called SECNDNTURE.
16 She’s More Than Just An IG Model
In today’s world of social media, anyone can be a model and build up a following. Being signed to a huge agency isn’t as crucial as it used to be if fame is the aim, and you don’t need approval from anyone to start posting pictures. That said, Jordyn is more than just your average IG model.
She’s signed with the plus-size division of Wilhelmina International and has even been tipped as their next “it” girl. Jordyn takes advantage of her position as a model and as someone young girls look up to and uses her platform to normalize healthy shapes and sizes.
15 But She Was Scouted On IG
Yes, Jordyn’s modeling experience expands further than just the confines of social media. She does have a lot to thank social media for, however, because IG is where she got her start.
She was a model when she was a child, but she didn’t get her big break until she was about eighteen. She was posting pictures to IG at the time, and a talent agent found her page and reached out to her before Wilhelmina convinced her to sign with them. As a child, she signed with Ford Models at the age of six, but nothing ever became of it.
14 And She’s A DJ
In addition to model, fashion icon, and designer, Jordyn can add DJ to her resume. The Hollywood Reporter revealed that music might just be in the cards for the model. “Maybe I’ll drop a mixtape of something,” she said in the interview. “No, not actually. But maybe. You never know. I DJ a little bit, Air Jordyn. Maybe I’ll be something in music or acting. I don’t know, maybe.”
Jordyn also explained that she changes her mind all the time when it comes to taking her next direction, and she might even “be a monk and shave my head in the mountains of Peru …”
13 She Never Had Professional Makeup Training
Jordyn is known for the fierce face of makeup she sports on social media and in real life, despite never having had any professional makeup training. While she’s certainly in the position to utilize some of the best makeup artists in the world, Refinery29 (via Narcity) reported that Jordyn actually does do her own makeup from time to time, and she learned how to the same way most of us do… from tutorials! They’re priceless!
That, and her BFF Kylie, who, we’re assuming, knows a thing or two as well about finding the right lip shade and applying contour that’s on point.
12 She Has Other Connections In Hollywood Besides The Kardashians
Though she’s a model in her own right, a lot of Jordyn’s fame probably comes from her role as the best friend of teen billionaire Kylie Jenner. Even though she’s close (or not so close anymore) with the famous family, she does have other connections in Hollywood.
Jordyn grew up close to the Smiths. As in, Will and Jada and their kids, Willow and Jaden. Jaden and Jordyn have actually been romantically connected in the past, but as far as we can tell, that was just tabloid drama. It was actually Jaden who introduced Jordyn and Kylie after he became friends with the youngest Jenner in middle school.
11 Before It Went Down With Tristan, Jordyn Lived With Kylie
For anyone who’s not keeping up with the Kardashians and the Jenners, Jordyn has landed herself in a spot of trouble recently after she apparently got too close with Tristan Thompson, who is the father of Khloé Kardashian’s daughter, True.
Before all of this went down, Jordyn couldn’t have been closer to Kylie and her family, to the point where she lived in Kylie’s mansion with her. She has also been like an unofficial aunt to Kylie’s daughter, Stormi, telling People in an August 2018 interview, “Her mom is her mom, but I can be the aunt that spoils her and gives her whatever she wants. A lot of my friends have kids so I feel like it’s just fun.”
10 And She Collaborated With Kylie On Her Billion-Dollar Business
Not only was Jordyn there to be Kylie’s roomie and help her spoil little Stormi, but she also collaborated with her on her incredibly successful brand, Kylie Cosmetics.
“Since the beginning of her business we wanted to collab together because we’re always sharing ideas with each other,” she said in her 2018 interview with People. “We’ve redesigned the collection at least five times because we couldn’t settle on one thing … and we finally figured out one that made sense. We have been working on this for a minute. It’s been the past couple of years I feel like, or at least a year.”
9 She Was Also Very Good Friends With Khloe
With a family as close as the Kardashians and Jenners, you can’t just be friends with one of them. If you love one, you love them all. What’s made the recent news even more surprising is that Jordyn was friends with Khloé before she was connected to Tristan. She even modeled in ads for GA which is Khloé’s fashion brand, when the line debuted.
Since everything has gone down, the website for GA has removed any evidence of Jordyn’s campaign from 2016. She was featured as a member of Khloé’s Good Squad, but that content has since disappeared.
8 Her Mom Is Her Manager
One thing that Jordyn has probably been able to relate to the Kardashian clan very closely on is the topic of momagers. Like Kris Jenner, Jordyn’s mom, Elizabeth Woods, is her manager. Elizabeth works at Mixed Image Media and PR, and in addition to helping Jordyn build her resume, has served as a positive role model for her.
Growing up with Elizabeth as her mother, Jordyn was able to see from a young age that women can have successful professional lives and can achieve goals if they work hard. Additionally, Elizabeth is a socialite, so Jordyn grew up around the rich and famous of LA.
7 Her Father Passed Away In 2017
Jordyn and Elizabeth were always close, bonding over fashion and makeup, but they became even closer in 2017 when Jordyn’s father, John Woods, passed away. Jordyn let her fans know the news on social media, writing, “Last night heaven Got Another angel. My Daddy. Just two short weeks ago he was diagnosed with cancer and by that time it was too late. I appreciate everyone’s kind words and it means the world to me. It still doesn’t feel real. Forever and Always.”
Kylie supported her friend during the difficult time by contributing $10,000 to the family’s GoFundMe page for John’s memorial and medical costs.
6 She Has Three Siblings
Before the Tristan thing, Jordyn considered the Kardashian girls her sisters (at least that’s what it said on Khloé’s GA site before Jordyn’s profile was taken down). But she actually has some siblings of her own that we never hear about!
Her younger sister is called Jodie, and the two are pretty close. She also had two brothers, John Woods III and Joshua Woods. John is a model like his sister, while Joshua is a tattoo artist and prefers to lead a more anonymous life than his siblings. Elizabeth oversees and officially manages the professional lives of all her children.
5 Jordyn Originally Didn’t Want To Be On Kylie’s Show
In August and September of 2017, Life of Kylie ran on E! and chronicled the fascinating and private life of the youngest Jenner sister. Naturally, as Kylie’s best friend, Jordyn appeared in the show, which launched her to a higher level of fame.
But the star revealed to Refinery29 that she actually wasn’t interested in doing the show in the beginning. “I didn’t want to do the show at first. But Kylie and I are a big part of each other’s lives, so if it’s about her life, I’m a key player, so I’m not gonna just not come around.”
4 Jordyn And Kylie Had A Commitment Ceremony For Their Friendship
It’s still not totally clear what the state of Kylie and Jordyn’s relationship is now, but what is clear is how close the two were before the news got out. They were BFFs to the point that they actually had a commitment ceremony in Peru just so they could reaffirm their friendship, as shown in the finale of Life of Kylie.
“I want people to know that we’re more than that,” explained Kylie. “She’s my girlfriend. I care for her like I care for my girlfriend.” The vows the girls took included promising to love each other through all their adventures, and through “all the good and bad times.”
3 She Doesn’t Like People Thinking She’s Riding On The Kardashian Fame Wave
Like anybody associated with the Kardashians, Jordyn gets some flack for only achieving fame through her famous connections. And that’s probably worsened now that she’s made headlines connected to Tristan. But the model wants people to know that she works hard in her own right to be successful, and fame isn’t her ultimate goal anyway.
“They don’t know that I often book gigs that don’t pay, or that I sleep in the tiniest hotel rooms, or that sometimes I get absolutely no sleep … I understand that you can’t just start at the top. I don’t think that I’m famous, and I’m not trying to be. I want to be successful,” she told Refinery29.
2 In 2018 She Was Connected To Another NBA Star
Tristan isn’t the only NBA star that Jordyn has been associated with during her time in the spotlight. Back in 2018, TMZ reported that she was on a date with athlete Devin Booker, doubling up with Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons in West Hollywood.
In July of 2018, it was confirmed that they were dating, but not long after, reports surfaced that Jordyn’s new love had created a rift between her and Kylie. However, the two put that talk to bed by stepping out together to launch Kylie Cosmetics in September. They even wore matching latex dresses to celebrate the opening of their new joint business venture.
1 She Lives For Netflix Documentaries
Jordyn Woods’s life might be worlds away from what most of us call normal. But there is one element of her lifestyle that we recognize in our own, and that’s a love of Netflix. When Jordyn has a spare moment, she likes to kick back and watch health documentaries, like What the Health, which is about the way diet can be related to chronic diseases.
As a spokesperson for body positivity, Jordyn is all about staying healthy and likes to keep her body nourished with the right foods. We can see how she can spend hours getting lost down the Netflix rabbit hole!
Sources: Narcity, Too Fab, Refinery29, TV Over Mind