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More Than a Sidekick: Jordyn Woods

You may know the name Jordyn Woods because she’s Kylie Jenner’s BFF, but she’s more than just a sidekick.

                                            

Woods was born September 23, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up with her mother, father, older brother, and younger sister. Her mother, Elizabeth Woods, is a photographer, and talent manager. Her father, John Woods, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year, was a sound engineer. Woods grew up in the social scene thanks to her mother, and it is how she met Kylie Jenner, as well as her other celeb pals including Jaden and Willow Smith.

    (Yes, that is Will Smith)

Jordyn Woods is signed as a plus sized model to Wilhelmina International’s Curve, and has partnered with Torrid’s new brand called “Lovesick” a clothing line ranging from sizes 10-26.

Before she was scouted by her agent through Instagram, Woods never considered a career in modeling, but now has a strong passion for fashion, and fighting for change of the industry’s beauty standards, one of her goals being transition the term “plus-sized” to “curvy”.

       

She is a firm believer in body positivity, and encourages girls and women alike to love themselves at any size, proof of this can be found on her Instagram profile, as she’s not afraid to dress how she pleases, and exudes confidence in every photo.

Speaking of social media, she has strong presence across several platforms, including Instagram and Snapchat, with over a million followers across the board.

Jordyn Woods has made a name for herself and continues to expand her brand, hoping to be a role model and inspiration for people to not only love and accept themselves, but others as well.  

 

Xena Metzger is currently a writer for HerCampus in the Salisbury University chapter. She joined because of her interest in writing and wanted a platform to share her own interests. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, and reading thriller novels. Fun fact about her, is that she’s gotten up to over level 1000 on three separate Candy Crush games. She is an accounting major and after college, she plans to get her CPA license, and possibly go to graduate school.
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