Kylie Jenner's Best Friend Is The Plus Size Model You Need To Know About
Introducing the newest member of the model squad: Jordyn Woods
Kylie Jenner isn't the only member of her squad with big dreams of conquering the fashion world and best friend Jordyn Woods has only gone and got herself signed as a plus size model.
Having just joined modeling agency Wilhelmina, who also look after the likes of Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, Jordyn's already making big plans and has been having a chat about how she intends to inspire girls everywhere to embrace their individual style and body shape.
While most of us might dream of strutting our stuff down the runway with the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, becoming a model was never something Jordyn had planned for. But when Wilhelmina got on the phone and invited her to come to New York to sign with them, Jordyn explains that she couldn't resist the chance to give it a shot.
"I just turned 18, I might as well go and experience something new," she tells Teen Vogue in her first interview. "I’ve done three shoots now, and it’s just been super awesome."
Jordyn, who you'll probably recognise from Kylie's Instagram and Snapchat, isn't your average model either and with a casual half a million Instagram followers of her own, says she wants to change the way people see the plus size fashion industry from within.
She explains: "I’ve always known that my purpose is to help as many people as possible, and with modeling I feel like it’s an awesome way to show girls you don’t have to look any particular way.
"You just have to be confident and own exactly who you are because one of the greatest things we’re given is our individuality — not one person is exactly you. I want to show everyone that you can do what you want, don’t be afraid to try new things."
It's all about body postivity too, and Jordyn continues: "For me, it’s awesome because I’m just naturally a super curvy girl and I feel like my body will never be size 0. There’s so many people out there just like me, and right now the curve industry is just blowing up because people are realising curve models are cool, and most people are not that skinny.
"I just want to make a change in the curve industry because I want other curve girls to realise that you don’t have to dress a certain way because you are curvy," she adds.
"There’s not a lot of clothes out there for girls that are bigger, there’s not a lot of trendy things out there, and I want to change the way people look at the plus size industry. I think it’s awesome that it’s finally taking off, and I hope to be a huge part of the reason why everyone feels unity and feels oneness."
It also happens that one of Jordyn's first jobs was thanks to her best pal and it was her face that Kylie picked to show off her now infamous Lip Kits when she first launched them onto the internet.
Chatting about just how important her squad have been during this lifestyle change, Jordyn adds: "My friends think it’s awesome. They’ve always known I was going to do something exciting and big, they’re all super supportive and they all want to see me do everything and more.
"It’s really awesome having friends that are actually supportive — and that’s something with my friend group, we always want to lift each other up, we never want to be better than each other, we never want to be in competition with each other. We’re not here to compete, we’re here to help each other."
OH YOU GUYS, stop with the making us feel so warm and squishy already.
- By Lindsay Foley