Jordyn Woods

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Jordyn Woods
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Jordyn Woods for Cosmopolitan UK in 2019
Born (1997-09-23) September 23, 1997 (age 24)
Other namesHeir Jordyn[1]
  • Socialite
  • model
Years active2016–present
TelevisionLife of Kylie, The Masked Singer

Jordyn Woods (born September 23, 1997) is an American socialite and model. She is known for her role in the reality television show Life of Kylie and 2019 controversy, where it was alleged she had cheated with Tristan Thompson who was in a relationship at the time with Khloe Kardashian.[2][3] Due to the aforementioned controversy, Woods was the eighth most googled person in the United States,[4] and the tenth most googled person in the world in 2019.[5]

Early life

Jordyn Woods was born in Los Angeles on September 23, 1997 to John Woods, a television sound engineer,[6][7][8] and Elizabeth Woods, a talent and brand manager.[7][9] She has two brothers named John Jr. and Joshua, and a sister named Jodie.[10][11] She was raised in a predominantly white neighborhood in Oak Park, California and remembers being one of only two black girls at her school.[12][6] Woods' parents later divorced, and she moved around frequently, eventually deciding to do homeschooling after her family moved to Calabasas, California when she was thirteen.[6][7] Woods' father died from cancer when she was nineteen.[8][13][12]

Her father worked on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and her family is close with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who she considers her uncle and aunt.[6][7][14][15][16]

Woods modeled briefly as a child.[17]



Woods was signed to Wilhelmina in 2015 after an agent discovered her on Instagram and asked if she was interested in modeling.[16][17] In May 2016, Woods walked her first runway in the Lane Bryant and Christian Siriano fashion show.[6][16][18] Woods was a model for Khloé Kardashian's clothing company, Good American, from 2016 until 2019.[14][19]

In 2017, Woods walked in her first New York Fashion Week show.[16][20] She appeared on the September 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan UK.


Woods starred in all episodes of the 2017 reality television show Life of Kylie, and also appeared in some episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians[21] Woods was also a celebrity guest on the 2019 season of VH1's Hip Hop Squares.[22][23] Woods competed in season three of The Masked Singer as "Kangaroo".[1][24]

Woods made her acting debut in 2019 on an episode of grown-ish, in which she played Dee. Her character was living in a dorm and contemplating suicide, and the resident director worked to bring awareness to black mental health on campus.[25][11] She later appeared on the BET+ film Sacrifice[26] and had a leading role in a 2020 BET+ film Trigger as Vanessa Mass.[26][27]

Business ventures

In August 2018, Woods launched her own size-inclusive activewear line, SECNDNTURE.[18][14][28][11]

In September 2018, Kylie Cosmetics launched the Kylie x Jordyn collection, a collaboration between the two friends.[29][7] In June 2019, Woods launched a clothing line with[11][30]

In July 2019, Woods starred in Rick Ross's music video.[8][31] In October 2019, Woods launched a hair extensions line with Easilocks.[citation needed]

In October 2020 Woods collaborated with PrettyLittleThing, creating the Quarantine Collection.[32][33]

Personal life

Woods has been open about her struggle with her body image and the impact that growing up in Hollywood had on her self-image.[17][18][34]

Woods lived with Kylie Jenner, her best friend at the time, until February 2019 and often helped Jenner take care of her daughter, Stormi Webster. Their friendship ended when it was alleged that Woods had cheated with Jenner's half sister's (Khloe Kardashian) boyfriend, Tristan Thompson.[19][16]

In May 2020, Woods began dating basketball player Karl-Anthony Towns.[35][36]

She rents a house in Los Angeles.[11]


As herself on reality TV

Year Title Notes Ref.
2017 Life of Kylie Main role [21]
2015-2019 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Multiple guest appearances [7]
2019 Red Table Talk 1 episode [23]
2019 Hip Hop Squares [22]
2020 The Masked Singer As "Kangaroo" [1]

As actress

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 Grown-ish Dee 1 episode [37]
Year Title Role Ref.
2019 Sacrifice [26]
2020 Trigger Vanessa Mass [26]


  1. ^ a b c Falcone, Dana Rose (April 9, 2020). "Jordyn Woods Says She Plans to Release an Album After Her Time as Kangaroo on The Masked Singer". People. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Reda, Natasha (September 27, 2020). "Jordyn Woods Says Her World Came 'Crumbling Down' After the Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal". Glamour. Retrieved January 13, 2022.
  3. ^ Capital FM. 23 June 2021 Retrieved 13 January 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  7. ^ a b c d e f Farley, Rebecca (February 21, 2019). "An Explainer On Jordyn Woods (For Gwyneth Paltrow)". Refinery29. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "Rick Ross Music Video Gig ... MY DAD WOULD BE SO PROUD!!!". TMZ. July 19, 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  9. ^ "JORDYN WOODS Gift From Kris Jenner's Line NOT A PEACE OFFERING". TMZ. April 25, 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  10. ^ Drysdale, Jennifer (April 11, 2021). "Jordyn Woods Commissions Portrait of Boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns' Late Mother". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  11. ^ a b c d e McNamara, Brittney (August 22, 2019). "Jordyn Woods Opens Up About Loss, Her Journal, and How She's Finding Herself". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  12. ^ a b Little, Liv (July 30, 2019). "Jordyn Woods on trolls, Tristan Thompson and the truth". Cosmopolitan UK. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  13. ^ Corriston, Michele (August 31, 2017). "Life of Kylie Sneak Peek: Kylie Jenner Cries Picturing Her Parents' Deaths". People. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  14. ^ a b c Frey, Kaitlyn (February 19, 2019). "Jordyn Woods Modeled for Khloé Kardashian's Clothing Line Before Alleged Cheating Scandal". People. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  15. ^ "JADEN SMITH WHIPS IT GOOD AT COACHELLA ... With Special Guest Jordyn Woods". TMZ. April 13, 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  16. ^ a b c d e Dambrosio, Christina (February 22, 2019). "Everything you need to know about Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner's best friend who's at the center of the latest Kardashian family scandal". Insider. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  17. ^ a b c Hou, Kathleen (July 11, 2016). "Jordyn Woods on Loving Your Body and Instagram". The Cut. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  18. ^ a b c Lawrence, Shammara (December 31, 2018). "Jordyn Woods on Body Positivity, Mental Health, and SECNDNTURE". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Jordyn Woods Moving Out of Kylie Jenner's House Amid Tristan Thompson Cheating Allegations: Source". Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  20. ^ "Transgender and plus-size models make this fashion's most diverse runway ever". Yahoo! News. September 9, 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  21. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (April 10, 2017). "Kylie Jenner Spinoff Series 'Life of Kylie' Gets Greenlight at E!". Variety. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  22. ^ a b "VH1's 'Hip Hop Squares' kicks off a third season". ABC News. August 16, 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  23. ^ a b Trevedi, Sachin (September 19, 2019). "Jordyn Woods Would Date This Man If He Were Last Person On Earth". International Business Times. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  24. ^ Guglielmi, Jodie (February 3, 2020). "The Masked Singer Fans Think Jordyn Woods Is the Kangaroo: 'I'll Put Money on It'". People. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  25. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (July 24, 2019). "Jordyn Woods Reveals How She Stays Mentally 'Positive' as She Makes Her TV Debut on grown-ish". People. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  26. ^ a b c d Williams, Lexi (October 22, 2020). "Jordyn Woods' New Movie 'Trigger' Made Her "Nervous," But Not Because Of Haters — EXCLUSIVE". Elite Daily. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  27. ^ "Watch Trailer For 'Trigger' Starring Jordyn Woods, Jeremy Meeks And Wesley Johnson". BET. October 20, 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  28. ^ Frey, Kaitlyn (August 30, 2018). "Jordyn Woods Launches Size-Inclusive Activewear Line and Gets Kylie Jenner's Stamp of Approval". People. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  29. ^ Robin, Marci. "The Highly Anticipated Kylie Cosmetics x Jordyn Woods Makeup Collection Is Finally Here". Allure. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  30. ^ "JORDYN WOODS NEW CLOTHING LINE SANS KARDASHIANS ... No 'BooHoo' Act Here". TMZ. June 26, 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  31. ^ "JORDYN WOODS I'M A 'BOSS' ... Check Me Out in Rick Ross' Music Vid". TMZ. July 18, 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  32. ^ "Make Headlines With Jordyn Woods' New PrettyLittleThing Collab". E Online. November 2020.
  33. ^ "Jordyn Woods Talks Her Latest PrettyLittleThing Collab". Essence. November 2020.
  34. ^ Slater, Georgia (January 25, 2020). "Jordyn Woods' Mom Claps Back at Trolls Accusing Her Daughter of Getting a Butt Lift". People. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  35. ^ "JORDYN WOODS NOT ENGAGED ... That Ring's No Thing!!!". TMZ. March 26, 2021. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  36. ^ Parker, Ashley Joy (April 27, 2021). "Jordyn Woods Wears Black & White Misbhv Outfit While Grabbing Dinner At Catch LA With Pal Jaden Smith — Get The Look". OK! Magazine. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  37. ^ Todisco, Eric; Pasquini, Maria (September 27, 2020). "Jordyn Woods Says 'Everything in My Life Changed' After Tristan Thompson Scandal". People. Retrieved 29 April 2021.

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