Many people only know Jordyn Woods as Kylie Jenner’s ex-best friend, but the model and designer appears to be coming into her own. The 21-year-old, who made headlines for being embroiled in a cheating scandal with Khloé Kardashian’s ex, Tristan Thompson, sat down for an in-depth interview with Teen Vogue about how she coped with the fallout, and how she’s growing into her own person.
“Everyone is trying to figure out what I’m doing but, to be honest, I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m finding my self worth,” Jordyn told the mag. “At 21, this is the very beginning, even though I feel so old. This is the time you figure out who you are, and don’t let anyone define you.”
Jordyn also spoke about creating a dialogue around mental health. “I wish there was a course that everyone had to take,” she said. “We should open the conversation of mental health and start discussing it in classrooms, and among each other. Especially in the black community — that’s not something we talk about.”
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I’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response on my @teenvogue article on which I opened up about mental health. I think this is a honest conversation we should have more amongst all groups, especially in our community. Based on studies, half of adults will experience difficulties with mental health. It’s ok to not be ok and it’s ok to talk about it. I wish it was mandatory in schools to take emotional intelligence courses and in that case we may be able to see the signs of a person struggling, mass shooters, harmful people, etc. SOONER. It will also help us figure out how to navigate your thoughts and your mind through this crazy time we live in. No matter what status, or how big or how small, we all are dealing with something. Everything starts within and your mind holds the most power. Let’s talk about it!
As to how she faced the aftermath from the Tristan and Khloé drama, Jordyn says she found new ways to occupy her time, like puzzles, piano, and movies. “When all this stuff happened, I stayed in and I started a lot of hobbies,” she explained.
When asked if she believes she went through a “friend breakup” with her former BFF Kylie Jenner, Jordyn questioned what the definition of a “breakup” was and searched online for term’s actual meaning. “’The separation or breaking up of something into several pieces or sections. The end of a relationship,’” she found.
She went on to respond with a question of her own: “Those are the two things. What I’d ask is, ‘Does anything really end? Or is it a cycle?’”