Jordyn Woods is quickly coming up in the modeling world, and already seems to know the price of fame from hanging out with her best friend, Kylie Jenner.
"It's become so normal for me that I don't realize how different it is," Woods tells NY Magazine's The Cut of the 18-year-old reality star's highly publicized life. "It's something where, if you're going out you have to be conscious that there may be five grown men following behind you in a car. Or if you want to just wake up and leave the house, to be aware that there will be photos taken, people watching, and anywhere you go, everyone will be staring."
Regardless of the circumstances, Woods -- who's also close friends with Jaden and Willow Smith -- says she and Jenner still try to lead ordinary lives. "For most people, that's not normal," the 18-year-old model continues. "But because it's just become a lifestyle for me, I can only try to make her as normal as possible."
Like Jenner, Woods was raised around the Hollywood culture and admits that she didn't realize what an affect it had on her until she ventured out elsewhere. "Everyone in L.A. thinks that you have to look one way and tries to look that way. There's so much plastic surgery and so many girls who aren't confident because they're trying to follow this guideline," she says. "L.A. is just not real. It's not a real place. It's an amazing place, but the people there ... it's like everyone's always trying to walk in a fashion show or be a certain size."
Woods shares that she struggled with how she saw herself. "There were points growing up when I wanted to dress like all the other girls dressed, but I couldn't find clothes that were as cute as them," she recalls. "Or I wanted to wear a bikini at the pool but I didn't have the confidence to. I definitely didn't have the confidence that I do now."
"I believe that once you're past a size 8, you're considered plus-size. Everyone has different body shapes, heights. It's unfortunate because sometimes a curvy girl will say, 'I'm a model,' and people will look at her sideways," Woods explains. "Then she'll have to say, 'I'm a plus-size model.' That's just society, you know? Hopefully, if we stop using the term plus-size we can just create a broader definition for what a model is."