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Jordyn Woods is everywhere right now. You might already know her as Kylie Jenner's best friend and primary business partner — or, thank to recent events, you might know her as the "other woman" Khloé Kardashian's boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, was just caught cheating with.

If you'd never heard of Woods before this month's epic Kardashian scandal, we're here to run you through her life from its early stages all the way up until her inevitable climb to fame alongside Jenner. The two friends go back way further than you'd expect.

This is Jordyn Woods

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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She is 21 years old and has been hanging with the Kardashian-Jenner clan, particularly Kylie Jenner, for years. She's been a fixture within KUWTK as well, ever since she became friends with Jenner before high school.

She is a model, influencer, and (obvi) Jenner's BFF.

Jordyn Woods with Kylie Jenner
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With over 9.6 million Instagram followers, Woods is known for her plus-size modeling work and for pushing body positivity to the masses.

As Woods rose to fame, she experienced what kids these days call a "glow up."

Jordyn Woods’ jaw-dropping glow up
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According to Urban Dictionary, a "glow up" is defined as such: "to go from the bottom to the top to the point of disbelief. An incredible transformation."

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

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So let's hold up now. There's so much more to the Jordyn Woods story than what meets the eye. Trust me, it's about to get CRAY.

Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

Jordyn Woods as a baby
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Aw, look at that adorable face. She's clearly been photogenic since before she could even talk.

Born on September 23, 1997, Woods was a teenager when Instagram became popular.

Jordyn Woods' Instagram before she got famous
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This ~artsy~ photo of Woods in a field was posted to Instagram in 2015. This was long before the days of Instagram Stories.

Like most teens, she was eager to try out the newest social media platform. 

Jordyn Woods before she got famous
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Naturally, that meant posting Starbucks selfies. And nothing stands between a girl, her Starbucks, and that green straw.

Woods' early Instagram days weren't anything out of the ordinary.

Jordyn Woods before she got famous
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Here she is, serving us lewks as a teenager. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still really fabulous nonetheless.

But then she started making appearances on her very famous friend's social media...

Jordyn Woods with Kylie Jenner in 2016
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Woods and Jenner in early 2016. This was pre-budding makeup business and billion-dollar beauty empire. Where oh where has the time gone?!

...and suddenly Woods found herself in the Instagram limelight.

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This was the start of her signing to Wilhelmina Models in 2016. She emerged as a plus-size model who was on everyone's radar to watch out for.

(Thanks, Kylizzle!)

Who is Jordyn Woods?
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I mean, come on. Who wouldn't be helped by Jenner's more than 129 million Instagram followers? It was definitely a leg-up in such a competitive industry.

With Jenner by her side, Woods started flexing her influencer muscles. 

Jordyn Woods and Kylie Jenner
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Woods' influence began to grow by leaps and bounds when she became outspoken for body positivity, particularly being a champion for curvy women.

She began collaborating with fashion brands.

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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Here she is in 2016, arriving to her Boohoo collection launch. This also led to her becoming a brand ambassador for fashion lines that catered to curvy women. 

She hosted events. 

What did Jordyn Woods look like before she changed her style?
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We started to see her make appearances without Jenner more frequently. She began to come into her own a little bit.

Her style (and poses) became very "Kardashian."

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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Of course, she always repped her favorite family through her fashion and beauty choices. Her outfits were always reminiscent of something that the KarJenner clan would wear.

She rocked a bikini like no other.

What did Jordyn Woods look like before she lost weight?
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She likely got a few tips from BFF Kylie. "Thank you being the most supportive friend and life partner!" Jordyn once wrote about Jenner.

Woods was given rightful access to the KarJenner glam squad.

Jordan Woods' glow up
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I mean, look at those eyebrows. PERFECTION. Woods probably picked up lots of helpful insider beauty knowledge (not that I'm jealous or anything).

Case in point:

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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Anything see-thru with mesh is a win within the KarJenner clan, for sure. Way to take notes, girl!

This was another familiar look.

Jordyn Woods in lingerie and sweatpants.
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Lingerie with a track suit? The Kardashian sisters would definitely approve. She's ready for PRIME TIME.

Check out that subtle behind-the-shoulder pose.

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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This look practically screams "Kylie Jenner," but in the best way possible. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, so it's not a stretch to argue that Woods admires the KarJenner crew.

But then in 2017, something major happened to Woods' bestie...

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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Hmmm...what ever could it be? If you'll recall, the youngest Jenner went MIA for several months, which obviously resulted in all sorts of gossip and speculation.

Jenner was rumored to be pregnant with her first child, and she suddenly retreated from the spotlight.

Who is Jordyn Woods?
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That meant that Woods was on the inside, helping to hold down the fort with Jenner's big secret for months on end.

With Jenner gone from the public eye, Woods began blossoming into her own.

Does Jordyn Woods still hang with Kylie?
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And now here we are, with Woods and her maybe ex-best friend still not really on great terms ever since word got out that Woods allegedly had a romantic encounter with Thompson back in February. 

But she doesn't seem fazed by the drama. 

Jordyn Woods' glow up
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Even though Jenner allegedly asked Woods to move out of her guest house after reports emerged that Woods had hooked up with Thompson, it appears that Woods is taking everything one day at a time.

In the meantime, she'll probably continue dominating at the gym. 

Did Jordyn Woods lose weight?
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"If you’re reading this.. it means God has given you another day to wake up and be grateful & better than you were yesterday," Woods recently wrote in an Instagram caption.

She's gone to the Golden Globes and crushed it. We think she'll be fine.

Jordyn Woods' glow up
photo: Instagram/@jordynwoods

In fact, last Friday, she broke her weeks-long Insta hiatus by posting a snapshot of her new look: a chin-length bob, which is way different from her normal super-long locks. Get it, Jordy!

As her most recent selfies prove, the Jordyn Woods glow up is too real. 

Tons of fans expressed how much they loved Woods' new 'do, calling it "so pretty" and "beautiful." One person wrote: "They say a woman that changes her hair is a new woman."

Definitely keep an eye out for ya girl in 2019.

Jordyn Woods glow up
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I think it's safe to say that Woods had the glow up to end all glow ups. And this will definitely not be the last we hear from her.