Jordyn Woods is emerging from the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal better off than she was going in
The Kardashians may have thought they were taking it all away from former ally Jordyn Woods, but the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal has only proved to be a blessing for the 21-year-old
Six weeks after the cheating scandal took over the online world, Jordyn Woods took to Instagram to show her 9.6 million she feels "blessed". Sure, she feels blessed today, sure, she feels fortunate to "wake up and see another day", but everything wasn't all well for Woods up until a little while ago. In fact, Woods, 21, had been receiving a lot of hate and shame on social media in addition to the entire Kardashian clan unfollowing her. But things took a brighter turn as Woods gained followers.
"Any publicity is good publicity" is an adage that rings true for Woods. Despite being at the center of the Tristan Thompson-Khloe Kardashian cheating scandal, Woods gained more than 500,000 followers on Instagram within a matter of a day. To give you a rough estimate of how much her influence increased, humor this: On February 20, the model had 8.1 million followers on Instagram. That very same evening, it went up to 8.3 million. By February 22, it was 8.6 million followers. Today, the 21-year-old has 9.6 million followers on Instagram.
Had you visited Woods' Instagram page a few weeks ago, you'd have only seen hate and shame save for a few followers dedicated to nullifying the negativity. Sure, Woods was charging appearance fees and selling beauty products on Instagram long before the cheating scandal even broke out, but this incident took it to the next stage. Woods started endorsing more branded content on her Instagram - proving she wasn't all that "broke" after the Kardashians dropped her.
With her new followers, Woods not only bagged more ads and sponsors, she also turned public opinion.
Career takes off
While the Kardashian clan completely dropped Woods by unfollowing her (she even moved out of her BFF Kylie Jenner's home), Woods, in her Red Table Talk interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch, said she "has been flooded with calls from companies who want to get their brands seen with the star." Earlier this month, Woods flew to London with her momager Elizabeth Woods to sign "several deals", according to reports. One of these "several new deals" involves a line for Woods' designer eyelashes.
There are apparently other big deals in the pipeline for Woods. Several of these are made by marketing guru Sheeraz Hasan, who has handled deals between Hollywood and the Middle East for stars like Jennifer Lopez, Logan Paul, Paris Hilton, and the Kim Kardashian herself. Her visit to the Middle East was scheduled following her London trip, where Woods was set at "locking up some 'huge financial deals' there".
Ever since the scandal broke out, Woods has had many interviews with the press and online publications, clarifying: "It was a kiss on the lips. No tongue kiss, no making out." Her Red Table Talk interview with Jada Pinkett Smith was shared 230,708 times on Facebook alone. Following this, Woods sat with several different publications to share her part of the story.
Pray tell us, didn't the Internet queen Kim Kardashian herself launch her career piggy-backing on a scandal? We're just asking!