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Jordyn Woods Is Having a Hot Girl Summer

The controversial figure just posted a series of photos with the patron saint of Hot Girls, Megan Thee Stallion.
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If Jordyn Woods is pressed about missing former bestie Kylie Jenner's birthday party, she isn't showing it. The former reality personality turned it-girl recently spent time with resident Hot Girl Megan Thee Stallion, posting enviable pics on Twitter and Instagram with the caption, "real hot girl shit." The hangout comes right after a weekend of Jenner celebrating her 22nd birthday in Capri, Italy, where the cosmetics mogul reportedly rented a $250 million yacht for her close friends and family (of which, Woods is no longer part).

Despite having opened up about her cheating scandal on multiple occasions, Woods has stayed relatively unbothered in the aftermath of the drama. Posing with Megan Thee Stallion, this moment's it-girl and the originator of the phrase "Hot Girl Summer," classifies as a baller move in all respects. Since her rise to fame, Thee Stallion has preached self-love, career moves, and sexual liberation all in the name of being a Hot Girl—and as she's proven with comments on the matter, everyone's included. Meg also recently spent time with fellow musician Lizzo, during which the "Juice" singer's iconic flute made a cameo as the two took shots and generally participated in carefree revelry.  

Since its posting on Monday night, Woods' photo op with Hot Girl Meg has amassed over a million likes on Instagram as well as thousands of retweets. When you think about it, Megan Thee Stallion is the perfect partner in crime for Woods, who has faced public shame and ridicule surrounding the murky details of her involvement with Khloe Kardashian's husband Tristan Thompson. Although some have accused the star of opportunism following the scandal, you could also argue she's just trying to make the best out of a bad situation.

Megan Thee Stallion, meanwhile, has set herself apart from many of her rap contemporaries for her commitment to supporting, not beefing with, her fellow musicians. She recently collaborated with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign on the long-awaited single "Hot Girl Summer" and has been teasing several other collabs in the works. Although we aren't sure if Woods would hop onto a track, partnering with Meg is a statement of unapologetic self-ownership. Meg recently spoke on how she plans to extend Hot Girl Summer into the fall and winter months, giving the blueprint for a Hot Girl attitude. Looks like even though it's about to be a sad girl fall, it just might be a hot one too.

"You cannot worry about other people's opinions," the affirming rapper told Access Hollywood. "You gotta love yourself. You wake up with yourself. You go to sleep with yourself. You should be the only person you're trying to please."  

Stallion's words are key to living the Hot Girl Lifestyle, as the up-and-coming rapper puts it, but they also seem perfectly tailored to Woods' situation. Even in the glaring public eye, Woods ultimately has to become comfortable with herself and her actions, which is no easy feat when you have America's arguably most powerful family blacklisting you left and right. Kylie was the last of the Kardashian-Jenner clan to unfollow Woods on social media, after she again got in hot water by partying with Khloe's ex James Harden. Even as Woods gains magazine covers and sponsorship deals, she's still lost a large part of her support system. If she feels any guilt for her role in Thompson's cheating (because, let's be honest, it's mostly his fault, anyway) then she's also hurting internally. 

The Kardashians have been eager to turn Woods into a media pariah, but instead of accepting her scarlet letter, the star has dared to capitalize on the outrage. And when you really think about it, what Kardashian could blame her for that? Perhaps they're furious she's beaten them at their own game, using a bit of tabloid shame as fuel for an empire. If you needed any reminder behind the spray tans and plastic surgery that the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are still white, you need look no further than their victim complex. Woods is making new friends in high places, and she doesn't need Kylie's jet for that. Whether she will ride this fame beyond her fifteen minutes is currently unclear, but for now, she's inarguably having a summer to remember.

c/o @jordynwoods

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