Meet Anastasia 'Stassie' Karanikolaou, Kylie Jenner's BFF

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| LAST UPDATE 09/28/2023

By Dayna Hanson
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@staskaranikolaou via Instagram

Everyone in the world should know Anastasia, aka Stassie, Karanikolaou. She has thousands of followers on YouTube and Instagram, she's been a guest on Call Her Daddy, and she's been in the Kardashian inner circle for years. If you didn't know her already, here's everything you need to know about the influencer and Kylie Jenner's BFF.

While growing up in sunny southern California, Karanikolaou met the future beauty mogul and supermodel while the three girls were in middle school. In her Call Her Daddy interview, she revealed that she was first connected to Kendall and Kylie through a mutual friend. She said they met at a Barnes & Noble in Calabasas, California. However, for years, rumors circulated that she was first introduced to the famous sisters at a fan event. Since then, Karanikolaou has been a staple in the Kardashian inner circle. She said in an interview with Bustle, "We know too much about each other. We're stuck with each other forever." Later in the interview, she continued, "My friends have always been my rock. My friends are my family that I was able to choose." Stassie's tight-knit crew includes a few familiar faces that you may recognize. She is close with Sofia Richie Grainge, Hailey Bieber, Victoria Villarroel, and more.

Kylie Jenner Stassie Karanikolaou
@staskaranikolaou via Instagram
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Although many people know her as Kylie's bestie, the business-minded woman has created her own following over the years. She has modeled for Alexander Wang, Khloé Kardashian's brand Good American, and Rihanna's Savage x Fenty lingerie brand. She also worked with Kylie on a collab for Kylie Cosmetics and on a collection with Pretty Little Thing. If that isn't busy enough, Stassie is also building her own brand! The social media influencer started a business venture with one of her close friends, DJ Zack Bia. The two created a vodka brand called Sunny Vodka. She wrote on her Instagram for the launch, "We truly wanted to put our California spirit into this product and hope you all can feel the friendship and love with each sip."

Stassie has also been linked to some of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, including To All the Boys I've Loved Before actor Noah Centineo and former Bachelorette contestant Tyler Cameron. She's currently involved with TikToker Jaden Hossler.  

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