Stassie Karanikolaou is launching her own vodka brand!
Kylie Jenner’s BFF, 24, took to Instagram and shared pictures of herself posing with Kendall Jenner, 26, along with their respective liquor brands. Stassie is coming out with her own vodka, and it seemed like she had a friendly competition with the supermodel, who owns 818 Tequila, along with a group of friends.
Showing Off Their Liquors
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In the first snap, Stassie, who was dressed to impress in a strapless black patent leather dress, stood next to Kendall, who wore a casual outfit that included a printed cropped tee in dark gray and brown pants with a black belt. Both were holding their products as they posed for the camera.
The next slide showed Stassie kissing one of her close friends, Victoria Villarroel, 29, who worked as the Kylie Skin founder’s assistant in the past. Kendall and Stassie playfully stuck their tongues out in the third photo while showing off the vodka and tequila. The last pic featured the alcoholic beverages and caps that were labeled with “Sunny vs 818,” “Vodka,” and “Tequila.” A bowl filled with ice and shot glasses were also seen on the side, which means the group was probably testing out Stassie’s vodka with Kendall’s tequila.
Several notable personalities and fans showed support for Stassie by liking the share over 494,000 times and leaving more than 740 comments. Some followers pointed out that Stassie’s look gave off “Pamela Anderson vibes.”
“This is exciting! You look so good with that fringe!!” one commented.
“Pushing it for the Pamela Anderson vibes we see you,” added a smitten admirer.
Stassie Karanikolaou’s New Project
Stassie first dropped hints of her new business venture over the weekend. She showed off a bottle in one of the pictures, which made her supporters feel excited about the new liquor brand.
“Finally a vodka brand ✨✨ I need to try dis,” a fan wrote in the comments.
“stassie x sunny vodka = the perfect match honestly,” remarked another commenter.
“Right okay I’m a vodka lover I need to try this vodka in the UK ASAP,” added the third user.
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Sunny Vodka has an Instagram page, and according to the bio, it is “Gluten Free.” Although the page is private, it doesn’t have any posts yet.
According to the website, which shows Stassie’s photo sitting on a rack while holding the vodka, the liquor brand was supposed to be launched on January 11. Nonetheless, fans of legal age can try out the alcoholic beverage by purchasing it from Wally’s website for $30 a bottle.
As per the description: “Sunny is a love story between best friends in California who crafted a spirit to relish in all of life’s moments. Filtered through locally sourced Californian limestone, Sunny’s handcrafted, gluten-free vodka is the culmination of pure and clean ingredients. Sunny Vodka brings life to a casual day, a home-cooked meal, or a black-tie affair.”
She Had A Different Career Path In Mind
Two years ago, Stassie wasn’t interested in launching a liquor brand. Back then, she joined Khloé Kardashian’s Good American “Good Squad,” which landed her a profile on their website. The model revealed she had huge goals and dreams to make it big in the fashion industry.
“In 5 years I’d like to see myself more prominent in the fashion and beauty world. I would love to do a lot more modeling and many more different campaigns,” she told the site. “But most importantly I would love to help change the world we live in. I think we need a serious change for the better and I would love to be a part of a revolution that will accomplish that.”
She Didn’t Have The Best Childhood
Reaching the success she has now was not an easy feat for the influencer. She had a difficult childhood as her mom struggled with addiction.
“My mom struggles with addiction, so that was a big thing. We have a very distant relationship,” she told Bustle in June 2021. “I’ve seen her maybe a couple times in the past few years.”
She said her dad was the sole provider for the family and that he was the only parent she could rely on ever since.
“He did whatever he could to provide the best life that he could for me and my sister,” she shared. “He was there.”