From social likes to socialites, the Westbrook girls know how to capitalize with a good selfie. These days the Kardashians are international celebrities, but when their show Keeping Up With The Kardashians first aired in 2007, they were simply rich girls from Calabasas with a clothing store who became a household name after a sex tape was leaked then sold to the highest bidder.
They built an empire off of an unceasing presence on TV and social media.
We all have a love-hate relationship with the Kardashian-Jenner clan, but clearly, there’s a new family in town ready to take the spotlight after claiming their fame through social media. But the question on everyone’s mind is, who the fuck are the Westbrooks?
In 2011, I stumbled across a picture of these gorgeous, curly-haired sisters, Crystal, India, Morgan and Bree, courtesy of Crystal Westbrooks’ Tumblr.
Nobody, myself included, knew anything about these girls except that they were from Los Angeles and were absolutely stunning. Fast-forward four years and with over 2 million followers combined, they’re now building an empire. India caught the attention of mainstream media when her relationship with The Game went public (around the same time as Kylie and Tyga's)—it was their "Park Scandal" in August of 2015 that really pushed them over the edge.
By that point, India and Crystal had established modeling careers; Morgan had a couple successful businesses under her belt; Brooke was building a relationship with Alan, brother of Tyga and T-Rell of Last Kings; and to say the least, Bree was finding her own path. All of this caught the eye of BET, who came along and gave them a reality show.
The Westbrooks is a series surrounding the "First Family of Social Media," who are based in Compton, CA, looking to build an empire out of their huge social media followings and "be a voice for a different crowd to make sure that this generation stays positive."
They aren’t exactly the Kardashians (because who really can be?), but each girl has some direct correlation to a respective Kardashian-Jenner girl.