In case you've been living under a rock for a few months, you've probably heard of TikTok, the video sharing site that is quickly taking over everyone's lives. From fun memes to viral dances, TikTok is becoming as relevant as Instagram, so of course, TikTok celebs are popping up everywhere. The most famous of those celebs? That has to be the members of the Hype House, the group of teens who have moved in together and started an account, which now has 9.4 million followers. Still not sure what exactly the Hype House is? Here's everything you need to know.
What is the Hype House?
Think Jake Paul's Team Ten or David Dobrik's The Vlog Squad. The Hype House is a group of 19 teens who make TikToks together in LA. Unlike Team Ten, though, there is no de facto leader taking a percentage of the profits.
"This whole house is designed for productivity," Thomas Petrou, who is credited with helping to create the House, told The New York Times. "If you want to party, there’s hundreds of houses that throw parties in L.A. every weekend. We don’t want to be that."
Of course, there are house rules. As NYT explains, the members are allowed to have friends over, but they can't throw a party. And, if you break something, you have 15 days to replace it. The biggest rule, though? All members must make TikTok videos, three a day to be exact.
Where is the hype house?
The members rented a mansion in LA, though the exact location of the house is unknown.
Who lives in the hype house?
The official list of Hype House members is: Charli D'Amelio, Daisy Keech, Dixie D'Amelio, Alex Warren, Ryland Storms, Connor Yates, Nick Austin, Addison Rae, Chase Hudson, Kouvr Annon, Wyatt Xavier, Thomas Petrou, Avani Gregg, Calvin Goldby, James Wright, Ondreaz Lopez, Jack Wright, Patrick Huston, and Tony Lopez.
OK, that's a lot of people, so let's break some of them down.
The 15-year-old from Connecticut was called the "reigning queen of TikTok" by the NYTimes.
Charli's 18-year-old sister is also very popular on the platform.
As one of the older members of the House, Daisy, who is 20, has become kind of a mom to the group.
Chase, 17, who is known as Lil Huddy is reportedly dating Charli, but he told Entertainment Tonight recently that "it's exclusive, we're not talking to anyone else, we really like each other. We just don't want to put a label on it yet."
Addison, 19, was rumored to be dating fellow TikTok star Bryce Hall(who isn't in the House), but she told ET they're just friends.
Thomas, 21, used to be a part of Team 10. He is credited with creating the Hype House, along with Chase.
That being said, only Alex, Daisy, Thomas, and Avani actually live in the house full time. According to NYT, Chase is the one who put the money down for the house, but it's Thomas, the oldest member of the group, who manages everyone's schedules and deals with any house issues.
Chase, meanwhile acts as the House's talent scout, finding new TikTok influencers to join the team. He told NYT than anyone who wants to join the House has to have "a lot of energy and personality and honestly a little weird. The weird people get the furthest on the internet," he said. "You either have to be talented at something, or a weird funny mix, or extremely good looking."
Are there other TikTok houses like the Hype House?
While the Hype House may have started the trend, there are other TikTok Houses on their tail. Other groups like Diversity University and the LGBTQ-focused group Cabin Six have been holding auditions for their own content houses.
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