He’s taking up the TikTok world. Vinnie Hacker turned a breakout star following the premiere of Netflix’s Hype House actuality present.
A Seattle, Washington native, the web character, 19, is — as fellow Hype House star Alex Warren described him in the show’s trailer — “a nerd trapped in a hot sexy summer boy’s body.”
Following a short stint within the Sway Gaming House, Hacker made his Hype House debut in January 2021. At the time, the home’s official Instagram account shared a photograph of the teenager alongside a caption that learn, “Welcome Vinnie!”
Months later, it was revealed that Hacker can be a foremost cast member of the Hype House collection. It was first introduced in August 2020 that the TikTok collective was gearing up to movie their very own actuality present. Then, in April 2021, members of the Hype House shared by way of social media that the present had been picked up by Netflix.
“I never had a desire to be on social media at all. It just took off pretty rapidly as soon as I started TikTok,” Hacker defined within the third Hype House episode. “I blew up because of thirst traps.”
The eight-episode collection, which premiered earlier this month, launched viewers to members of TikTok’s largest content material home and proved that residing life on the web isn’t at all times as straightforward because it appears.
Founded by Thomas Petrou, the Hype House — which rose to fame in late 2019 — is a revolving door of influencers who be a part of the group as means to develop their platform. Internet stars like Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, Addison Rae and Chase Hudson (Lil Huddy), amongst others, have all been related to the Hype House earlier than stepping away from the collective to deal with their budding careers.
The Hype House season finale included clips from an October 2021 YouTube video uploaded by Petrou, 23, wherein he revealed that a number of members of the Hype House had determined to transfer out of the mansion wherein they share collectively. Hacker, for one, can be persevering with to reside of their Moorpark, California, residence.
(*5*) Hacker defined throughout the Hype House present. “They’re some of the closest people I know I can talk to at all times. They’re like family to me.”
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