Kids Next Door: Not Your Usual Neighbors..!!

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Muskan Gupta
Muskan Gupta
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From Dixie D’Amelio and Charli to Eloise Foudalgar and Abby Rao, so many incredible creators emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing different concepts from classic dance videos to funny pranks or all male members to mysterious hidden identities. Kids Next Door is another content collab house that is paving its way towards the top of the Tiktok houses. It consists of eight influencers who are trying to change the typical collab house stereotypes.

Gone are the artists who used to move to the isolated, dreary, downtown lofts in search of the inspiration for their art; now, these young artists prefer to surround themselves with all the luxurious comforts and move to a posh mansion with even higher facilities. That’s how time changes..!! But today’s culture demands those material beauties to provide that extra dazzle. And subsequently, all the social media stars are making their way to these extravagant houses for creating their content.

You must have heard about the Kids Next Door, nooo..!! It’s not a movie like a boy next door or a girl next door, but a TikTok content house featuring the next wave of TikTok influencers. If you have, you must be curious to know about their transition, and if you somehow don’t, you do want to see what you’ve missed. No problem, by the end of this article, both of your issues will be solved… So, let’s get to it…

What is Kids Next Door??

Kids Next Door (K.N.D.) is a collective group of 9 teen influencers who already have a huge fan base with millions of followers on social media platforms. The credit for forming this group goes to Marcus Olin, the 21-year-old who moved to L.A. from Oregon and launched Kids Next Door, a “content house” in May. Sharing a house with eight other influencers, including his girlfriend Stephanie Margarucci, they created a buzz with their multiple posts and creative content.

Kids Next Door
Kids Next Door

The main purpose of staying together is not partying but living there means committing to creating multiple posts every day, using props, location, and all the other facilities to their advantage.

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Kids Next Door Mansion..!! Where is the Kids Next Door Located ??

Since they and their mansion have quite been mentioned in the news and in discussions, you are bound to be eager to know all the details-

Located in Los Angeles, California, these members are trying to live up to their name by respecting their neighborhood and showing content can be created even without causing chaos and building the so-called college vibes.

The residence is a million-dollar manor with a capacious backyard, photogenic amenities, a luxurious pool, and extensive outdoor space in a quiet street. 

The concept of collab houses makes it easy for new arrivals to Los Angeles: They have a nice place to live in, a built-in friend group, and of course, constant access to collaborators. On top of it, if a brand or a management company is sponsoring the house, the tenants may only have to produce a few TikToks and a YouTube video every week as a form of in-kind rent, and they are good to go.

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We know the pandemic have proved to be the trigger of many such houses in order to provide a safe place for creators to collab; as a result, many creative groups have announced their formations, like KND, who declared their appearance on May 16, 2020, with a group Insta account and settling at a modern, spacious mansion.

Who Are The Members Of The Kids Next Door?

Marcus Olin, having 8.5 million followers, conveyed that he always wanted a collab house and saw this time as a perfect opportunity, thereby becoming a founder of KND. He bought along 7 other Gen Z influencers, including his girlfriend, to make this new collab house a success. It is one of the many TikTok houses that are set around the United States where house members live, eat, sleep, and, most importantly, brainstorm unique ideas for their videos. From this, they also get in contact with brands that can bring money for the creators.

Kids Next Door: Not Your Usual Neighbors..!!
Influencers TikTok Handles
Stephanie Margarucci@beasteater
Marcus Olin@marcusolin
Jesse Underhill@jesseunderhill 
Hailey Ona@real.ona
Brandon Westernberg@beyondbrandon
Jack Riyun@jackriyn
Claire Hesser@clairehesser 
Alex King@akv

1. Stephanie Margarucci

Stephanie, also known as BeastEater, is a choreographer who rocketed to fame on TikTok. She is Argentinian and 22 years old, known for dating Marcus Olin, founder of KND.

TikTok: @beasteater 
9.5M Followers

Well, if Adventurous and Wild was a person, that would definitely look like her..!!!

2. Marcus Olin

Marcus, the Kids Next Door founder, is a 21 yrs old influencer. He lived with Danielle Cohn before receiving fame on TikTok and is now dating Stephanie Margarucci, another KND member.

Marcus and Stephanie together launched a Youtube series called ‘Marcus and Steph’. 

TikTok: @marcusolin 
9.4M Followers

Never have I ever seen such a perfect couple.. mannnn..!! She does look like Bonnie to his Clyde. Even choosing 1 pic was hella difficult after seeing their pics.. Go, take a look.

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3. Jesse Underhill

Jesse is 21 years old influencer and belongs to Oregon, where he lived with a big family, including 3 brothers and 1 sister. There are still some rumors that he was kicked off from the house, but no official announcement or confirmation has been provided. 

TikTok: @jesseunderhill 
5.8M Followers

Well, he is single.. just if you are wondering..!!

4. Hailey Orona

Hailey, who goes only by the name Ona is a 17 yr old influencer with almost 10 million followers. She is known for her dancing as well as lip-syncing videos. The Californian native is currently dating another KND member Brandon Westenberg.

TikTok: @real.ona 
9.4M Followers

5. Brandon Westenberg

Brendon, also known as Beyond Brandon, is also from California and loves soccer. He is 19 yr old who was previously linked with Jordyn jones and is currently dating Hailey Ona. He has 2 younger brothers who aspire to be social media stars.

TikTok: @beyondbrandon 
1.7M Followers

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6. Jack Riyn

Jack, a 17 yr old Arizonian boy, has been involved in social media platforms since he was 14 yr old. Within just 3 yrs, he successfully managed to develop a fanbase of millions all over Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.

TikTok: @jackriyn
2.9M Followers 

7. Claire Hesser

Claire, a former Miss Young Philippines USA Tourism 2019, started her TikTok journey just before she joined KND. She is 18 and currently dating KND member Alex King.

TikTok: @clairehesser 
61.2K Followers

8. Alex King

Alex, the self-proclaimed YouTube marketer, rounds out the Kids Next Door crew. He is dating Claire and is known for making TikTok videos with her.

TikTok: @akv 
735K Followers

P.S: These youngsters are finding their Soulmates in their teenage, while you keep sitting here still trying to find a soul..!! Well, I guess this world is really unfair…

Transition in Kids Next Door

Age is just a number, proved Marcus Olin when this 21yr old launched a content house ‘Kids Next Door.’ The house gained its name because of the power couple that was well known for their matching Neon-coloured hair.

 It was a luxurious house full of teenagers whose profession involved making videos, having fun, and having parties any time of the day, that too with no supervision. Of course, it was going to be crazyyy..!! And it definitely was with all its college party kinda vibes. Initially, people in the neighborhood were disturbed by their lifestyle and started complaining about their frat-like behavior. 

Olin concedes-

At first, like, the neighbors were definitely not happy at all,” “But we’re trying to be as quiet as possible.

Seeing the fuzz they were creating, the group soon changed their ways. Marcus and other members realized that partying should not be the purpose, and if they have to maintain their house, they need to be disciplined..

Kids Next Door LA
Kids Next Door LA

Living with your friends and girlfriend at 21 sounds intriguing and fun, but Marcus showed it doesn’t mean all play and no work. He successfully created the content house and led it to a victorious height. The audience admired them and enjoyed their voluminous content.

Kids Next Door Handles

TikTok- @kidsnextdoorla

Instagram- @kidsnextdoorla ( it has now been deleted..)

TikTok at danger- TikTok influencers say ‘everybody is going to take a big hit

With all the love and fame from the audience came a startling blow from the government. After an order from the U.S. President Donald Trump that will ban all the social media apps if their Chinese parent ByteDance does not reach a deal to divest it by a specific time period

Adam Miguest said-“For two to five months, maybe, everybody is going to take a big hit. Everyone is going to lose a stream of revenue. I think it’s really stupid… what Trump is doing,”

If TikTok goes down, so will the career paths of all the TikTok creators. While few have some backup plan or ideas, others have no suggestion about where to look and what to do next..!! They are concerned that this will majorly affect their livelihood and lifestyle. Also, due to the massive impact of TikTok on generation, any change will be directed seen.

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Orona said.

“If it does get banned, I have a backup plan, of course, which is to move to the YouTube platform or use the Reels on Instagram,”

Another industry that would be deeply affected is the music industry.. In today’s times, many songs make their way to the top after being viral by TikTok videos. Their value would be seriously affected if all the usage and promotion will suddenly stop.

Wrapping Up

Kids next door are not your usual neighbors; they are a bunch of 8 content creators and influencers who have been known for their voluminous content. Their founder Olin proved that age is just a number when in just 21yr old, he launched a content house – ‘Kids Next Door’ and with their lifestyle showed a collab house doesn’t mean all play and no work.

The house gained its popularity initially because of the power couple that was well known for their matching Neon-coloured hair- Stephanie Margarucci and Marcus Olin. The KND house members live in a million-dollar manor with a capacious backyard, photogenic amenities, a luxurious pool, and extensive outdoor space.. !! Sounds luxurious. 

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