By Danielle Valente published
Who exactly is Mia? Hype House's contentious resident might not be the most high-profile influencer in the LA abode, but we'll get you acquainted with Ms. Hayward and how she fits in with the "content collective".
By now, you've learned all about the luxurious $5 million mansion where young TikTok heavyweights gather to create their magic...and rake in some serious cash in the process. (When you see how much TikTok's highest earners made in 2021, your jaw will drop.)
While the likes of Addison Rae and the D'Amelio sisters—who have parted ways with the IRL TikTok hotspot—have garnered most of the attention, those who have started bingeing the Hype House docuseries on Netflix have quickly formulated many thoughts on Hayward.
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Who's Mia, 'Hype House's' outspoken resident?
Mia is a California native who has amassed quite a virtual entourage—1.1 million followers on Instagram and 3.7 million followers on TikTok. She is known mostly for posting outfit inspiration and fashion moments on her pages.
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Are Mia and Thomas still together?
Sure the clothes might be a driving force behind clicks and likes, but Ms. Hayward's relationship is really the talk of the town. She has been with longtime beau (and high school sweetheart) Thomas Petrou, aka the Hype House co-founder.
"My role in the Hype House is kind of like the dad of the house and I would say like the 'manager,' but I don’t take a percentage of anybody," Petrou claimed in the pilot episode of the documentary.
Although breakup and even engagement speculations have been circulating the interwebs, it appears the two are not headed down the aisle but are still in fact an item. They even share a pup named Leo.
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Their romance has been a serious source of scrutiny amongst house members and its following. Many claim Hayward does not belong in the Hype House at all and simply gets a free pass because of her relationship. Naysayers think that she is far too quick to judge and call others out when she does not have the social media standing of her counterparts.
Yes, she's been facing some brutal comments from those who started the series. (Warning: expletives ahead.)
@Miahaywardd I’m watching the hype house Netflix show. You suck.January 14, 2022
This bitch needs to be quiet she act like she runs the hype house she is so quick to say she tired of somebody I’m sorry but Who is this girl I have never heard about her before . @Miahaywardd pic.twitter.com/IjfCNcMByqJanuary 11, 2022
@Miahaywardd why u so fucking rude?? like?January 9, 2022
@MiahaywarddI just finish watching "the hype house" on Netflix and I just have one thing to say: I hate mia and Thomas so much. They only critique chase and all the people in the house and they are really rude. I hate so much Mia because she thinks she is the leader or the coolJanuary 11, 2022
@Miahaywardd fix your attitude in the Netflix show you’re messy and fake asf and so annoying it was so hard having to watch you in particularJanuary 8, 2022
Fans of Mia and her relationship with Petrou seem to think they're a social media power couple. They'll counter negative comments and say that she is outspoken and the only one to tell it like it is. They'll go as far as to say her persona—but on and offline—is more genuine than the others'.
love that @Miahaywardd calls every single one of them out #hypehousenetflixJanuary 12, 2022
@Miahaywardd is one of the only people on the #HypeHouse show I can stand.. at least she isn’t out here spreading Covid or using “friends” for $$January 12, 2022
Sound a bit like high school? Well, that's because it kind of is! The median age of the Hype House members hovers in the early 20s.
If you want to go back to those cliquey moments in the hallway near your locker, you should check out He's All That, a reboot of the '90s romcom. It stars social media sensation Addison Rae and, like Hype House, is also available on Netflix.
It's truly a TikToker's world—we're just living in it.
Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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