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In a teaser for AwesomenessTV’s new reality show, “Next Influencer,” there are no signs that its stars are filming during a pandemic. 

A swarm of teenagers in bikinis and swim trunks splash around in a pool, take a group selfie in front of a ring light, and climb on each other’s backs.

“There is [an] actual pandemic and y’all out here trying to get views,” one YouTube commenter wrote.

What viewers don’t see in the trailer is that the production team created an NBA-style “bubble” to protect its cast and crew from COVID-19-related risks during its 10-day shoot at a Miami Beach mansion. 

“We’re part of ViacomCBS, so we have very strict COVID rules that we have to abide by,” said Emily Hecht, executive producer for the show, which premieres this Sunday. “We fully created a bubble in a Miami mansion. [An] amazing house to incentivize the kids to want to spend a bunch of time there because you could not leave once you’re in.”

“Next Influencer” is a cross between a traditional MTV-style reality show like “The Real World” and a series of “collab” videos between a group of TikTok friends.

The project, hosted by TikTok star Alex Warren, features nine …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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