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February 6, 2023

HerCampus: “Alyssa McKay Channels Her Alter Ego in ‘The Royals of Malibu'”

Unless you don’t have TikTok, or if your FYP is entirely made up of Jeffree Star’s NFL boyfriend conspiracy videos, it’s likely that you’ve come across Alyssa McKay. The 22-year-old Portland, Oregon native is huge on social media: She’s amassed over 15 million followers across her multiple platforms. On the app, you might have seen McKay’s alter-ego Lyss, a “rich, mean, dumb blonde” who writes iconic diss tracks about some of the app’s most popular creators. Or, more recently, you might know McKay from her acting and lifestyle content. No matter where you’ve seen her before, there’s no denying that McKay has made a mark on social media.

Now, McKay is taking the leap from TikTok to podcasting, but not in the way you may think. Having landed a role in the new narrative podcast series from Diversion Audio, The Royals Of Malibu, McKay stars as Ella, a girl who is taken out of poverty and brought into a life of privilege in Malibu. What follows is a whirlwind of mystery, romance, and — of course — a little bit of spice. If you know what I mean (wink).

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