Diana Camila Avila and Jordie Vena are the couple behind the viral TikTok account Alpha Familia. This couple uses the fact that they are STEP SIBLINGS to entice viewers in a really messed up way, but that’s only the beginning.
It’s safe to say that if you have had the misfortune to stumble across one of their videos on your feed, you know there is much more to unpack than just the fact that they’re stepsiblings. But they weren’t always a monstrosity of a couple! Their shared TikTok account appears to have originally belonged to Avila. Old videos feature only her modeling outfits.
She looks like a normal girl wanting to be TikTok famous. Also side note- apparently she’s a dentist! Why couldn’t we see more teeth videos?! Alas, Frankenstein had to create her monster. Avila slowly begins integrating her boyfriend more regularly in videos.
Their videos are still kind of weird, but not too out of ordinary for TikTok, and nowhere near what they evolved to. Avila just looks hungry for TikTok fame, while Vena appears to be a passive, yet supportive, boyfriend.
Look how normal they seem here! Just a girl and her boyfriend doing silly TikToks together. Ugh if only they could have stayed like this! But unfortunately they decided to make things officially weird, to say the least by adopting personas. At least we hope they are personas. Vena takes on a macho male personality, “Alpha.” Cue the cringing.
Nobody knows WHY they did this. Perhaps it was because Vena felt like he was taking a backseat in prior videos. Maybe he really is a macho alpha type in real life and wanted to showcase it. Regardless of the reasoning, it is annoying, weird, uncomfortable. And worst of all, has a lot of sexist and misogynistic undertones, which we are not about in 2020.
In many of their videos, Vena and Avila have a clear shtick, which relies heavily on gender stereotypes. Vena’s persona plays into the aggressive male stereotype. He is often seen yelling, punching the air, angering easily and is controlling and possessive over Avila. Avila on the other hand, plays into the cute girl trope, using a very obnoxious baby voice- we will get into this momentarily. Avila’s persona doesn’t like her boyfriend looking at other girls, wants attention all the time, and acts dumb. All of this could potentially be humorous if they said it was a joke, but they don’t. Viewers are left to believe that this is their actual dynamics and it’s weird. For young impressionable viewers, this could potentially be very unhealthy to be normalizing.
This Took A Turn…
Then they started introducing the fact that they are step siblings into the mix.
Why? Why was that necessary?? Clearly the Alpha persona was not bringing in enough followers so they had to throw something more wacky into the mix. OKAY. They do claim that they are step siblings in real life, so we don’t want to cast judgement. But something about exploiting the fact that they are step siblings as click bait seems fishy.
"alpha familia" sometimes i have trouble wondering how white people managed to colonize 90% of the world https://t.co/YgYtMTxkiS
— isabella (@stabbedthesun) September 18, 2020
Then There’s The Baby Talk
Alpha Familia has also been unofficially dubbed “the baby talk” couple. Avila’s persona is supposed to be the cute little girl, so she obviously needs to have a cute voice to go with it. It’s unfortunate that this might be the worst voice in human existence.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MUTE A VIDEO HOW CAN I MUTE VIDEOS WITH ALPHAFAMILIA IN IT I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE
— elle .o҉ʼ 📚📝 busy ! (@daijoburat) September 14, 2020
Put all of this together and you somehow have the winning recipe for a viral TikTok account. But an OBNOXIOUS one. It’s unclear how many of their followers are actually fans.
idk which of their faces i want to step on more… https://t.co/VYUMAyI3WU
— Jujuu | BLM | 🏳️ (@j_elgml) September 16, 2020
the alphafamilia tiktok “couple” that are step siblings? make me wanna put a fork in 1 ear & pull it out the other. my fight or flight is activated everytime i hear the girls baby voice or anytime the dude does/says anything. someone pls lock them in a bunker & throw away the key
— bitch kitty (@shaarkkbait) September 14, 2020
My brain cells after watching alpha familia on tic tok pic.twitter.com/tfOfhJJcBc
— Nathan T (@NathanT93824981) September 16, 2020
They have been reviewed by several YouTubers for being the weirdest and cringiest couple of TikTok.
Basically it just seems like everyone wants them to stop.
Everyone seems to have a suspicion that this can’t be real. This can not actually be how the couple acts. Maybe their appeal is that they are everyone’s favorite couple we love to hate.
oh god i remembered that alphafamilia tiktok again and i wanna reset my memory.
— 𝐣𝐢𝐡𝐚𝐧. (@pinkcameIIia) September 15, 2020
The worst part about all of this is that people are ACTUALLY watching them, regardless of why. The couple is clearing doing something right since they have over 400K followers on TikTok. But, do they do think people are actually enjoying their content? Or are they just parodying couples on TikTok to show people how obnoxious they are?? NOW we are onto something! Regardless, they seem to be acting as a consensual punching bag on the internet, reminding us to go outside and never scroll through TikTok again. Let us know if you think this couple is seriously like this!