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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

News U Can Use: “The Middle Years Twins Now Influencing 5.5 Million Followers”

“...Announcing a recent breakup to your friends is hard. Announcing it to 5.4 million fans on camera is even harder.

On Sept. 27, 2017, YouTube stars Brooklyn and Bailey McKnight sat in their studio to film a new video. Miniature pom-poms and multicolored throw pillows filled the space behind them, and the perfectly coiffed twins exploded with energy as soon as the record button hit -- wide eyes, huge grins and jazzy hand movements as they described their upcoming tour

Seconds later, the mood changed, and Brooklyn appeared alone. “I know the intro seemed really happy and excited, but this video I’m just going to film by myself,” she said, looking straight at the camera. “About a week ago, Parker dumped me, and it sucked. It still sucks.”

In the almost 19-minute video, Brooklyn fights back tears, admitting that for a few days, she didn’t want to get out of bed, brush her teeth or eat -- and she ended up crying on the floor of the locker room at drill team practice. But she tells viewers her ex-boyfriend is a good guy, and she doesn’t want anyone to feel negatively towards him. With her eyes locked on the camera, she also explains what she’s done to try to heal.

“There are a lot of girls like you who are going to go through stuff like this … and if you have, it’s possible that it’ll happen again, and it doesn’t make it any easier,” she says. “I want to let you all know that I understand, and I sympathize. Life isn’t perfect and life isn’t fair, and you can do everything right and sometimes it just doesn’t work out. … The only thing we can do is make the best of the situation we have, and we can’t focus on the things we lost. … You just have to keep this mindset of, ‘What is there coming up for me that’s better?’”
Brooklyn had decided to open up to the twins’ more than 5 million subscribers after conversations with Bailey and their parents. She wanted to help other girls who might be going through something similar,...

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