As the second season draws to a close, xoNecole caught up with Tylynn, who has been gracing our screens in stylish looks as she grew up, learned, took responsibility, and pursued her dreams in front of a national audience. But sharing glimpses of her world through reality TV isn’t always a walk in the park, and with season two, Tylynn is navigating the accolades and scrutiny with grace.
Tylynn is aware of how she’s portrayed on camera: “very serious, super tunnel vision with her business, always sticking her toes in her friends’ lives,” but after Candiss, her real-life friend and co-star, swears she’s the “most enlightened”. “An avid music listener and fan of trap, house and reggaeton music, she often plays a few: Young Nudy, Steve Lacy, Bad Bunny, Blxst, Bino Rideaux, Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé. Renaissance He’s been getting a lot of attention lately, especially his favorite song, “Alien Superstar.” Tylynn solidified that just this week, “I saw a birth chart that says Pisces is an alien superstar. I feel like there’s no one like me, I’m a superstar and I’m that girl. And it just speaks to me. It speaks to my soul for real.”
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She can also use a head-to-toe look. Whether it’s a natural curl, a bright orange knit ensemble or lilac cowboy boots, Tylynn makes a statement every time she walks into a room. Drawing on Y2K trends and “just putting things together,” the 27-year-old defines her style as “streetwise with a bit of class.” Her Mexico trip style comes out on top when she is asked what her favorite hairstyle was from season two: light brown wavy dreadlocks. “I looked very beautiful in every scene where I had that, so that would be my favorite hairstyle. And then the second would be Daphne (a long, straight, red-orange wig with blunt bangs) from [episode four, the New York episode]sure,” says Tylynn.
For Burns to be that girl or a, it’s a girl is more than superficial, “Being a it’s a girl is realizing your power but allowing other people to have that power [too]. So a part of your power. To me, that’s a it’s a girl.”
Tylynn keeps it real beyond the series, her genuine nature, warmth, fun, and welcoming energy radiating during our conversation on Zoom. She’s an open book, sitting in front of a portrait of Kobe Bryant in cool box braids, hoop earrings, hot pink nails, and her best accessory, a smile that gives the girl next door she’s easy with. speak. her interpretation in Sweet Life: Los Angeles also hits the business side. He’s constantly on the go, in meetings, and gets endless Slack alerts, even during our interview (something we laughed at).
Burns is the founder of a boutique event planning agency, House Party Creative, which uses her degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Oregon to deliver curated events to people normally reserved for influencers or celebrities. “I wanted to design moments that gave people more,” Tylynn tells xoNecole. She does this by integrating live performances and being intentional about working with local black vendors.
Tylynn Burns in ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ Season 2 – Episode 5Courtesy of HBO Max
A staple event for House Party Creative is featured in both seasons of Sweet Life: Legacy table. It is an event that brings together various young influencers to network and have a good time among like-minded people. This season saw Legacy Table go to shore as Burns presented his first installment in New York. The event was a success that generated a lot of exposure for the agency and made a good impression on Biggie Smalls’ son, CJ Wallace, in episode five.
“We broke barriers by being bicoastal. When I continue [IG] live, a lot of people say, ‘Come to DC, come to New York, come to Philly.’ The Midwest and East Coast are tapped now. Having that visibility outside of Los Angeles means a lot to the future of House Party,” says Burns.
But Tylynn admits it’s not easy being in the creative space and now on television as a dark-skinned black woman. She is aware of how covert colorism and misogyny appear on screen and in her everyday life. “There is no room for error, especially for a dark-skinned black woman. Compared to some of my other cast members, even when it comes to the men on the show, I have a very high expectation, which is a lot of pressure.” , He says.
Despite the world constantly trying to take the lead and dehumanize Black women, Tylynn leads with humanity, sharing real and vulnerable moments with the audience. In episode six, she revealed her miscarriage during a couples therapy session with her boyfriend, Jaylenn. Although the season was filmed a while ago, abortion has been a huge and highly polarizing issue ever since the Supreme Court recently overturnedRoe vs. Wade. “It was easy for me to talk about it,” says Tylynn. “I wanted to show women that they are not alone. I think one in five women have abortions. And once I shared mine, friends and family told me about theirs. I just wanted to open that dialogue in that safe space.”
During that therapy session and throughout the second season, viewers saw the not-so-Instagram-friendly moments of his relationship with Jaylenn. “I’m not the perfect girlfriend and he’s not the perfect boyfriend, but we’re getting there. We have this respect and love for each other that was good for Instagram and TV, but obviously we miss him,” says Tylynn. that her relationship is in the public eye.
Jaylenn Hart and Tylynn Burns in ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ Season 2 – Episode 7Courtesy of HBO Max
“I wanted to make it clear that while Jaylenn and I are like that, we’re not perfect and we don’t have a history,” says Tylynn. Fully aware of what they signed up for by being on TV, she assures us the two are “solid.” She hopes, beyond just watching and judging, that the audience can relate to these honest moments and reflect on times when they went through similar experiences. “It’s hard to be under pressure to say and do the right thing with a partner because you have your views and they have theirs. So I hope people respect where we are now and where we’re going,” she said. she says she.
This season, Tylynn went on an apology tour as she worked on herself through therapy and her platonic and romantic relationships. “I learned that I’m not as self-aware as I thought. Therapy showed me that I have to get to know myself in relationships and friendships to be better or more self-aware,” she says Tylynn. Partly because she’s a Pisces, Tylynn tends to read the room and decide what part of herself she’s willing to share. “By doing that, I realize that when it’s time to be completely me and stay in my emotions and thoughts, I don’t know how to act. As you see [on the show]I have outbursts or try to get my point across, but it doesn’t translate because I was trying too hard to fit into other people’s narratives without trusting my own,” he tells xoNecole.
For Burns, the hardest thing to watch on the show again this season was the falling out with Rob because her best friend Amanda was in the middle. She is aware of how this situation affected not only her and Rob, but also her loved ones. “Having to see that again and having the relationship that I have with [Rob] and Amanda’s parents, just in the back of my head like, ‘Damn, I failed so many people.’ Based on a deranged reaction to something that could have been talked about. I feel like those are just your worst moments blown up on screen so everyone can dive in without having the full context,” she says.
Another long-awaited apology came at the end of the season when Tylynn reconciled with Jerrold during the trip to Mexico. They both serve as the glue for the respective smaller groups of friends that make up the main cast, and since their fall, in the first season, “ruined the synergy with everyone.” After filming the scene, Tylynn tells xoNecole that the two shared a hug and a sense of relief to be back on better terms. However, Tylynn isn’t sure if they will ever be the same as they once were.
“What I said on TV [about Jerrold being a ‘sociopath’] and how I felt he handled the situation [leaving Jaylenn to fend for himself against castmate Jordan Bentley on Jerrold’s podcast in season 1] it will live on forever, and will be a constant reminder even at our lowest points. But we have a lot of history and so much love and care for each other that should be the driving force for our friendship to move forward,” Tylynn tells xoNecole.
Tylynn Burns and Jerrold Smith II in ‘Sweet Life: Los Angeles’ Season 1 – Episode 9Courtesy of HBO Max
Although Jordan does not appear in the second season, there are no hard feelings or drama surrounding that decision. “He let us all know [that he wasn’t coming back for season two] and we are all incredibly supportive,” Tylynn tells xoNecole. “Like, he has a lot to do with [his business] Hypland and even his own personal efforts and stuff. And just like sometimes the schedule of a show and that doesn’t mix. And so we’re very supportive of him in choosing what he did.” In his absence, supporting cast members Keilan (Jaylenn’s cousin) and his girlfriend Candiss got more screen time this season.
As for what’s next for Tylynn, she’s excited for the future of House Party Creative and taking some of her events national. She and Jaylenn are also starting a new chapter: “We’re looking for a house,” she says, excited for her upcoming home tour. “And we’re starting a family with our bulldogs,” she emphasizes, then adds, “children in a few years. We’re doing fine.” And for any fans who may have let this season down, Tylynn has a message for them:
“Trust the process, continue to put your faith in me and what’s ahead because I’m a work in progress. I still appreciate how loyal people are. That tells me there’s still a lot of me right now that I’m probably not. capturing. So, I don’t know, keep an eye on my process.”
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