As a Laguna Beach purest, I was both intrigued and skeptical when MTV announced that they would be doing essentially the same concept in a different location for their newest reality series Siesta Key. The series follows a cast of wealthy, impossibly good-looking teens in Siesta Key, which is a tropical paradise in Sarasota County, Florida. The show will tag along with this enviable friend group as they live their opulent lives. But just how opulent are they? How rich is the cast of Siesta Key?
Well, I can say for sure that some of their parents are pretty damn rich. Most of the cast are directly out of high school or their first year in college and are not exactly making six figures just yet, so the wealth they're flaunting is most likely likely coming from their family finances. Trust me, if you were a Laguna Beach fan, then you will feel a little pang of nostalgia here for sure. They may not have Hillary Duff crooning out the theme song, but with the oceanfront mansions, absurdly over-the-top drama, and complete financial freedom to partake in whatever debauchery they choose to, this cast may even top their reality predecessors' bank accounts. Here's how this ensemble is living:
According to Rolling Stone, Alex's father Dr. Gary Kompothecras actually set the whole reality series into motion, because he thought his son and his son's pals were so interesting, they just had to have their own show. Dr. Kompothecras is a chiropractor who founded ASK-GARY, a medical/legal hotline. In 2016, their $12,613,900 home in Sarasota, Florida was featured in Sarasota Magazine at #10 on the Top 20 Most Expensive Homes In Sarasota, where he lamented that people often wander into their front door because "they must think it is a hotel." So, he is that rich.
Brandon is a working model, which is not at all shocking. He signed with Click Model Management in New York when he was still in high school and ended up forgoing college to pursue music and other ventures in the entertainment industry. Recently, he appeared in a film that premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival called, “The First Time Club”, which also used his song “Different Persona” in the soundtrack. As a working model, he seems to be bringing in some money with all of these endeavors and his first car was a Cadillac. It isn't clear whether he bought it for himself or it was a gift from the rents but either way, that is not a cheap ride.
If you would like a t-shirt with Brandon's face on it, you can grab that on his website too, so that is some personal income for him as well. It is also awesome.
Chloe is being touted at the rabble rouser of the group and her MTV bio warns that you don't want to be on her bad side. So, make sure you don't do that. According to the Bradenton Herald, Chloe is attending cosmetology school in Sarasota at the moment. One look at her Instagram will give you the impression that she is living carefree when it comes to finances. Just look at this particular photo:
Garrett's MTV bio claims that he came from somewhat humble beginnings. It appears, however, that Garret has forged quite a successful personal training business for himself. According to his website, Garrett Miller Fitness offers personal training services as well as meal plans and personalized fitness services.
Juliette's MTV bio says that she went to college, but it doesn't give much more information about her career situation than that. Her Instagram tells the story of boats, vacations, and generally living large. I am thinking she does alright, financially. This hotel suite doesn't look like it is too shabby.
Kelsey is legitimately an international model, according to her MTV bio. She recently came back to Siesta Key to care for her ill mother and it doesn't look like she is struggling financially. Kelsey's Instagram is full of lavish vacations, luxury shopping sprees, and fanciness of the highest order.
Madisson just graduated from college with an engineering degree, according to her MTV bio. Also, this photo below is one that she captioned "Mom and Dad". So, if that is her house, I think we can all agree, she is quite wealthy.
As you can see, this cast is possibly even more wealthy than the cast of Laguna Beach when they first began their foray into reality television. It should be extremely interesting to take a look into their day-to-day lives on Siesta Key.