Melanie Wilking May Have Lost Her Sister To A Cult, But She Still Has A Good Life

By Louie Fecou
Published: May 21, 2024 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)
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Where is Melanie Wilking now?
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Dancing For The Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult is a stark and terrifying look at the story of Miranda and Melanie Wilking, two close-knit sisters who found fame on TikTok and social media platforms with their dance routines, securing a huge following and sponsorship, before Miranda branched out on her own and became involved in her church-related management company.

The institute would slowly remove her from her family unit and isolate her from her previous life, leading to her family accusing the company 7M of being a cult.

Where is Melanie Wilking now?

Melanie is still very active on social media and has a successful YouTube channel. Melanie now lives in Las Vegas with her partner, who is also quite a well-known face on social media.

Austin Ekelar is a running back for the Los Angeles Chargers and the pair have recently moved to Vegas, where Ekelar lives during the off-season.

Engagement News

Melanie and Austin are engaged after Austin proposed to Melanie, who continues to post on Instagram and TikTok, sharing stories and pictures and allowing fans a glimpse of their life together.


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What happened to the Wilking sisters?

Despite building their dance brand together and working with celebrities on their routines, the Wilking sisters would be driven apart by Miranda leaving to join 7M.

The sisters would find huge success in 2020, but by 2021 they decided to go their separate ways. Miranda would join the church-based management company, causing a rift with her family, who claimed the agency was a “cult”. However, in 2022, Melanie and her parents posted an emotional video praying for the return of their daughter and sister.

In March, Miranda would upload her own video, almost mocking her family’s upload, and causing a huge storm in the comments section as people debated what exactly was going on. Many people feel that there still may be something more insidious going on with 7M, but for now, at least, the situation remains ambiguous.

Raising awareness in Netflix’s true crime series

The true crime series that explores the situation in depth is called Dancing For The Devil: The 7M TikTok Cult, which sheds some light on the controversial story.

Director Derek Doneen is behind the docuseries. Netflix has rated he series as a 15, and mentions that it contains “sexual violence references”. The show also features other dancers who contribute to the documentary, giving their side of the story, including members of the “agency” who confirm that 7M is a cult.

Reported Net Worth

Famous People reports that Miranda has an estimated total of $1 million, but you can take that with a pinch of salt. It has been difficult to find a source that can confirm the net worth of Melanie, so it’s hard to estimate her net worth, but it is rumored to be around $300,000.

Make of that what you will.

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