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Tana Mongeau
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Mongeau in 2019
Personal information
BornTana Marie Mongeau
(1998-06-24) June 24, 1998 (age 24)[1]
Occupation
  • Internet personality
  • YouTuber
YouTube information
Channels
Years active2015–present
Subscribers5.4 million[3]
Total views907 million[3]
Network
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2016

Last updated: December 5, 2022

Tana Marie Mongeau (/ˌtænə ˈmʒ/ TANMOH-zhoh,[4] born June 24, 1998) is an American Internet personality. She is known to make "storytime" videos and similar content posted to her YouTube channel.

Early life

Tana Mongeau was born on June 24, 1998, to Rick and Rebecca Mongeau in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was raised.[2][1] While on MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21, Tana said that her parents lacked parenting skills which caused her to have a strained childhood.[5]

Career

Mongeau's most famous videos are her "storytime" videos.[6] On February 10, 2017, Mongeau posted on her Snapchat that she was being investigated by the FBI after someone hacked into her emails and "sent a bombing and shooting threat to McCarran International Airport."[7]

On January 24, 2017, Mongeau posted a video titled "The N Word" which has received over 7 million views. In the video, she describes an encounter where a person on her tour (later revealed to be YouTuber iDubbbz) told her "say nigger", in response to a tweet posted by Mongeau to iDubbbz, telling him to kill himself for his comedic use of the word in his YouTube videos.[6] iDubbbz, in turn, made a video outlining her hypocrisy, pointing out examples where she had previously and publicly used the word in a derogatory manner. On February 17, 2017, Mongeau posted a video in which she apologized for using the word.[6][8]

Mongeau's debut single, "Hefner", was released in November 2017.[9] The music video featured Bella Thorne.[10] That same month, Mongeau was featured on an episode of Maury.[11] Mongeau collaborated with Lil Phag and Dr. Woke on a song titled "Deadahh" that was released on December 15, 2017. She released her second solo single, "W", on March 1, 2018. Her third solo single, "Fuck Up", was released on August 31, 2018.

A crowd outside TanaCon

Mongeau announced on May 26, 2018, that she would be hosting her own convention, titled TanaCon, at the same time and in the same city as VidCon 2018, from June 22–23.[12] Mongeau intended TanaCon to be an alternative to VidCon after the VidCon 2017 organizers failed to give Mongeau the rights at the convention of a "featured creator". TanaCon took place in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Marriott Suites, on June 22, 2018, and was canceled the same day. Over 80 creators were set to hold panels at the event including Bella Thorne, Shane Dawson, Casey Neistat, Miranda Sings, Ricky Dillon, Elijah Daniel, Jenn McAllister, Gabbie Hanna, Trevi Moran, Lisa Schwartz, and Jack Baran. Despite Mongeau's claims that 20,000 people tried to attend the convention,[13] 4,000 to 5,000 people attended at most, and the Marriott was not capable of holding even that many people.[14] Those who attended or lined up to attend complained of lack of food and water and standing for hours in the sun. It was reported that many people were sunburned and that some people passed out because of the heat.[13] The event had received much attention and criticism. The Verge said that fans were comparing it to Fyre Festival, and attendees were yelling "refund" after the event.[15] Dawson said that agreeing to appear at TanaCon was the "worst decision [he] ever made."[16] Mongeau later apologized and said that refunds would be issued.[17] Dawson later released a three-part documentary style series of YouTube videos that shared Mongeau and other people involved in the convention's perspectives on the event. TanaCon was organized in collaboration with actor and producer Michael Weist.[18]

It was announced on April 29, 2019, that Mongeau will be starring on her own MTV reality series titled MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21 premiering Summer 2019.[19] Mongeau's fourth solo single, "FaceTime", was released on May 18, 2019, alongside its music video.[20] In May 2019, VidCon said that Mongeau would be a featured creator at the convention. VidCon cofounder Hank Green had said in 2018 that he had "100% screwed up" in not inviting Mongeau to VidCon 2017 as a featured creator.[21]

On January 26, 2022, Mongeau launched her own wine brand Dizzy Wine.[22]

Personal life

Mongeau is openly bisexual. At the start of her YouTube career, Mongeau was in a relationship with Somer Hollingsworth and he was featured in many of her vlogs before the couple broke up in June 2017.[23] Mongeau was in a relationship with Bella Thorne from the summer of 2017 to February 2019,[24] including a period in which she, Thorne, and singer Mod Sun were a throuple.[24]

Mongeau began dating social media personality Jake Paul in April 2019.[25] In June 2019, the couple announced that they were engaged, although many fans and commentators did not believe that the engagement was legitimate.[26] On July 28 of that year, Paul and Mongeau exchanged vows in Las Vegas. InTouch later reported that the couple had not obtained a marriage license prior to the ceremony and that the officiant was also not licensed by the state of Nevada.[27] As a result, the marriage was not legally binding.[27][28] Buzzfeed reported that Paul and Mongeau left the ceremony separately.[29] The ceremony, which was available on pay-per-view for $50,[25] was recorded for MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21.[25][28] On an episode of the show, Mongeau stated that the ceremony was something "fun and lighthearted that we're obviously doing for fun and for content."[25] The couple announced their breakup in January 2020.[30]

Discography

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Album
"Hefner" 2017 Non-album single
"Deadahh"
(with Lil Phag and Dr. Woke)
God Hates Lil Phag
"W" 2018 non-album singles
"Fuck Up"
"FaceTime" 2019
"Without You" 2020

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Clout 9"
(Lil Phag featuring Bella Thorne, Tana Mongeau, and Dr. Woke)
2018 God Hates Lil Phag

Guest appearances

Title[A] Year Album
"Four Loko"
(Lil Phag featuring Tana Mongeau and Dr. Woke)
2018 God Hates Lil Phag

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2016–2017 Shane and Friends Herself Guest star; 4 episodes
2017, 2019 Escape the Night Saloon Girl / The Pin-Up Girl Main role (seasons 2 & 4)
2019–2020 No Filter: Tana Mongeau Herself Lead role

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Ref.
2018 10th Shorty Awards Best YouTube Comedian Herself Nominated [31]
2018 8th Streamy Awards Storyteller Herself Nominated [32]
2019 11th Shorty Awards YouTuber of the Year Herself Nominated [33]
2019 45th People's Choice Awards The Social Star of 2019 Herself Nominated [34]
2019 9th Streamy Awards Creator of the Year Herself Won [35]
Best Ensemble Cast Escape the Night Nominated

Notes

  1. ^ List of non-single guest appearances.

References

  1. ^ a b Quinn, Dave (September 26, 2017). "Bella Thorne and YouTube Star Tana Mongeau Make Out in a Series of Snaps: 'Who's Shook?'". People. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Keiles, Jamie Lauren (January 30, 2017). "Step Inside the YouTube-Fueled, Teenaged Extravaganza That Is Beautycon". Wired. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "About Tana Mongeau". YouTube.
  4. ^ Mongeau, Tana [@tanamongeau] (November 9, 2015). "[It's pronounced] mojo! but the "j" sound in mojo sounds like the "s" sound in measure or pleasure if that makes sense" (Tweet). Retrieved May 12, 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Tana Mongeau Said She Wants Nothing to do with Her Parents and Has "No Family"". December 26, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Hathaway, Jay (February 8, 2017). "The Week's Hottest Meme Comes From a Racist Beef Between YouTube Personalities". The Daily Dot. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Tana Mongeau Is "Being Investigated By FBI" After Alleged Email Hack". We The Unicorns. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Kircher, Madison Malone (February 9, 2017). "Vegan YouTube Drama Erupts (Again!) Over N-Word Video". New York. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "@tanamongeau on Instagram: "aaaaand HERE'S THE COVER FOR HEFNER. HOLY FUCK? comes out in three days on Monday on my YouTube channel, Apple Music, & Spotify. ur"". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 24, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bella Thorne And Tana Mongeau Music Video". Girlfriend. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Elijah & Christine's Latest Stunt Is An Uproarious Appearance On 'Maury' Show". Tubefilter. November 15, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  12. ^ @tanamongeau (May 26, 2018). "the FIRST TanaCon will be on June 22-23 in Anaheim, California. get ready. i PROMISE you aren't ready. i have so many surprises in store. and you can attend for free. the first (small round) tickets drop at 12 pst. be refreshing.. it's limited" (Tweet). Retrieved December 26, 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ a b "VidCon alternative TanaCon reportedly shut down after 20,000 fans show up". Polygon. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (June 27, 2018). "This event is being called the Fyre Festival of YouTube conventions". The Independent. Archived from the original on May 26, 2022. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "YouTuber's anti-VidCon convention TanaCon was such a disaster that fans are comparing it to Fyre Fest". The Verge. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "YouTuber Shane Dawson calls disastrous TanaCon the 'worst decision ever'". Polygon. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "YouTuber apologises for conference chaos". BBC News. June 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  18. ^ Kaufman, Amy (August 23, 2019). "How do you make money off social media? Just ask 'Jawline's' star". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  19. ^ "Viacom Digital Studios Slate Features Tana Mongeau, Eva Gutowski, SpongeBob – NewFronts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  20. ^ @tanamongeau (May 13, 2019). "MY NEW SONG 'Facetime' and the music video for it drops THIS SATURDAY AT 12 PM PST I promise you, you are not ready. This is a side of me you've absolutely never seen before. Prepare to be shocked" (Tweet). Retrieved May 14, 2019 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Alexander, Julia (May 20, 2019). "'TanaCon' creator Tana Mongeau is heading to VidCon one year after retaliating against it". The Verge. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  22. ^ Benitz, Samantha (January 26, 2022). "Tana Mongeau's Dizzy Wine Launch Party Was Legendary: Inside Her Star-Studded Soiree". InTouch.
  23. ^ Schumann, Rebecca (June 8, 2017). "YouTube Couple Bites The Dust, Tana Mongeau's Boyfriend Somer Freaks Out On Twitter". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 12, 2021.
  24. ^ a b Hearing, Alice (December 22, 2020). "Tana Mongeau vs Bella Thorne feud explained: A timeline of their history". Dexerto. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  25. ^ a b c d Dodgson, Lindsay (January 3, 2020). "A timeline of Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau's whirlwind open marriage from beginning to end, which Tana said went downhill after the wedding night". Insider. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  26. ^ Strapagiel, Lauren (June 24, 2019). "Why People Don't Believe Anything Influencers Do Anymore". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  27. ^ a b Duff, Chelsea (July 30, 2019). "Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul Did Not Obtain Marriage License Before Las Vegas Wedding". InTouch. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  28. ^ a b Alexander, Julia (July 29, 2019). "Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau's over-the-top 'wedding' is part of a bigger YouTube phenomenon". The Verge. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  29. ^ McNeal, Stephanie (July 29, 2019). "I Went To Jake Paul And Tana Mongeau's Wedding And It Was Really Weird". Buzzfeed. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  30. ^ "Jake Paul and 'Wife' Tana Mongeau Officially Break Up". TMZ. Archived from the original on February 6, 2020. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
  31. ^ "Tana Mongeau - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  32. ^ "Winners Announced for the 8th Annual Streamy Awards®". The Streamy Awards. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  33. ^ "Tana Mongeau - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  34. ^ "2019 People's Choice Awards: Complete List of Nominees". E! Online. November 10, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  35. ^ "Tana Mongeau Wins Streamy Award for Creator of the Year and Fans Are Almost as Excited as She Is". Cheat Sheet. December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.

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