Paytas in 2017
Trisha Kay Paytas
May 8, 1988
Riverside, California, U.S.
|Other names||blndsundoll4mj (on YouTube)|
|Partner(s)||Moses Hacmon (2020–present)|
|Subscribers||4.84 million (Main)|
1.36 million (Vlog)
|Total views||2.19 billion[a]|
Trisha Kay Paytas (//; born May 8, 1988) is an American media personality, YouTuber and model. Born in Riverside, California, Paytas was raised in Illinois before relocating to Los Angeles in her teens. After moving, she became a stripper and began acting on the side, primarily as an extra. She went on to appear in a number of music videos for artists including Eminem and Amy Winehouse. In 2006, Paytas created blndsundoll4mj, a lifestyle-oriented YouTube vlog channel, and in 2014, she created a companion' channel, TrishasLife, later Trisha Paytas, which featured personal vlog videos. Following the success of several viral videos, Paytas garnered a significant following on her main channel, reaching 100,000 subscribers in 2012 and 1,000,000 in 2014. As of May 2020, she has accumulated roughly 4.88 million subscribers and roughly 1.7 billion lifetime views.
Alongside her online presence, Paytas was a regular on the television shows The Greg Behrendt Show (2006–2007) and Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2007). In 2017, she appeared on the twentieth series of the British reality show Celebrity Big Brother (2017). Paytas has also hosted podcasts, including The Dish with Trish (2015–2016; 2019–2020), which is set to become a television talk show in early 2021, Let's Talk About Sex (2017–present), and Frenemies (2020–present) with Ethan Klein. She co-wrote and starred in the short film Viral Video (2014), and its sequel, also serving as a producer for both. Since 2014, Paytas has worked independently as a recording artist, releasing one cover album, 9 extended plays and 35 singles. She has also embarked on her own headlining tour, The Heartbreak Tour, to promote her music.
Her other endeavors include authoring several self-published books, modeling for lingerie and fetish photoshoots, guest appearances in various television shows and films, and her own perfume, eponymously titled Trish.
Paytas was born in Riverside, California, to Frank and Lenna (née Kant). Her parents divorced when she was three years old, after which she moved with her mother to Illinois. Paytas was raised outside Rockford, Illinois in the city of Freeport. From 1996 to 2003, she lived in Byron. At 15, Paytas relocated to California to live with her father and brother, and enrolled in a Catholic online school program. She returned to Illinois to live with her mother at age 16, attending high school in Pecatonica. She graduated from Pecatonica High School in 2006, where she was a cheerleader, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting the day after her graduation.
2006–2012: Beginnings on YouTube
After moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Payatas began doing professional lingerie modeling and worked as a stripper and an escort to support herself. She attempted to break the world's fastest-talker record on Guinness World Records Unleashed, but was unable to break the record. In 2006, Paytas made her first television appearance as a correspondent to Greg Behrendt on The Greg Behrendt Show. She appeared on the show for its full thirteen–episode run before it was cancelled after only airing one season. The following year in 2007 she appeared on the second season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?. Paytas played "Ms. Limelight". She was on the show for four episodes although she was eliminated from the competition portion of the show on the third episode. On January 3, 2007, Paytas started her YouTube channel "blndsundoll4mj". The channel was originally dedicated to movie director Quentin Tarantino, whom Trisha idolized, but soon after being created, Paytas began to focus on other types of videos. Blndsundoll4mj primarily gives fashion, beauty and relationship advice videos.
From 2008 through 2010, Paytas appeared on television shows including The Price Is Right (2008), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2011), Jane by Design (2011), Huge (2011), and Modern Family (2011), among others. She portrayed Jessica Simpson in the 2009 Eminem video "We Made You". She also appeared as a background dancer for rapper M.I.A. at the Scream Awards in 2010. Later in 2010, she appeared in the videos for "Playing the Part" by Jamey Johnson, "A Girl's Got to Do What a Girl's Got to Do" by Barbwire, and "Tears Dry on Their Own" by Amy Winehouse. Paytas made an appearance in a Guns N' Roses' tour video, playing a mobster's girlfriend. Paytas starred in the Les Savy Fav video for their song "Sleepless in Silverlake" and portrayed Marilyn Monroe. In 2012, she played a stripper in The All-American Rejects' music video for "Beekeeper's Daughter". Paytas appeared in 2010 on an episode of My Strange Addiction as a self-admitted tanning addict. Despite being aware of the high chances of developing skin cancer, Later the following year, in 2011, she appeared on an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker but was not accepted.
2013–2016: Online success and music releases
During this time, Paytas made a number of "trolling" videos, which she told Business Insider were a way to "dumb myself down" in order to get more attention and views. This involved videos claiming that dogs do not have brains, or that she was voting for the 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney.
In June 2014, Paytas created a companion' channel, "TrishasLife", later Trisha Paytas, which featured personal vlog videos. In turn, she began posting her more stylized or music-related videos on her main channel, blndsundoll4mJ. She also began posting mukbang sessions and eating-challenge videos. As of July 2017, she has over one billion lifetime views for her more than 2,500 uploads.
On November 26, 2014, Paytas released her first single, a cover of Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby". The following April 27, she released a music video for "A Little Less Conversation", directed by Andrew Vallentine, and on May 7, one for her debut EP, "Fat Chicks", also directed by Vallentine. The video for "Fat Chicks" was featured on websites such as Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Van Halen member David Lee Roth provided the introduction to the accompanying music video for Paytas' cover of "Hot for Teacher".
She released the EP Superficial Bitch on June 29, 2015. Its music video was released on July 23. A second music video from the EP titled "Leonardo DiCaprio" was released on August 7. The following year, in June 2016, Paytas released her fourth EP, Daddy Issues. It was her first EP to appear on the Billboard charts, debuting at number 25 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.
2017–present: Concert tour and podcasts
On November 26, 2018, Paytas released her eighth EP, Chicken Parm and Hearbreak.
In 2019, Paytas embarked on her first headlining tour, The Heartbreak Tour. During this time, Paytas participated on the YouTube show The Reality House as a house member. In August, Paytas released a series of videos calling out David Dobrik's Vlog Squad, with whom she was once closely affiliated.
In January 2020, Paytas revived her podcast, The Dish with Trish. Originally on SoundCloud as an audio-only, one-take show, Paytas revamped the show with a full set and a video set up. Since September, she has been a co-host of the YouTube podcast, Frenemies, alongside Ethan Klein of H3h3Productions.
Paytas has had several public long-term relationships. Paytas dated American dancer Sean van der Wilt from 2014 to 2016 and American YouTuber Jason Nash from 2017 to 2019. Since 2020, she has been dating Israeli artist Moses Hacmon. Paytas has identified in her life with different religious beliefs, mainly Roman Catholicism. In 2020, began identifying with Judaism In an interview with H3 Podcast, Paytas admitted she used to be have substance abuse problems and was once hospitalized after a meth overdose. She said her main issues were from ages 19 until 22, followed by five years of sobriety, and several minor relapses. Paytas has stated that her main addiction was to prescription pills.
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|Trisha Paytas discography|
|Under the Covers||
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Chicken Fingers And Lipo||
|Chicken Parm And Heartbreak||
|Songs From My Kitchen Floor||
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart|
|"Santa Baby"||2014||Non-album single|
|"Hot for Teacher"||2015||Fat Chicks|
|"A Little Less Conversation"|
|"Lost and Found"|
|"Superficial Bitch"||Superficial Bitch|
|"Line Play"||Non-album singles|
|"O' Holy Night"|
|"If I Could Turn Back Time"||Under the|
|"Don't Forget Me"|
|"Daddy Issues"||2016||Daddy Issues|
|"Born to Make You Happy"|
|"I Hate My Life"||Non-album singles|
|"I Love You Jesus"|
|"A Jesus Bop"|
|"There She Goes"||2018||Chicken Parm|
|"Six Feet Under"|
|"A Christmas Jesus Bop"||Non-album singles|
|"Never the Bride"|
|"Milk and Cookies"|
(featuring Jason Nash)
|"Crazy and Desperate"
(with Jason Nash)
|"Jesus Rises (Easter Song)"|
|"Hot Girl Christmas"|
- The Dish with Trish (2015–2016; 2019–2020)
- Let's Talk About Sex (2017–present)
- Frenemies (2020–present)
- 2013: The History of My Insanity
- 2013: The Stripper Diaries
- 2014: Tease
- 2014: Curvy and Loving It
- 2014: Trisha's 31 Nights of Fright (with Jeff Rendell)
- 2015: How to Get Internet Famous
- 2019: 101 Poems About My Ex Boyfriend
- Celebrity Big Brother. Season 20. Episode 1. Channel 5. August 1, 2017.
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- Paytas, Trisha [@trishapaytas] (January 20, 2014). "new video is up!!! follow me around my first day back in my Illinois hometown <3" (Tweet). Retrieved July 30, 2017 – via Twitter.
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- "Season 2 of 'Who Wants To Be a Superhero?' Starring Stan Lee Returns Next Month" (Press release). Sci Fi Channel. June 20, 2007. Archived from the original on March 3, 2017 – via StarPulse.com.
- "Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn't Stop Her". Good Morning America. July 11, 2012. Archived from the original on September 5, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
- Mulshine, Molly (May 20, 2015). "This YouTuber reclaimed the word 'fat' by writing the catchiest body empowerment song ever". Business Insider. Archived from the original on January 22, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
- "WATCH: Does Romney Really Want This Endorsement?". The Huffington Post. October 10, 2012. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
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- "blndsundoll4mj YouTube channel statistics – StatSheep". StatSheep.com. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- Nunez, Alanna (May 19, 2015). "Why YouTuber Trish Paytas Wants to Reclaim the Word "Fat"". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on June 30, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
- Vagianos, Alanna (May 14, 2015). "Trisha Paytas' Fierce Body-Positive Anthem Reclaims The Term 'Fat Chicks'". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
- "Van Halen's David Lee Roth Provides Introduction To Trisha Paytas's 'Hot For Teacher' Video - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on March 12, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
- "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 26, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- "Housemates". Channel 5. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
- "Trisha Paytas quits 'extremely unhealthy' Celebrity Big Brother". BBC. August 12, 2017. Archived from the original on September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- Smith, Katie Louise (February 26, 2019). "Trisha Paytas' cover of 'Shallow' has been turned into a meme". PopBuzz. Archived from the original on October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
- A Christmas Jesus Bop - Single by Trisha Paytas, November 1, 2018, archived from the original on November 28, 2018, retrieved November 28, 2018
- Never The Bride, October 31, 2018, archived from the original on November 28, 2018, retrieved November 28, 2018
- Milk and Cookies, December 1, 2018, archived from the original on February 23, 2019, retrieved February 23, 2019
- "Iconic – Single by Trisha Paytas". Apple Music. Archived from the original on July 19, 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
- Paytas, Trisha (2013). The History of My Insanity. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-482-66006-7.
- Paytas, Trisha (2013). The Stripper Diaries. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-490-42880-2.
- Paytas, Trisha (2014). Tease. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-494-39152-2.
- Paytas, Trisha (2014). Curvy and Loving It. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-497-52280-0.
- Paytas, Trisha (2014). Trisha's 31 Days of Fright. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-500-81397-0.
- Paytas, Trisha (2015). How to Get Internet Famous. CreateSpace. Archived from the original on July 20, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
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