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Trisha Paytas
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Paytas in 2017
Born
Trisha Kay Paytas

(1988-05-08) May 8, 1988 (age 31)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesblndsundoll4mj (on YouTube)
Occupation
  • Media personality
  • YouTuber
  • actress
  • singer
  • model
  • writer
Years active2006–present
Home townFreeport, Illinois, U.S.
Television
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsTrisha Paytas Music
YouTube information
Subscribers4.8 million
Total views1.5 billion
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014
Updated September 13, 2019
WebsiteMain Channel
Vlog Channel

Trisha Kay Paytas (/ˈptəs/;[1] born May 8, 1988)[2] is an American media personality, YouTuber, model, and singer. Born in Riverside, California, Paytas was raised in Illinois before relocating to Los Angeles in her teens. After moving, Paytas became a stripper and began acting on the side, primarily as an extra. She made over 45 television appearances and appeared in a number of music videos for artists including Eminem and Amy Winehouse. In 2006, Paytas created blndsundoll4mj, a lifestyle-oriented YouTube vlog channel. Following the success of several viral videos, Paytas garnered a significant following, reaching 100,000 subscribers in 2012 and 1,000,000 in 2014. As of March 2019, she has accumulated roughly 4.8 million subscribers and roughly 1.5 billion lifetime views.

Alongside her online presence, Paytas was a regular in television shows The Greg Behrendt Show (2006–07), Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2007), and British Celebrity Big Brother (2017), as well as hosting the podcasts Dish With Trish (2015–16) and Let's Talk About Sex (2017–present). Paytas starred in the short film Viral Video (2014), and its sequel, also serving as a producer for both. Since 2014, she has worked independently as a recording artist, releasing one cover album, 8 extended plays and 35 singles. She has also embarked on her own headlining tour to promote her music as well. Other endeavors include authoring several eBooks, modeling for lingerie and fetish photoshoots, and her own perfume, eponymously titled, Trish.

Early life

Paytas was born in Riverside, California,[a][2] to Frank and Lenna (née Kant).[4] She is of Hungarian descent.[5] Her parents divorced when she was three years old,[6] after which she relocated with her mother to Illinois. Paytas was raised outside Rockford, Illinois[7] in the city of Freeport.[8] From 1996 to 2003, she lived in Byron.[9] At fifteen, Paytas relocated to California to live with her father and brother, and enrolled in a Catholic online school program.[3] She returned to Illinois to live with her mother at age sixteen, attending high school in Pecatonica.[3] 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.[9][10]

Career

2006–12: Beginnings on YouTube and television appearances

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, she began doing professional lingerie modeling and worked as a stripper and an escort to support herself.[11] 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?.[12] 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.[11]

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,[13] Paytas insisted on visiting the tanning salon at least daily, and follow up with a spray tan.[14] Later the following year, in 2011, she appeared on an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker but was not accepted.[15]

2013–16: Online success, Fat Chicks, and Under the Covers

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.[16][17] In an interview with Perez Hilton, she commented on her career aspirations, saying:

I have a lot of insecurities. I just want people to know me and to love me, because I have no love. I literally have zero friends. So I like people to adore me, but I never had a talent that made people adore me. So I would try everything, but nothing really worked. But, honestly, YouTube was a godsend. I could literally be myself, and people loved it.[11]

On January 18, 2013, she appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil, discussing the phenomenon of slut-shaming, particularly its prominence on social media.[18]

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.[19][20] She also began posting mukbang sessions and eating-challenge videos.[11] As of July 2017, she has over one billion lifetime views for her more than 2,500 uploads.[21] She has been credited for popularizing "haul" videos and mukbang eating challenges, as well as being noted for her frank, often controversial discussion of her personal life.

In 2014, Paytas starred opposite Richard Grieco in Viral Video, a 15-minute horror short film that she co-produced.[22] She also appeared in its sequel, Viral Video 2, in 2015.[22]

On November 26, 2014, Paytas released her first single, a cover of Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".[23] On December 12, Paytas released its music video.[24] 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,[25] The Huffington Post,[26] and Business Insider.[16] Van Halen member David Lee Roth provided the introduction to the accompanying music video for Paytas' cover of "Hot for Teacher".[27]

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.[28]

Paytas made an appearance on the June 2016 Brooks Wheelan episode of To Tell the Truth, as an imposter for the creator of the selfie stick.[citation needed]

In September 2016, she released her fifth EP, Showtime.[29] In April 2017, she released her sixth EP, Chicken Fingers and Lipo.[30]

2017–present: Chicken Parm and Hearbreak and tour

She later became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20.[31] Paytas controversially left the show on August 11, 2017, after only 11 days.[32]

On November 26, 2018, Paytas released her eighth EP, Chicken Parm and Hearbreak.[33]

In 2019, Paytas embarked on her first headlining tour, The Heartbreak Tour. In August of 2019, Paytas appeared on an episode of The Zach Slang Show.[34] 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.

Personal life

Paytas describes herself as a devout Roman Catholic and has stated that her faith has helped her in her personal struggles.[35] According to a since deleted video from 2016, supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States, Paytas considers herself a moderate Republican and went on to deride immigrants. In 2019, when the clip resurfaced, she apologized for her views and claimed she has never voted in her life.[36]

She was in an on and off again relationship with fellow Youtuber Jason Nash. They couple began dating in 2017, but were reported to have separated in February 2019.[37] In a video Paytas published on May 12, 2019, she confirmed that she and Nash had been separated since February.[38] She has previously dated Sean van der Wilt, Roger Bart, and Michael Anthony Hall.

Paytas has said she was inspired by comedian Andy Kaufman, whom she has been a fan of since childhood: "He made his living just being all sorts of characters, and nobody really knowing who the real Andy Kaufman is. And in a sense, I don't think any of you know who the real Trisha Paytas is either."[11]

Discography

Trisha Paytas discography
Studio albums1
Music videos34
Singles35
Extended plays6

Albums

Title Album details
Under the Covers
  • Released: August 12, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Extended plays

Title Album details
Fat Chicks
  • Released: March 6, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Superficial Bitch
  • Released: June 29, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Daddy Issues
  • Released: June 1, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Showtime
  • Released: September 6, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Warrior
  • Released: December 30, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Chicken Fingers and Lipo
  • Released: April 24, 2017
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Chicken Parm and Heartbreak
  • Released: November 26, 2018
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Songs from My Kitchen Floor[39]
  • Released: August 8, 2019
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming

Singles

Title Year Album
"Hot for Teacher" 2015 Fat Chicks
"A Little Less Conversation"
"Fat Chicks"
"Lost and Found"
"Superficial Bitch" Superficial Bitch
"Leonardo DiCaprio"
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Under the Covers
"Don't Forget Me"
"Daddy Issues" 2016 Daddy Issues
"Showtime" Showtime
"Cinderella"
"Warrior" Warrior
"Thick"
"Freaky" 2017 Chicken Fingers and Lipo
"Silence"
"There She Goes" 2018 Chicken Parm and Heartbreak
"Six Feet Under"

Non-album singles

Title Year
"Santa Baby" 2014
"Line Play" 2015
"Merry Trishmas"
"Christmas Sucks"
"O' Holy Night"
"Playground" 2016
"Shoulda"
"Everytime"
"Born to Make You Happy"
"I Hate My Life" 2017
"I Love You Jesus"
"A Jesus Bop"
"A Christmas Jesus Bop"[40] 2018
"Never the Bride"[41]
"Milk and Cookies" [42]
"Cozy Christmas"
(featuring Jason Nash)
"Crazy and Desperate"
(with Jason Nash)
2019
"Jesus Rises (Easter Song)"
"Iconic"[43]

Filmography

Bibliography

  • The History of My Insanity (2013)[44]
  • The Stripper Diaries (2013)[45]
  • Tease (2014)[46]
  • Curvy and Loving It (2014)[47]
  • Trisha's 31 Nights of Fright (2014) (with Jeff Rendell)[48]
  • How to Get Internet Famous (2015)[49]

Fragrances

  • Trish by Trisha Paytas[50]

Tours

  • The Heartbreak Tour (2019)

Notes

  1. ^ Paytas explains in a YouTube video entitled "Draw My Life" that she was born in the city of Riverside.[3]

References

  1. ^ Celebrity Big Brother. Season 20. Channel 5. August 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Birth of Trisha Paytas". The California Birth Index. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Paytas, Trisha (May 11, 2013). "Draw My Life!!! Trisha Paytas". YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Lethlean, Jane. "Former Freeport woman to appear on new TV game show". The Journal Standard. Freeport, Illinois: GateHouse Media, LLC. Archived from the original on November 21, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Paytas, Trisha [@trishpaytas] (April 11, 2013). "Nope Hungarian! originally Poytash" (Tweet). Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2016 – via Twitter. Invalid |url-status=no (help) Archive link requires scrolldown.
  6. ^ Paytas, Trisha [@trishpaytas] (December 26, 2013). "My parents were divorced since I was 3 and my sister is my half sister" (Tweet). Archived from the original on January 2, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2016 – via Twitter. Invalid |url-status=no (help) Archive link requires scrolldown.
  7. ^ Paytas, Trisha [@trishapaytas] (August 19, 2013). "I grew up near Rockford, IL and practically EVERY restaurant was a chain restaurant and I LOVED it. so many options" (Tweet). Retrieved July 30, 2017 – via Twitter.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b "WHY I HATE COACHELLA (my awful experience)". YouTube. Trisha Paytas. April 16, 2019.
  10. ^ "finding out sad news". YouTube. Trisha Paytas. April 15, 2019.
  11. ^ a b c d e White, Adam (August 3, 2017). "Who is Celebrity Big Brother's Trisha Paytas?". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn't Stop Her". Good Morning America. July 11, 2012.
  14. ^ "'Skin cancer wouldn't stop me': The tanning addict who hasn't missed a day of her $50,000 sunbed habit in ten years". Daily Mail. July 11, 2012.
  15. ^ Cite error: The named reference lacasting was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  16. ^ a b Mulshine, Molly (May 20, 2015). "This YouTuber reclaimed the word 'fat' by writing the catchiest body empowerment song ever". Business Insider. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  17. ^ "WATCH: Does Romney Really Want This Endorsement?". The Huffington Post. October 10, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
  18. ^ "Girls Who Bash Girls Who Dress Sexy". DrPhil.com. January 18, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
  19. ^ New Vlogging Channel!. YouTube. June 13, 2014.
  20. ^ "Trisha Paytas". LA Casting. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  21. ^ "blndsundoll4mj YouTube channel statistics – StatSheep". StatSheep.com.
  22. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference viral was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  23. ^ "Santa Baby – Single". iTunes.
  24. ^ Santa Baby Music Video – Trisha Paytas. YouTube. December 12, 2014.
  25. ^ Nunez, Alanna (May 19, 2015). "Why YouTuber Trish Paytas Wants to Reclaim the Word "Fat"". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  26. ^ Vagianos, Alanna (May 14, 2015). "Trisha Paytas' Fierce Body-Positive Anthem Reclaims The Term 'Fat Chicks'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  27. ^ "Van Halen's David Lee Roth Provides Introduction To Trisha Paytas's 'Hot For Teacher' Video - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net.
  28. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  29. ^ "Showtime – EP by Trisha Paytas". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  30. ^ "Trisha Paytas on Apple Music". iTunes (Apple, Inc.). Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  31. ^ "Housemates". Channel 5. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  32. ^ "Trisha Paytas quits 'extremely unhealthy' Celebrity Big Brother". BBC. August 12, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  33. ^ Chicken Parm and Heartbreak - EP by Trisha Paytas, November 26, 2018, retrieved November 28, 2018
  34. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIRjzjPGuWY
  35. ^ Paytas, Trisha (July 14, 2011). "The Catholic Vlogger". Youtube Video. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  36. ^ "I do NOT support Trump". YouTube.
  37. ^ Asarch, Steven (February 4, 2019). "YouTuber Trisha Paytas Calls Out David Dobrik and Vlog Squad for Manipulation". Newsweek. Archived from the original on May 27, 2019.
  38. ^ Paytas, Trisha (May 12, 2019). yes we broke up... here's why. YouTube. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
  39. ^ "Songs From My Kitchen Floor". Apple Music. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  40. ^ A Christmas Jesus Bop - Single by Trisha Paytas, November 1, 2018, retrieved November 28, 2018
  41. ^ Never The Bride, October 31, 2018, retrieved November 28, 2018
  42. ^ Milk and Cookies, December 1, 2018, retrieved February 23, 2019
  43. ^ "Iconic – Single by Trisha Paytas". Apple Music. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  44. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2013). The History of My Insanity. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-482-66006-7.
  45. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2013). The Stripper Diaries. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-490-42880-2.
  46. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2014). Tease. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-494-39152-2.
  47. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2014). Curvy and Loving It. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-497-52280-0.
  48. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2014). Trisha's 31 Days of Fright. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-500-81397-0.
  49. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2015). How to Get Internet Famous. CreateSpace.
  50. ^ "Trish by Trisha Paytas Perfume Review". ThePerfumeReview.com. n.d. Retrieved August 2, 2017.

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