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Trisha Paytas
Born
Trisha Kay Paytas

(1988-05-08) May 8, 1988 (age 33)
Occupation
  • YouTuber
  • singer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2021)
Partner(s)Jason Nash (2017–2019)
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsIndependent
YouTube information
Channels
Genre
  • Vlog
  • podcast
  • music
  • mukbang
Subscribers5.05 million (main)
1.49 million (vlog)
Total views2.21 billion[a]
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014

Updated: June 9, 2021

Trisha Kay Paytas (/ˈptəs/;[4] born May 8, 1988)[5] is an American YouTuber and singer. Paytas's primary YouTube channel "blndsundoll4mj" consists of a wide variety of content including lifestyle-oriented vlogs, music videos, and mukbangs. As of May 2021, they[b] have accumulated roughly 5 million subscribers and roughly 2.2 billion lifetime views.

Since 2014, Paytas has worked independently as a singer, releasing one cover album, 10 extended plays and 36 singles. They have also hosted several self-produced podcast shows, and co-hosted Frenemies with Ethan Klein of h3h3Productions. Aside from their internet presence, Paytas has notably appeared in several television shows and films.

Early life

Paytas was born in Riverside, California.[6] They are of Hungarian descent.[7] Their parents divorced when they were three, and they relocated with their mother to Freeport, Illinois, where they spent most of their childhood.[8][9] Paytas has two siblings; an older brother and a younger, maternal half-sister.[10] At 15, Paytas moved back to California to live with their father and brother, and was enrolled in a Catholic online school program.[11] They returned to Illinois to live with their mother at age 16, attending high school in Pecatonica, Illinois.[11]

Career

2006–2012: Beginnings on YouTube

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Paytas began doing professional lingerie modeling and worked as a stripper and an escort to support themself.[12] They appeared on various television shows, attempting and failing to break the fastest-talker record on Guinness World Records Unleashed, working as a correspondent to Greg Behrendt on The Greg Behrendt Show in 2006; and playing "Ms. Limelight" on the second season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero? in 2007.[13]

On January 3, 2007, Paytas started their YouTube channel "blndsundoll4mj". The channel was originally dedicated to movie director Quentin Tarantino, whom Paytas idolized, but soon after being created, Paytas began to focus on other types of videos. On the channel, Paytas primarily gives fashion, beauty, and relationship advice.[12]

Between 2008 and 2011, Paytas continued to appear on television shows including The Price Is Right (2008), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2011), Jane by Design (2011), Huge (2011), and Modern Family (2011), and an episode (2010) of My Strange Addiction as a self-admitted tanning addict, despite being aware of the high chances of developing skin cancer,[14] among others.

From 2010 to 2012, Paytas appeared in several music videos by various artists including Eminem, Amy Winehouse and The All-American Rejects;[15][16] as well as performing as a background dancer for rapper M.I.A. at the Scream Awards in 2010, and portraying a mobster's girlfriend in a Guns N' Roses tour video.[17]

2013–2017: Online success and music releases

From 2013 to 2017, Paytas made a number of "trolling" videos, which they 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 they were voting for the 2012 Republican candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney.[18][19] In 2014, Paytas began posting widely-viewed mukbang sessions and eating-challenge videos.[12] In September 2014, Paytas competed in an episode of the television game show Celebrity Name Game, along with their mother.[20]

In 2015, the video for their song, "Fat Chicks" was featured on websites such as Cosmopolitan,[21] The Huffington Post,[22] and Business Insider.[18] Van Halen member David Lee Roth provided the introduction to the accompanying music video for Paytas's cover of "Hot for Teacher".[23] They 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 their fourth EP, Daddy Issues. It was their first EP to appear on the Billboard charts, debuting at number 25 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.[24]

In 2017, they became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20.[25] By July 2017, they had accumulated over one billion lifetime views for their more than 2,500 uploads.[26]

2018–present: Concert tour and podcasts

In February 2019, Paytas released a cover of "Shallow" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, where Paytas sang both parts. Within four days, the video garnered over a million views.[27] Later that year, they embarked on their own headlining tour, The Heartbreak Tour, to promote their music.[28][29]

In October 2019, Paytas revived their podcast, The Dish with Trish. Originally on SoundCloud, as an audio-only, one-take show, Paytas revamped the show with a full set and video set-up on the PodcastOne network.[30] In August 2020, Paytas announced the podcast was cancelled.[31]

In September 2020, Paytas started the YouTube podcast, Frenemies, with fellow YouTuber, Ethan Klein, of h3h3Productions.[32] The show discussed recent events in the social media world. Paytas and Klein were cohosts on Frenemies until June 2021, when Paytas left Frenemies, and the show ended.[33][34][35]

As of 2021, Paytas has expanded their social media presence to the social media site, OnlyFans.[36]

Personal life

Paytas has had several public long-term relationships. They dated American YouTuber Jason Nash from 2017 to 2019.[37] In 2020, they started dating Israeli artist Moses Hacmon. The pair got engaged that same year[38] and married in 2021.[39] Paytas has identified with different religious beliefs throughout their life, mainly Roman Catholicism.[40]

Paytas has suffered from mental health problems, having been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.[41] In an interview on the H3 Podcast, Paytas stated they used to have substance abuse problems and were once hospitalized after a methamphetamine overdose.[37][42] Paytas has stated that their main addiction was to prescription pills.[40][43][44]

In October 2019, Paytas came out as a trans man online, but denied wanting to change their pronouns. They received criticism for this due to having previously identifying as a chicken nugget, ostensibly in a facetious manner.[45] In a March 2021 interview, they said that when they came out as transgender in 2019, they "didn't have the vocabulary to describe it at the time."[46] In April 2021, Paytas released a video on their main YouTube channel, in which they discussed their previous gender confusion and reaffirmed their non-binary identity.[47][48]

Discography

Trisha Paytas discography
Studio albums1
Music videos34
Singles40
Extended plays10

Albums

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

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heat.

Fat Chicks
Superficial Bitch
  • Released: June 29, 2015
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Daddy Issues
  • Released: June 1, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
25
Showtime
  • Released: September 6, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Warrior
  • Released: December 30, 2016
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Chicken Fingers and Lipo
  • Released: April 24, 2017
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Chicken Parm and Heartbreak
  • Released: November 26, 2018
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Songs from My Kitchen Floor
  • Released: August 8, 2019
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
Rebirth
  • Released: November 27, 2019
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart

With Sadboy2005

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Heat.

Sadboy2005
Trigger Warning
  • Released: June 14, 2021
  • Label: self-released
  • Formats: digital download, streaming

Singles

Title Year Album
"Santa Baby" 2014 Non-album single
"Hot for Teacher" 2015 Fat Chicks
"A Little Less Conversation"
"Fat Chicks"
"Lost and Found"
"Superficial Bitch" Superficial Bitch
"Leonardo DiCaprio"
"Line Play" Non-album singles
"Merry Trishmas"
"Christmas Sucks"
"O' Holy Night"
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Under the
Covers
"Don't Forget Me"
"Daddy Issues" 2016 Daddy Issues
"Showtime" Showtime
"Cinderella"
"Warrior" Warrior
"Thick"
"Playground" Non-album singles
"Shoulda"
"Everytime"
"Born to Make You Happy"
"Freaky" 2017 Chicken Fingers
and Lipo
"Silence"
"I Hate My Life" Non-album singles
"I Love You Jesus"
"A Jesus Bop"
"There She Goes" 2018 Chicken Parm
and Heartbreak
"Six Feet Under"
"A Christmas Jesus Bop"[49] Non-album singles
"Never the Bride"[50]
"Milk and Cookies"[51]
"Cozy Christmas"
(featuring Jason Nash)
"Crazy and Desperate"
(with Jason Nash)
2019
"Jesus Rises (Easter Song)"
"Iconic"[52]
"Hot Girl Christmas"
"Only Fan" 2020
"Covid Christmas"
"I Love You Moses" 2021

Filmography

Bibliography

  • 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; Jeff, Rendell (2014). Trisha's 31 Days of Fright. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-500-81397-0.
  • Paytas, Trisha (2015). How to Get Internet Famous. Trisha Paytas. ASIN B00VCP5PMK.
  • Paytas, Trisha (2019). 101 Poems About My Ex-Boyfriend. Trisha Paytas. ISBN 978-1-098-50298-0.

Notes

  1. ^ Combined views from their various channels, including 1.9 billion from their main channel, 308 million from their vlog channel,[1] 10 million from their podcast,[2] and 1 million from their ASMR channel[3]
  2. ^ Paytas uses she/her and they/them pronouns. This article uses they/them pronouns for consistency.

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