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Trisha Paytas

Trisha Kay Paytas (/ˈptəs/;[1] born May 8, 1988)[2] is an American Internet personality, actress, singer, and songwriter. After moving from Illinois to Los Angeles to pursue acting, she began stripping and doing work as an extra. She has made over 45 television appearances, including on My Strange Addiction, Dr. Phil, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and America's Got Talent. She has also appeared in music videos by artists such as Eminem and Amy Winehouse.

Trisha Paytas
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Born Trisha Kay Paytas
(1988-05-08) May 8, 1988 (age 29)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names blndsundoll4mj
Occupation
  • Internet personality
  • actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Home town Freeport, Illinois, U.S.
Television
Parent(s)
  • Frank Paytas
  • Lenna Paytas
Musical career
Genres
YouTube information
Subscribers 2.9 million
Total views 1 billion
Associated acts Shane Dawson
Subscriber and view counts updated as of November 19, 2017.

In 2006, Paytas began her YouTube channel "blndsundoll4mj". She would later start a second channel for vlogs in 2014. On YouTube, Paytas has garnered a following for her varied videos, which range from comedic skits to eating challenges, as well as frank discussion of her personal life. In 2015, she started pursuing a career in music and has released seven EPs.

Contents

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] 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]

Career

2006–12: Career beginnings

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.[9] 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?.[10] 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.[9]

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,[11] Paytas insisted on visiting the tanning salon at least daily, and follow up with a spray tan.[12] Later the following year, in 2011, she appeared on an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker but was not accepted.[citation needed]

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.[13][14] 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.[9]

2013–present: Breakthrough and music career

On January 18, 2013, she appeared on an episode of Dr. Phil, discussing the phenomenon of slut-shaming, particularly its prominence on social media.[15]

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.[16][17] She also began posting mukbang sessions and eating-challenge videos.[9] As of July 2017, she has over one billion lifetime views for her more than 2,500 uploads.[18]

In 2014, Paytas starred opposite Richard Grieco in Viral Video, a 15-minute horror short film that she co-produced.[19] She also appeared in its sequel, Viral Video 2, in 2015.[19]

On November 26, 2014, Paytas released her first single, a cover of Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby".[20] On December 12, Paytas released its music video.[21] The following April 27, she released a music video 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.[22] The Huffington Post,[23] and Business Insider.[13] Van Halen's member David Lee Roth provided the introduction to the accompanying music video.[24]

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 reached number 6 on the iTunes pop chart and 11 overall. It was her first EP to make it into the Billboard Charts, where Daddy Issues was ranked #25 on the "Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musicians Chart"[25]

In June 2016, Paytas released her fourth EP, Daddy Issues. It reached number 6 on the iTunes pop chart and 11 overall. It was her first EP to make it into the Billboard Charts, where Daddy Issues was ranked #25 on the "Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musicians Chart"[26]

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.[27] In April 2017, she released her sixth EP, Chicken Fingers and Lipo.[28] She later became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20.[29] Paytas voluntarily left the show on August 11, 2017, after 11 days.[30]

Personal life

Paytas describes herself as a devout Roman Catholic and has stated that her faith has helped her in her personal struggles.[31]

Endorsements and sponsorship

In October 2015, Paytas teamed up with mobile game Line Play to create a music video and original song that promotes the app.[citation needed]

Discography

Albums

Extended plays

Title Album details Peaks Sales
US
Heat
Fat Chicks
Superficial Bitch
  • Released June 29, 2015
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Under the Covers
  • Released August 12, 2015
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Daddy Issues
  • Released June 1, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
25
Showtime
  • Released September 6, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Warrior
  • Released December 30, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Chicken Fingers and Lipo
  • Released April 24, 2017
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download

Singles

As lead artist

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"

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"

Music videos

As performer

Year Title Artist Album Director Ref.
2014 "Santa Baby" Trisha Paytas None Andrew Vallentine [32]
2015 "Hot for Teacher" Fat Chicks Kale Flowers &
Trisha Paytas
[33]
"A Little Less Conversation" Andrew Vallentine [34]
"Fat Chicks" [35]
"Lost And Found" [36]
"Superficial Bitch" Superficial Bitch [37]
"Leonardo DiCaprio" [38]
"Line Play" None [39]
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Under the Covers [40]
"Don't Forget Me" [41]
"Merry Trishmas" None [42]
"Christmas Sucks" [43]
2016 "Playground" diGi [44]
"Shoulda" Andrew Vallentine [45]
2017 "Warrior" Warrior [46]
"Thick" Trisha Paytas &
Tim Lopez
[47]
"Freaky" Trisha Paytas Chicken Fingers and Lipo [48]
"Silence" [49]
"I Hate My Life" None Trisha Paytas [50]
"I Love You Jesus" [51]

Guest appearances

Year Song Artist Role Director Ref.
2007 "Tears Dry on Their Own" Amy Winehouse Streetwalker David LaChapelle [52]
2009 "We Made You" Eminem Jessica Simpson Joseph Kahn
2010 "Playing the Part" Jamey Johnson Streetwalker Matthew McConaughey
2011 "Sleepless in Silverlake" Les Savy Fav Marilyn Monroe Thomas C. Bingham
2012 "Beekeeper's Daughter" All-American Rejects Stripper Isaac Rentz

Songs

All recorded by Paytas except collaborations where noted

Title Writer(s) Album(s) Year Ref(s).
"All That Jazz" John Kander
Fred Ebb
Under The Covers 2015
"Basket Case" Billie Joe Armstrong
Mike Dirnt
Tré Cool
Under The Covers 2015
"Big Belly Goddess" Trisha Paytas Daddy Issues 2016
"Christmas Sucks" Trisha Paytas None 2015
"Daddy Issues" Trisha Paytas Daddy Issues 2016
"Don't Forget Me" Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
Under The Covers 2015
"F**K You Valentine's Day"
(recorded by Trisha Paytas & DJ Hidrro
Trisha Paytas
Mocanu George
None 2015
"Fat Chicks" Trisha Paytas Fat Chicks 2015
"Fat Chicks Too" Trisha Paytas Daddy Issues 2016
"Hot for Teacher" Eddie Van Halen
Alex Van Halen
Michael Anthony
David Lee Roth
Fat Chicks 2015
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Diane Warren Under The Covers 2015
"In The Closet" Under The Covers 2015
"Jungle Fever" Trisha Paytas Daddy Issues 2016
"Leonardo DiCaprio" Trisha Paytas Superficial Bitch 2015
"Let It Go" Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Robert Lopez
None 2015
"Line Play" Trisha Paytas None 2015
"Little Less Conversation" Mac Davis
Billy Strange
Fat Chicks 2015
"Lost and Found" Trisha Paytas Fat Chicks 2015
"Lust" Trisha Paytas Superficial Bitch 2015
"Merry Trishmas" Trisha Paytas None 2015
"O Holy Night" Placide Cappeau None 2015
"PlayGround"
(recorded by Trisha Paytas & Sean van der Wilt
Sean van der Wilt
Trisha Paytas
Richard Tanumi
Son Wolf
None 2016
"Quentin Tarantino" Trisha Paytas Daddy Issues 2016
"Santa Baby" Joan Javits
Philip Springer
Tony Springer
None 2014
"Shoulda" None 2016
"Soldier of Love" Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers Under The Covers 2015
"Superficial Bitch" Trisha Paytas Superficial Bitch 2015
"There You Go" Trisha Paytas Superficial Bitch 2015
"Travelin' Thru" Dolly Parton Under The Covers 2015
"True Colors" Tom Kelly
Billy Steinberg
Under The Covers 2015

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2010 Faster Stripper Uncredited [52]
2011 Sex, Drugs, and Randy Van Stone Sex Tape Girl [52]
2011 To Get Her Fantasy Girl [52]
2011 Geezas Bored Blonde [52]
2012 Wanderlust Davidson's Wife [52]
2013 Water & Power Stripper [52]
2013 Lola's Love Shack Deluxe [52]
2014 Viral Video Herself Short film [19]
2015 Viral Video 2 Herself Short film [19]

Bibliography

  • The History of My Insanity (2013)[53]
  • The Stripper Diaries (2013)[54]
  • Tease (2014)[55]
  • Curvy and Loving it (2014)[56]
  • Trisha's 31 Nights of Fright (2014) (with Jeff Rendell)[57]
  • How To Get Internet Famous (2015)[58]

Fragrances

  • Trish by Trisha Paytas[59]

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. 
  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.  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.  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 c d White, Adam (August 3, 2017). "Who is Celebrity Big Brother's Trisha Paytas?". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ "Extreme Tanner Says Skin Cancer Wouldn't Stop Her". Good Morning America. July 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ "'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. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "WATCH: Does Romney Really Want This Endorsement?". The Huffington Post. October 10, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Girls Who Bash Girls Who Dress Sexy". DrPhil.com. January 18, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  16. ^ New Vlogging Channel!. YouTube. 13 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Trisha Paytas". LA Casting. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "blndsundoll4mj YouTube channel statistics – StatSheep". StatSheep.com. 
  19. ^ a b c d "Trisha Paytas, Richard Grieco And Shane Dawson To Star In Viral Video 2". Horror Society. October 15, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Santa Baby – Single". iTunes. 
  21. ^ Santa Baby Music Video – Trisha Paytas. YouTube. 12 December 2014. 
  22. ^ Nunez, Alanna (May 19, 2015). "Why YouTuber Trish Paytas Wants to Reclaim the Word "Fat"". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  23. ^ Vagianos, Alanna (May 14, 2015). "Trisha Paytas' Fierce Body-Positive Anthem Reclaims The Term 'Fat Chicks'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Van Halen's David Lee Roth Provides Introduction To Trisha Paytas's 'Hot For Teacher' Video - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net. 
  25. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Showtime - EP by Trisha Paytas". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Trisha Paytas on Apple Music". iTunes (Apple, Inc.). Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Housemates". Channel 5. Archived from the original on August 1, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Trisha Paytas quits 'extremely unhealthy' Celebrity Big Brother". BBC. August 12, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  31. ^ Paytas, Trisha (July 14, 2011). "The Catholic Vlogger". Youtube Video. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  32. ^ blndsundoll4mj (December 12, 2014). "Santa Baby Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  33. ^ blndsundoll4mj (March 9, 2015). "Hot For Teacher Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  34. ^ "Instagram post by Andrew Vallentine • Apr 16, 2015 at 6:20am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  35. ^ "Instagram post by Trisha Paytas • Apr 22, 2015 at 2:29am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  36. ^ blndsundoll4mj (June 9, 2015). "Lost and Found Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  37. ^ blndsundoll4mj (July 23, 2015). "Superficial Bitch Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  38. ^ blndsundoll4mj (August 7, 2015). "Leonardo DiCaprio Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  39. ^ blndsundoll4mj (October 14, 2015). "LINE PLAY Official Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  40. ^ "Instagram post by Trisha Paytas • Oct 10, 2015 at 6:31pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  41. ^ "Instagram post by Trisha Paytas • Oct 13, 2015 at 7:59am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  42. ^ blndsundoll4mj (December 11, 2015). "Merry Trishmas Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  43. ^ blndsundoll4mj (December 18, 2015). "Christmas Sucks Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  44. ^ blndsundoll4mj (January 29, 2016). "PlayGround Music Video – Sean van der Wilt + Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  45. ^ blndsundoll4mj (May 22, 2016). "Shoulda Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  46. ^ blndsundoll4mj (January 16, 2017). "Warrior Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  47. ^ blndsundoll4mj (February 20, 2017). "Thick Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved August 4, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  48. ^ blndsundoll4mj (May 9, 2017). "Freaky Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved September 25, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  49. ^ blndsundoll4mj (June 5, 2017). "Silence Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved September 25, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  50. ^ blndsundoll4mj (September 12, 2017). "I Hate My Life Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved September 25, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  51. ^ blndsundoll4mj (September 28, 2017). "I Love You Jesus Music Video – Trisha Paytas". Retrieved September 30, 2017 – via YouTube. 
  52. ^ a b c d e f g h "TRISHA PAYTAS, SAG AFTRA". LA Casting. Casting Networks, Inc. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017. Retrieved September 18, 2017. 
  53. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2013). The History of My Insanity. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-482-66006-7. 
  54. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2013). The Stripper Diaries. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-490-42880-2. 
  55. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2014). Tease. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-494-39152-2. 
  56. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2014). Curvy and Loving It. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-497-52280-0. 
  57. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2014). Trisha's 31 Days of Fright. CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-500-81397-0. 
  58. ^ Paytas, Trisha (2015). How to Get Internet Famous. CreateSpace. 
  59. ^ "Trish by Trisha Paytas Perfume Review". ThePerfumeReview.com. n.d. Retrieved August 2, 2017. 

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