Trisha Kay Paytas
May 8, 1988
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Other names||blndsundoll4mj (on YouTube)|
|Home town||Freeport, Illinois, U.S.|
|Labels||Trisha Paytas Music|
|Associated acts||Sean Van Der Wilt|
|Total views||1.4 billion|
|Subscriber and view counts updated as of January 19, 2019.|
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 August 2018, she has accumulated roughly 4.4 million subscribers and roughly 1.3 billion lifetime views. 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.
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 Celebrity Big Brother UK (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 7 extended plays and 30 singles. Other endeavors include authoring several eBooks, modeling for lingerie and fetish photoshoots, and her own perfume, eponymously titled, Trish.
Paytas was born in Riverside, California,[a] to Frank and Lenna (née Kant). She is of Hungarian descent. Her parents divorced when she was three years old, after which she relocated with her mother to Illinois. Paytas was raised outside Rockford, Illinois in the city of Freeport. At fifteen, 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 sixteen, attending high school in Pecatonica.
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. 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, Paytas insisted on visiting the tanning salon at least daily, and follow up with a spray tan. Later the following year, in 2011, she appeared on an episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker but was not accepted.
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 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.
Breakthrough and music career
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". On December 12, Paytas released its music video. 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.
In September 2016, she released her fifth EP, Showtime. In April 2017, she released her sixth EP, Chicken Fingers and Lipo. She later became a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20. Paytas voluntarily left the show on August 11, 2017, after 11 days.
On November 26, 2018, Paytas released her eighth EP, Chicken Parm and Hearbreak.
Paytas describes herself as a devout Roman Catholic and has stated that her faith has helped her in her personal struggles. According to since deleted video from 2016, supporting Donald Trump for President of the United States, Paytas considers herself a moderate Republican and went onto deride immigrants. In 2019, when the clip resurfaced, she apologized for her views and claimed she has never voted in her life.
- Extended plays
- Fat Chicks (2015)
- Superficial Bitch (2015)
- Under the Covers (2015)
- Daddy Issues (2016)
- Showtime (2016)
- Warrior (2016)
- Chicken Fingers and Lipo (2017)
- Chicken Parm and Heartbreak (2018)
|"Hot for Teacher"||2015||Fat Chicks|
|"A Little Less Conversation"|
|"Lost and Found"|
|"Superficial Bitch"||Superficial Bitch|
|"If I Could Turn Back Time"||Under the Covers|
|"Don't Forget Me"|
|"Daddy Issues"||2016||Daddy Issues|
|"Freaky"||2017||Chicken Fingers and Lipo|
|"There She Goes"||2018||Chicken Parm and Heartbreak|
|"O' Holy Night"|
|"Born to Make You Happy"|
|"I Hate My Life"||2017|
|"I Love You Jesus"|
|"A Jesus Bop"|
|"A Christmas Jesus Bop"||2018|
|"Never the Bride"|
|2011||Sex, Drugs, and Randy Van Stone||Sex Tape Girl|||
|2011||To Get Her||Fantasy Girl|||
|2013||Nathan for You||Herself||Episode: "Clothing Store / Restaurant"|||
|2013||Water & Power||Stripper|||
|2013||Lola's Love Shack||Deluxe|||
|2014||Viral Video||Herself||Short film|||
|2015||Viral Video 2||Herself||Short film|||
|2007||"Tears Dry on Their Own"||Amy Winehouse||Streetwalker||David LaChapelle|||
|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|
- Trish by Trisha Paytas
- Paytas explains in a YouTube video entitled "Draw My Life" that she was born in the city of Riverside.
- Celebrity Big Brother. Season 20. Channel 5. August 1, 2017.
- "The Birth of Trisha Paytas". The California Birth Index. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- Paytas, Trisha (May 11, 2013). "Draw My Life!!! Trisha Paytas". YouTube. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- "'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.
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- 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.
- "WATCH: Does Romney Really Want This Endorsement?". The Huffington Post. October 10, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2017.
- "Girls Who Bash Girls Who Dress Sexy". DrPhil.com. January 18, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2017.
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- "Santa Baby – Single". iTunes.
- Santa Baby Music Video – Trisha Paytas. YouTube. December 12, 2014.
- Nunez, Alanna (May 19, 2015). "Why YouTuber Trish Paytas Wants to Reclaim the Word "Fat"". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
- Vagianos, Alanna (May 14, 2015). "Trisha Paytas' Fierce Body-Positive Anthem Reclaims The Term 'Fat Chicks'". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
- "Van Halen's David Lee Roth Provides Introduction To Trisha Paytas's 'Hot For Teacher' Video - Blabbermouth.net". Blabbermouth.net.
- "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- "Showtime – EP by Trisha Paytas". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
- "Trisha Paytas on Apple Music". iTunes (Apple, Inc.). 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. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
- Chicken Parm and Heartbreak - EP by Trisha Paytas, 2018-11-26, retrieved 2018-11-28
- Paytas, Trisha (July 14, 2011). "The Catholic Vlogger". Youtube Video. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
- "I do NOT support Trump". YouTube.
- A Christmas Jesus Bop - Single by Trisha Paytas, 2018-11-01, retrieved 2018-11-28
- Never The Bride, 2018-10-31, retrieved 2018-11-28
- Paytas, Trisha (February 21, 2013). "Trisha Paytas on Twitter: there I am! NATHAN FOR YOU ON COMEDY CENTRAL FEB 28 rt @victoriagatlin There you are Trisha! @trishapaytas". Twitter. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
- 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.
- "Trish by Trisha Paytas Perfume Review". ThePerfumeReview.com. n.d. Retrieved August 2, 2017.