Trisha Paytas’s Online Success
Trisha Kay Paytas (/ˈpeɪtəs/; born May 8, 1988) is an American YouTuber and media personality. 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.
Paytas describes herself as a devout Roman Catholic and has stated that her faith has helped her in her personal struggles. 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.
She was in an on and off-again relationship with fellow Youtuber Jason Nash. The couple began dating in 2017 but were reported to have separated in February 2019. In a video Paytas published on May 12, 2019, she confirmed that she and Nash had been separated since February.