If you like keeping up with the ongoings of internet celebrities, then you will most definitely have come across Trisha Paytas. However, if such shenanigans are not your cup of tea, then introductions are in order. Trisha Paytas is your quintessential media personality. This American lady has tried her hands at different aspects of showbiz including acting, singing, and modeling.
She is, however, most famous for her antics on the internet where she has a popular YouTube channel. These antics have fetched Paytas an equal amount of admirers and haters but she couldn’t care less about her controversial reputation. This is because all she has always wanted is to be famous; a craving that can be traced back to her childhood.
Trisha Paytas’ First Forays Into Showbiz
Trisha Paytas was born on the 8th of May 1988 in Riverside, California. Her parents got divorced when she was just three and as such, she split much of her childhood between her father, in California, and her mother, in Illinois. These frequent relocations necessitated her attending several schools but she still completed her diploma at the age of 18. Whilst growing up, Paytas had a penchant for attention-seeking. She desired to achieve fame and as such, on graduating high school, she headed out to L.A. to try her hands at showbiz.
In the City of Angels, Paytas discovered that breaking into Hollywood was quite hard and therefore, did several odd jobs to survive. She worked as a stripper as well as a call girl, during which she was paid between $4,000 to $50,000 by clients. She also landed minor appearances on TV shows such as The Greg Behrendt Show (2006) and Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2007). On the latter, Trisha Paytas portrayed a superhero known as Ms. Limelight and made it to the third round of the competition series. She was, however, subsequently eliminated.
Her Path To Becoming A YouTube Star
Still propelled by her unquenchable need for fame, Trisha Paytas decided to try her hands at vlogging and opened her YouTube channel in 2007. She initially dedicated the channel to her favorite Hollywood filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino, and spent much of her time discussing everything about his work. She subsequently diversified her channel to include the lifestyle genre and started churning out comedic skits, love and fashion advice, eating challenges (aka mukbang), and videos of her crying on her kitchen floor.
This wave of new content proved to be a big hit with the YouTube community and Paytas finally achieved the kind of fame she had always wanted. The girl from Illinois now has over one billion views and about five million subscribers on her main YouTube channel. She also has about 279 million views and 1.3 million subscribers on her second YouTube channel which she created in June 2014. All these views and subscriptions don’t come empty-handed and as such, generate healthy revenue for their owner.
Trisha Paytas’s YouTube career success has however not come without some hiccups. She has a penchant for feuding with fellow YouTube personalities. She has also angered the online community with some of her insensitive content. For instance, in the past, the young lady has posted vlogs in which she claimed to be transgender and to be suffering from dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder). Both vlogs fetched her copious amounts of condemnation as many felt that she was trivializing serious issues for the sake of viewership. People were also peeved by the fact that she offered inaccurate information about these conditions in her vlog.
Exploring Trisha Paytas’ Other Revenue Streams
Besides her YouTube earnings, which is estimated at $50,000 monthly, Trisha Paytas has also built her net worth from her work on TV. The Youtuber has scored bit parts in many movies and TV shows including Modern Family, Huge, Jane by Design, Brooks Whelan, Faster, and Wanderlust. She has also featured in several music videos including We Made You by Eminem, Tears Dry on Their Own by Amy Winehouse, Beekeeper’s Daughter by All-American Rejects, Sleepless in Silverlake by Les Savy Fav, and Playing the Part by Jamey Johnson. Additionally, Trisha has also earned income from her participation in several reality TV shows such as the 2017 edition of Celebrity Big Brother UK 20.
Asides her exploits on TV, Trisha Paytas is also a budding musician and dropped her first single, a cover of Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt, in November 2014. She subsequently dropped another cover, this time of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation, before releasing her first original effort, Fat Chicks, in May 2015. Since then, the Youtuber has dropped about eight EPs and several singles including I Love You Jesus, Superficial Bitch, I Hate My Life, Iconic, Hot Girl Christmas, Daddy Issues, Crazy and Desperate, and Cinderella. All these songs have generated thousands of streams online thus resulting in a net worth of $1 million for the lady.
Behind Her Chequered Love Life
If there is one thing that is as outlandish as Paytas’s vlogs, it is her love life. The Youtuber has been involved in some infamous relationships over the years starting with her five-year romance with Michael Anthony Hall, an American actor, director, and producer who rose to fame in the 80s. Michael Anthony Hall and Trisha Paytas started dating in 2008. The relationship lasted up until 2013 and the YouTuber subsequently accused the actor of giving her STDs. Hall wisely chose not to respond and the matter soon died a natural death.
Following the hall saga, Trisha started dating award-winning actor, and Desperate Housewives star, Roger Bart, in 2013. This romance equally ended in controversial circumstances in 2015 as the YouTuber accused Bart of being a womanizer and keeping several girlfriends at the same time. She also claimed that he didn’t even have the decency to break up with her properly as he did so through an impersonal email. After Roger Bart, Paytas decided to search for love in a new field and began dating singer and songwriter, Sean Van Der Wilt in 2015.
Their romance lasted for more than a year during which they collaborated on a single title Playground. The couple also released some controversial vlogs together before going their separate ways in December 2016. Trisha would later reveal that Sean cheated on her and that he was a gay, a move that fetched her some rep for outing him. Since that particular breakup, Trisha Paytas has gone on to date 90s rap icon, Aaron Carter, and fellow YouTube star, Jason Nash.
The Youtuber is now rumored to be dating rock drummer, Jon Hill. Jon was previously married to popular YouTuber and cosmetics guru, Jaclyn Hill for nine years before they eventually divorced in 2018. Paytas and Jon first sparked dating rumors after the former shared a cuddly photo of them on her Instagram page in January 2020. The couple has yet to take any more concrete steps since then and this has prompted insinuations that their relationship is nothing but a publicity stunt.