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Trisha Paytas

Trisha Paytas American actress, author, businesswoman, entertainer, performer, plus-size model, and youtube personality

American actress, author, businesswoman, entertainer, performer, plus-size model, and youtube personality
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Quick Facts
Intro American actress, author, businesswoman, entertainer, performer, plus-size model, and youtube personality
Countries United States of America
Occupations Actor YouTuber Model
Gender female
Birth 8 May 1988 (Riverside, Riverside County, California, U.S.A.)
The details

Trisha Kay Paytas (; born May 8, 1988) 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.

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.

Early life

Paytas was born in Riverside, California, 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.


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. 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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Van Halen's member David Lee Roth provided the introduction to the accompanying music video.

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"

In June 2016, Paytas released her fourth EPm 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"

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.

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.

Personal life

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

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.



Extended plays

Title Album details Peaks Sales
Fat Chicks
  • Released March 6, 2015
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
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
  • Released September 6, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
  • Released December 30, 2016
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download
Chicken Fingers and Lipo
  • Released April 24, 2017
  • Label: Trisha Paytas
  • Format: Digital download


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
"Warrior" Warrior
"Freaky" 2017 Chicken Fingers and Lipo

Non-album singles

Title Year
"Santa Baby" 2014
"Line Play" 2015
"Merry Trishmas"
"Christmas Sucks"
"O' Holy Night"
"Playground" 2016
"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
2015 "Hot for Teacher" Fat Chicks Kale Flowers &
Trisha Paytas
"A Little Less Conversation" Andrew Vallentine
"Fat Chicks"
"Lost And Found"
"Superficial Bitch" Superficial Bitch
"Leonardo DiCaprio"
"Line Play" None
"If I Could Turn Back Time" Under the Covers
"Don't Forget Me"
"Merry Trishmas" None
"Christmas Sucks"
2016 "Playground" diGi
"Shoulda" Andrew Vallentine
2017 "Warrior" Warrior
"Thick" Trisha Paytas &
Tim Lopez
"Freaky" Trisha Paytas Chicken Fingers and Lipo
"I Hate My Life" None Trisha Paytas
"I Love You Jesus"

Guest appearances

Year Song Artist Role Director Ref.
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


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
(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


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


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