Trisha Paytas

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Trisha Paytas
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Trisha Paytas in 2017
Date of birth May 8, 1988
Place of birth Riverside, California, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns they/them preferred[1]
Gender identity nonbinary, genderfluid[1], "no gender"[2]
Occupation YouTuber, model, singer

Trisha Kay Paytas (born May 8, 1988) is an American media personality, YouTuber, model, and singer. Born in Riverside, California, they were raised in Illinois before relocating to Los Angeles in their teens. After moving, Paytas became a stripper and began acting on the side, primarily as an extra. They went on to appear in a number of music videos for artists, including Eminem, Amy Winehouse and The All-American Rejects. In 2006, Paytas created blndsundoll4mj, a lifestyle-oriented YouTube vlog channel, and in 2014, they created a companion' channel, TrishasLife, later Trisha Paytas, which featured more personal vlog videos. Following the success of several viral videos, Paytas garnered a significant following on their main channel. As of May 2021, they have accumulated roughly 5 million subscribers and roughly 2.2 billion lifetime views.

Alongside their online presence, Paytas was a regular on the television shows The Greg Behrendt Show (2006–2007) and Who Wants to Be a Superhero? (2007). In 2017, they appeared on the 20th series of the British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother. Since 2014, Paytas has worked independently as a singer, releasing one cover album, 10 extended plays and 36 singles. In 2019, they embarked on their own headlining tour, The Heartbreak Tour, to promote their music.[3] They have also hosted their own podcast shows, including The Dish with Trish (2015–2016; 2019–2020), Let's Talk About Sex (2017–present), and Frenemies (2020–2021) with Ethan Klein of h3h3Productions.

Paytas's other endeavors include authoring several self-published books, modeling for lingerie and fetish photoshoots, guest appearances in various films and television shows, and their own perfume, eponymously titled Trish.

Coming out[edit | edit source]

In March 2021, Trisha announced on Twitter that they are nonbinary[4], stating that they had been "confused of their identity for 20+ years".[5] Previously, Trisha had come out as a transgender man using she/her pronouns, but now uses they/them.[4]

Trisha is also openly pansexual.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 @trishapaytas (May 3, 2021). "I'm non binary and under that umbrella falls gender fluid. Moses will refer to me as he/him when i present as male that day and that's so rad. My family sees me as daughter/ sister so they'll say she/her - but overall they/them feels like me" – via Twitter.
  2. @trishapaytas (May 3, 2021). "I only see myself as a person , they/them. I have no gender however I am fluid with the way I present myself. Sadboy2005 was a way to make music as he/him and it feels great. She/her makes appearances in all sadboy2005 videos :)" – via Twitter.
  3. "Veteran Vlogger Trisha Paytas To Perform Greatest Hits On 14-City 'Heartbreak Tour'". Tubefilter. June 12, 2019. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Duribe, Jasmin (April 12, 2021). "Trisha Paytas now uses they/them pronouns after coming out as non-binary". PopBuzz. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
  5. @trishapaytas (March 31, 2021). "Imagine mocking a non-binary person who was confused of their identity for 20+ years. Ur a piece of shit to try to spin my disgust for u as a trash human into a general trans hate spin. Ur disgusting" – via Twitter.
  6. "Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 from your favorite non binary pansexual drag queen ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜". June 1, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
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