Trisha Paytas: Bio, Career, Relationships, Net worth & more

Who is Trisha Paytas?

Trisha Paytas is a popular YouTuber posting lifestyle vlogs, music videos, and mukbangs. With over 5.15 million subscribers and 1 billion lifetime views, Trisha Paytas was the co-host of Frenemies with fellow YouTuber Ethan Klein.

Likewise, Trisha Paytas has also released several songs and appeared in many television shows and films.

Trisha Paytas Biography
Trisha Paytas Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameTrisha Paytas
BirthdayMay 8, 1988
Age34 years old
Sun signTaurus
TraitsPositive: Loyal, affectionate, and hardworking
Negative: Jealous, stubborn, and possessive
BirthplaceRiverside, California, U.S.A.
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height1.63 m 
Eyes ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
ParentsFrank Paytas (father)
Lena Paytas (mother)
SiblingsNick Paytas
Kalli Metz
Marital statusMarried
SpouseMoses Harmon
ProfessionYouTuber, social media personality, singer, actress, and entrepreneur
Net WorthUSD 10 million
Social mediaYouTube

Early Life and Childhood

Trisha Paytas was born on May 8, 1988, in Riverside, California, U.S.A. Her mother’s name is Lenna Paytas, and her father is Frank Paytas.

Young Trish with her mother
Young Trisha Paytas with her mother

Trisha’s parents separated when she was young. Although she lived with her mother in Illinois in her childhood, she relocated to California at age 15 to live with her father, Frank.

However, she returned to Illinois to live with her mom one year later. She attended a Catholic online school program while she lived with her father. In Illinois, she studied at a local high school located in Pecatonica. Regarding siblings, Trisha Paytas has an older brother and a younger half-sister.

Trisha Paytas Career

Early Career

After finishing her high school education, Trisha Paytas relocated to Los Angeles to become an actress. Initially, she landed gigs as a professional lingerie model.

She also worked as a stripper and an escort as she struggled financially. Trisha made appearances on several television shows as she attempted to break the fastest-talker record on Guinness World Records Unleashed. However, she failed.

Trisha eventually appeared on The Greg Behrendt Show and in Who Wants to Be a Superhero? 2007 was the turning point for Trisha since she opened her YouTube channel that year. Originally her channel was dedicated to her idol and movie director Quentin Tarantino.

However, soon after creating her channel, she began posting other types of videos. For example, she started uploading fashion, beauty, and relationship advice videos.

Clip of Trisha Paytas YouTube videos from her early days
Clip of Trisha Paytas YouTube videos from her early days

She was also featured in an episode of My Strange Addiction in 2010. She admitted in the episode that she had a tanning addiction.

Trisha also appeared in music videos by singers such as Eminem, Amy Winehouse, and The All-American Rejects. She was also a background dancer for M.I.A. and part of a Guns N’ Roses tour video.

2013 to Present Career

In 2013, Paytas started uploading trolling videos to gain more attention and views. In the videos, Trisha would “dumb me down.”

She posted videos where she claimed that dogs were brainless and that she was voting for the 2012 Republican U.S. President, Mitt Romney. Her mukbang sessions and eating challenges, which she started posting in 2014, became very popular.

The same year, Trisha and her mother participated in the television game show Celebrity Name Game. A year later, Trisha released the video for her song, “Fat Chicks.” The video was featured on several popular websites, including Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, and Business Insider.

In 2016, Paytas’ E.P. Daddy Issues landed on the Billboard Top Heatseekers albums chart making its debut at number 25. She participated in Celebrity Big Brother 20 in 2017 but left the show after only 11 days.

Trisha did a cover of the song “Shallow,” where she sang both Lady Gaga’s and Bradley Cooper’s parts in 2019. The same year, she headlined her tour, The Heartbreak Tour, in an attempt to promote her music.

She also made a brief screen appearance in an episode of Modern Family’s third season as “Plastic Surgery Girl.” In 2017, she released a song titled “I Love You, Jesus.”

Paytas and fellow YouTuber Ethan Klein started their joint YouTube podcast, Frenemies, in September 2020. Paytas left Frenemies in June 2021, after which the show ended. She started her OnlyFans account in 2021.

Trisha Paytas Controversies

Trisha Paytas, often considered one of YouTube’s most controversial stars, has had her fair share of scandals over the years. In 2012, Trisha released a music video acting as a Japanese pop star named Trisha. However, after receiving backlash, the video was removed.

After her time as a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 20, Trisha made shocking revelations about the show and her housemates. She claimed her time on her performance was the “worst experience” of her life and called her housemates “fake.” She also made accusations of drug use in the house.

In 2017, Paytas uploaded a video called “I’m no longer a person,” claiming that she “no longer has an identity.” Trisha said in the video that she is “stepping back from a persona, from a person that is Trish.”

After breaking up with Sean van der Wilt in 2016, Trisha uploaded a viral YouTube video titled “I’m a chicken nugget.” Although she received criticism for the video, she defended herself, saying,

“I don’t think I should be considered crazy for identifying as such.”

Trisha Paytas and Sean van der Wilt from their playground music video
Trisha Paytas and Sean van der Wilt from their playground music video

Following her breakup with Jason Nash, Trisha made several accusations against the Vlog Squad. First, she claimed that her split with Nash was caused by David Dobrik, who she compared to Ted Bundy.

Likewise, she claimed that Jeff Wittek ignored her in a Starbucks and that Brandon Calvillo was in a relationship with an underage girl. Making an appearance on Logan Paul’s “Impulsive” podcast, Trisha launched attacks on PewDiePie and said,

“PewDiePie, f— all the way off. You’re disgusting, your humor sucks, and you should stop playing video games. F— PewDiePie, I hate him.”

Coming out online as a trans man in October 2019, Trisha Paytas claimed she did not want to change her pronouns. After receiving backlash for this, Paytas later revealed in a March 2021 interview that she “didn’t have the vocabulary to describe it at the time.”

Making an appearance on an episode of “The Doctors,” she said,

“I’ve dated gay men, and this is what offended people in my video. When I date gay men, a lot of gay men think I’m not man enough because I don’t have a penis.”

So in April 2021, she updated her pronouns to she/they.

Apart from this, Trisha has also feuded in the past with YouTuber Gabbie Hanna. She claimed that Hannah harassed her by telling Trisha Paytas’ then-boyfriend Jason Nash that Paytas had herpes.

Trisha Paytas Photo
Trisha Paytas Photo

Defending herself, Hannah tweeted,

“It wasn’t my business to know if Trisha had herpes; I have no reason for her to tell me. It WAS my business to warn a friend that he might be at risk. Know what I mean? Asking her would be gossip. Telling him to be safe and find out is caring for his health.

Paytas, who has dealt with substance abuse and mental health problems in the past, was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder. She claimed to have Dissociative identity disorder in a video titled “MEET MY ALTERS” and received backlash for using offensive terms. Many people slammed Paytas for spreading misinformation and faking her Dissociative identity disorder.

Relationships and Dating History

Trisha dated Michael Anthony Hall from 2008 to 2013. Following their split, Trisha dated Roger Bart from 2013 to 2015.

After breaking up with Bart in 2015, Trisha started a relationship with musician Sean van der Wilt. The couple dropped a single called “Playground” and filmed a YouTube video titled “Showering with my Boyfriend!”.

After their breakup in 2016, Trisha had a very public meltdown in a YouTube video released in December 2016 titled “he cheated. I’m done.” She later revealed that van der Wilt was gay and that he had kissed another man in a club.

From 2017 to 2019, Paytas was in a relationship with fellow American YouTuber Jason Nash. The couple broke up via FaceTime, after which Trisha claimed that she accidentally mixed alcohol with pills, landing her in the emergency room.

She began dating Moses Hacmon in 2020. Hacmon is an Israeli artist. After getting engaged in 2020, Hacmon and Paytas exchanged wedding vows in 2021.

Trisha Paytas with her husband, Moses Hacmon
Trisha Paytas with her husband, Moses Hacmon

Paytas revealed in a YouTube video released in February 2022 that she was pregnant.

Earlier, Trisha had revealed that her doctors had informed her that she would not be able to conceive a child naturally. In April 2022, Paytas said she had a pregnancy scare after falling down the stairs. However, she updated fans that her baby was okay.

Trisha Paytas Net Worth

As of 2022, Trisha Paytas has a net worth of approximately USD 10 million. She has accumulated an impressive net worth due to her career as a YouTuber, social media personality, actress, singer, and entrepreneur.

Social Media

Trisha Paytas Instagram

Trisha Paytas has over 640k followers on her Instagram account, registered under the username “trishapaytasbackup.” The controversial YouTuber shares maternity photos on her Instagram.

Sharing a photo of her husband cradling her growing baby bump, Trisha captioned the photo,

“9 months pregnant!! (36 weeks) HOME STRETCH ⚾️✨so blessed to have gotten to experience pregnancy✨but so ready for motherhood now 🌷”

Trish and her husband, Moses Hacmon cradling her baby bump
Trish and her husband, Moses Hacmon, cradling her baby bump


With over 821.2k followers on Twitter, Trisha Paytas often posts controversial tweets and often engages in online feuds on her Twitter account.

Trisha Paytas TikTok

Trisha Paytas also has a TikTok account. Registered under the username “trishlikefish88“, the content creator has surpassed 7 million followers on the social media platform.

Recently, she created controversy on TikTok, posting a semi-nude video of herself singing along to a song from “Beetlejuice.” After the video was taken down, Paytas apologized on her YouTube channel and clarified,

“There were two buttons that weren’t buttoned down there. So it wasn’t explicit.”

Trisha Paytas YouTube

Trisha Paytas’s first YouTube Video uploaded 15 years ago. Since then, she has been active as a YouTuber.

With 5 million subscribers on her main Channel, she also has her family channel Paytas-Hacmon Family Channel with 1.5M subscribers.

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