Trisha Paytas revealed on a YouNow livestream with The Vegan Cheetah that she used to be a feeder on YouTube. Trish says people in Dubai have given her up to $10,000 to eat a bucket of KFC chicken. Now, however, the popular mukbanger says she just eats on camera for YouTube views and is no longer paid directly. She does reveal that other YouTube stars have also been offered money to eat on camera, and some rising mukbang stars may be doing similar things, especially former vegans.
Trisha Paytas makes a living on YouTube via mukbangs of delicious foods, titillating story times about her past and present hookups and personal drama, sponsored try-ons, surprisingly catchy and well-produced pop songs, and her infamous “crying and/or drunk on the kitchen floor videos.” Her online persona appears to be a ramped up version of her real self. Part of what she’s doing is kind of hamming up to get maximum attention and reactions, but most of what she goes through seems to be patricianly real, just enhanced. Kind of like her surgically altered body. In the latest installment of a “kitchen floor” video Trisha drinks Bud Light out of a vintage champagne glass and laments the foils of falling in love with fictional characters. While she’s amping up the “train wreck” factor, as always, she’s also presenting something that’s relatable to many people.