Trisha Paytas, a YouTube star who has generated controversy for more than a decade as a vlogger, announced the birth of her daughter on Thursday.
“She has arrived,” Paytas wrote in an Instagram post, adding a heart emoji in the caption. “She Meets our daughter, Malibu Barbie Paytas-Hacmon.”
The post features a photo of Paytas in a hospital bed with Malibu Barbie, who was born on Wednesday. The two wear matching strawberry-themed pajamas. In another photo, Paytas is seen holding the baby, alongside her husband Moses Hacmon.
He also uploaded a short TikTok video, calling September 14 the “Best Day Ever.”
The online personality, who did not immediately respond to requests for comment, began her career as an aspiring actress in Hollywood but found her calling in vlogging. She has gone viral for making offensive and outrageous statements, with YouTube videos like “Trisha Paytas saying the N-word and being racist for a minute straight” garnering millions of views.
He had a resurgence in popularity while co-hosting the Frenemies podcast with fellow YouTuber and brother-in-law Ethan Klein, until the two had a falling out in June 2021.
In recent months, as she prepared to welcome her daughter, Payats has posted more videos documenting married life as well as her pregnancy. She has become the target of a coordinated harassment campaign whose participants are organizing on Reddit.
Last week, Paytas trended online after a viral meme joked about how the late Queen Elizabeth II would be reincarnated as Paytas’s daughter.
Paytas addressed the meme in an Instagram post, also noting that she had not yet given birth at the time.
“Sorry for the royal family and my baby,” she wrote. “It felt weird to say anything. But a lot of real-life people we know had been texting and calling about it. Including my dad, who felt out of the loop like I didn’t text him when I was I still don’t know what to say. Other than: I’m still pregnant. And when I give birth, we’ll announce it. My condolences to the royal family. It’s very disheartening to hear of the Queen’s passing.”
On Thursday, after she made the baby announcement, “Malibu Barbie” started trending on Twitter.
Some social media users congratulated Paytas, while others commented on the name choice. There were also those who revived the reincarnated meme of Queen Elizabeth II.
“Honestly crying over you guys, congratulations to both of you!” DJ Zach Sang wrote in Paytas’s Instagram post.
future queen of pop!!!” one person answered to Paytas’s tweet.
“trisha paytas didn’t just name her daughter malibu barbie” one person tweeted.
“To be fair to Trisha, Malibu Barbie is the most Trisha Paytas name she could think of,” another Twitter user. wrote. “I wouldn’t have it any other way, precisely on the mark.”
Kat Tenbarge contributed.