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Tana Mongeau
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Mongeau in 2019
Personal information
BornTana Marie Mongeau
(1998-06-24) June 24, 1998 (age 21)[1]
OccupationInternet personality, musician, model
YouTube information
Years active2015–present
Subscribers4.9 million
(August 28, 2019)
Total views692.6 million
(August 28, 2019)
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2015
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2016
Updated July 18, 2019

Tana Marie Mongeau (/ˌtænə ˈmʒ/ TANMOH-zhoh;[3][4] born June 24, 1998)[1] is an American Internet personality, musician, and model. Mongeau is known for her "storytime" videos and similar comedy videos.

Early life

Mongeau was born on June 24, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was also raised.[2][5]


Mongeau's most famous videos are her "storytime" videos.[6] On February 10, 2017, Mongeau posted on her Snapchat that she was being investigated by the FBI after someone hacked into her emails and “sent a bombing and shooting threat to McCarran International Airport”.[7]

On January 24, 2017, Mongeau posted a video titled "The N Word" which has received over 7 million views. In the video, Mongeau describes an encounter where a person on her tour (later revealed to be YouTuber iDubbbz) told her "say nigger", in response to a tweet posted by Mongeau to iDubbbz, telling him to kill himself for his comedic use of "nigger" in his YouTube videos.[6] iDubbbz in turn made a video outlining her hypocrisy, pointing out examples where she had previously and publicly used the word hatefully. On February 17, 2017, Mongeau posted a video titled "An apology" in response to the iDubbbz drama which has received over 3 million views.[6][8]

Mongeau's debut single, "Hefner", was released in November 2017.[9] The music video featured Bella Thorne.[10] That same month, Mongeau was featured on an episode of Maury.[11] Mongeau collaborated with Lil Phag and Dr. Woke on a song titled "Deadahh" that was released on December 15, 2017. She released her second solo single, "W", on March 1, 2018. Her third solo single, "F**k Up", was released on August 31, 2018.

Mongeau announced on May 26, 2018, that she would be hosting her own convention, titled TanaCon, at the same time and in the same city as Vidcon 2018, from June 22–23.[12] Mongeau intended TanaCon to be an alternative to VidCon after the VidCon 2017 organizers failed to give Mongeau the rights at the convention of a "featured creator". TanaCon took place in Anaheim, California, at the Anaheim Marriott Suites, on June 22, 2018, and was cancelled the same day. Over 80 creators were set to hold panels at the event including Bella Thorne, Shane Dawson, Casey Neistat, Miranda Sings, Ricky Dillon, Elijah Daniel, Jenn McAllister, Gabbie Hanna, Trevor Moran, Lisa Schwartz and Jack Baran. Despite Mongeau's claims that 20,000 people tried to attend the convention,[13] 4,000 to 5,000 people attended at most and the Marriott was not capable of holding even that many people.[14] Those who attended or lined up to attend complained of lack of food and water and standing for hours in the sun. It was reported that many people were sunburned and that some people passed out because of the heat.[13] The event had received much attention and criticism. The Verge said that fans were comparing it to Fyre Fest, and attendees were yelling "refund" after the event.[15] Dawson said that agreeing to appear at TanaCon was the "worst decision [he] ever made".[16] Mongeau later apologized and said that refunds would be issued.[17] Dawson later released a 3-part documentary style series of YouTube videos that shared Mongeau and other people involved in the convention's perspectives on the event.

It was announced on April 29, 2019, that Mongeau will be starring on her own MTV reality series titled Tana Turns 21 premiering Summer 2019.[18] Mongeau's fourth solo single, "FaceTime", was released on May 18, 2019, alongside its music video.[19]

In May 2019, VidCon said that Mongeau would be a "Featured Creator" at the convention. VidCon co-founder Hank Green had said in 2018 that he had "100% screwed up" in not inviting Mongeau to VidCon 2017 as a "Featured Creator".[20]

Personal life

Mongeau was in a relationship with Bella Thorne from the summer of 2017 to February 2019.[21][22] She dated Brad Sousa from February to April 2019,[23] and afterwards began dating Jake Paul.[24] She announced on June 24, 2019, that she and Paul were engaged.[25] The couple later wed on July 28, 2019 in a ceremony at the Graffiti Mansion in Las Vegas.[26] Later she admitted that her wedding to Jake Paul was not legal, but that she does genuinely love Jake Paul. Although she has changed her Twitter display name to Tana Paul, her legal name is still Tana Mongeau.[27] Prior to these relationships, she dated rapper Lil Xan.[28]



As lead artist

Title Year Album
"Hefner" 2017 TBA
(with Lil Phag and Dr. Woke)
God Hates Lil Phag
"W" 2018 TBA
"Fuck Up"
"FaceTime" 2019

As featured artist

Title Year Album
"Clout 9"
(Lil Phag featuring Bella Thorne, Tana Mongeau, and Dr. Woke)
2018 God Hates Lil Phag

Guest appearances

Title[A] Year Album
"Four Loko"
(Lil Phag featuring Tana Mongeau and Dr. Woke)
2018 God Hates Lil Phag


  1. ^ a b Mongeau, Tana [@tanamongeau] (June 24, 2016). "ITS MY BIRTHDAY BITCHESSSSSS" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Keiles, Jamie Lauren (January 30, 2017). "Step Inside the YouTube-Fueled, Teenaged Extravaganza That Is Beautycon". Wired. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Mongeau, Tana [@tanamongeau] (November 9, 2015). "[It's pronounced] mojo! but the "j" sound in mojo sounds like the "s" sound in measure or pleasure if that makes sense" (Tweet). Retrieved July 1, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ brenden (August 3, 2017). tana mongeau saying "hi guys it's tana mongeau" for 1 minute straight. YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Quinn, Dave (September 26, 2017). "Bella Thorne and YouTube Star Tana Mongeau Make Out in a Series of Snaps: 'Who's Shook?'". People. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Hathaway, Jay (February 8, 2017). "The Week's Hottest Meme Comes From a Racist Beef Between YouTube Personalities". The Daily Dot. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  7. ^ "Tana Mongeau Is "Being Investigated By FBI" After Alleged Email Hack". We The Unicorns. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Kircher, Madison Malone (February 9, 2017). "Vegan YouTube Drama Erupts (Again!) Over N-Word Video". New York. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "@tanamongeau on Instagram: "aaaaand HERE'S THE COVER FOR HEFNER.... HOLY FUCK? comes out in three days on Monday on my YouTube channel, Apple Music, & Spotify... ur…"". Instagram. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bella Thorne And Tana Mongeau Music Video". Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Elijah & Christine's Latest Stunt Is An Uproarious Appearance On 'Maury' Show". Tubefilter. November 15, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Tana Mongeau announces TanaCon". Twitter. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "VidCon alternative TanaCon reportedly shut down after 20,000 fans show up". Polygon. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  14. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (June 27, 2018). "This event is being called the Fyre Festival of YouTube conventions". The Independent. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "YouTuber's anti-VidCon convention TanaCon was such a disaster that fans are comparing it to Fyre Fest". The Verge. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "YouTuber Shane Dawson calls disastrous TanaCon the 'worst decision ever'". Polygon. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "YouTuber apologises for conference chaos". BBC News. June 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Viacom Digital Studios Slate Features Tana Mongeau, Eva Gutowski, SpongeBob – NewFronts". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  19. ^ STAR, MTV REALITY (May 13, 2019). "MY NEW SONG 'Facetime' and the music video for it drops THIS SATURDAY AT 12 PM PST I promise you, you are not ready. This is a side of me you've absolutely never seen before. Prepare to be shocked". @tanamongeau. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  20. ^ Alexander, Julia (May 20, 2019). "'TanaCon' creator Tana Mongeau is heading to VidCon one year after retaliating against it". The Verge. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  21. ^ Brow, Jason (October 18, 2018). "Bella Thorne Admits She's Dating Both Mod Sun & Tana Mongeau In Tell-All New Interview". Hollywood Life. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  22. ^ "Bella Thorne Twitter". February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  23. ^ "Tana Mongeau on Twitter: "like i've never been so obsessed w someone like i am Brad i literally miss him when i sleep or shower or pee ......................... we legit spend every waking second together and i love every second how ........... my heart ........"". Twitter. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  24. ^ "Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau are YouTube's hottest power couple". The Daily Dot. May 1, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  25. ^ Strapagiel, Lauren (June 24, 2019). "Why People Don't Believe Anything Influencers Do Anymore". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  26. ^ McNeal, Stephanie (July 29, 2019). "I Went To Jake Paul And Tana Mongeau's Wedding And It Was Really Fucking Weird". Buzzfeed New.
  27. ^ Sung, Morgan. "Tana Mongeau admits her marriage to Jake Paul isn't legal". Mashable. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  28. ^ STAR, MTV REALITY (May 14, 2019). "the time Lil Xan cheated on me + why Noah Cyrus HATES me: STORYTIME". @tanamongeau. Retrieved May 14, 2019.


  1. ^ List of non-single guest appearances.

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