In a new episode of Trisha Paytas’ Just Trish podcast, YouTuber Rosanna Pansino opened up about her experience filming MrBeast’s video “Extreme $1 Million Hide and Seek.”
Throughout the game, influencers like Logan Paul and Larray played the game around the entirety of SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California for a cash prize that would be donated to charity.
However, Pansino claimed while filming the 24-hour challenge back in 2021, she placed third in the competition. Zach King took home the $1 million prize and Quackity took home second place.
In the final edit, MrBeast allegedly edited the cut to make it seem that Larray, Logan Paul, and Kind were the last few people standing.
“They edited me out like midway through the video,” Pansino told Paytas on the podcast. “The thing that I didn’t understand and I’m still confused today and it hurt my feelings is, like, when MrBeast talks about these ‘Creator Games’ challenges, he said, ‘It’s all in good fun,’ ‘audience, don’t take it too serious, all of the money that’s won is donated. You know, it’s given away, so we can just have some fun with it.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s really cool.'”
“When it aired, when the video came out, my friends were like, ‘What happened?'” she continued.
“They had me get eliminated like somewhere in the middle and I was really proud of myself, because I’m not mean and competitive, I just go out there and do my best, and I actually beat a lot of other creators — a lot of male creators — who are super competitive, very talented, like these are big creators.”
Since then, Pansino released several statements about the video to social media on Thursday following the podcast episode.
In one post, Pansino writes, “I was scared to tell my story for a long time because of how much hate others have gotten in the past for speaking up about their own experiences.”
As of now, the video from 2021 also has nearly 100 million views.
“In the hours since posting my story I have received at least three other messages from female creators who have had similar experiences with MrBeast and those around him,” she added. “That will be their story to tell if they choose to, but it is making me realize that I’m not as alone as I once thought I was.”
Additionally, Pansino shared a resurfaced video from Quackity, in which he expresses similar confusion about being edited out of the same video.
— Rosanna Pansino (@RosannaPansino) October 27, 2023
In another X post, Pansino wrote about being upset that MrBeast called his videos “authentic and real.”
“When the video was released I was shocked, disappointed and felt hurt. MrBeast… had edited the video to make me look like I performed worse than I did,” she wrote. “This was extra upsetting because I genuinely believed him when he said that his videos are ‘authentic and real.'”
“I have been allowing others to treat me poorly in private for many years and I’m fed up,” Pansino concluded. “I am going to start standing up for myself and finding my voice.”
MrBeast has not responded to the claims made about the video as of this time.