Born In: Mazatlan, Mexico
Mont Pantoja is a Mexican social media star and musical artist who originally gained popularity on TikTok for her dance and lip-sync videos. She has more than 32 million fans on TikTok with 1.7 billion views on her videos. She is also an Instagram influencer with 11.3 million followers and promotes Fashion Nova products as its brand ambassador. She has an eponymous personal YouTube channel with 2.7 million subscribers on which she posts vlogs, Q&A videos, challenges, shopping hauls and other fun content. She later created an official artist channel called Mont to share her songs. She has already launched a number of singles like Maviri, Uy K Raro, Las Gatas and f**k U (La Devolucion). She is among 50 most followed people on TikTok and has been included on the Mansión Reggaetón playlist on Spotify.
Also Known As: Paola Montserrat Pantoja Lizárraga
Born Country: Mexico
Mont Pantoja joined TikTok back in September 2018, but initially her channel grew slowly. She gained exposure on social media after collaborating with her already famous cousin, YouTuber Juan De Dios Pantoja. The two appeared together in several videos on TikTok and he invited her to feature on a video in his channel in which they guessed what was hidden in a box. She still stayed primarily focused on TikTok, on which she gradually amassed millions of followers by sharing videos showcasing her dancing skills.
Following repeated requests by her growing fan base, she branched out to YouTube and Instagram in early 2020. In her first YouTube video, titled MI PRIMER VIDEO, uploaded on March 29, 2020, she revealed that she finally felt comfortable enough to be on the platform and promised her fans to put forward her best content. Around the same time, she began posting fashionable snaps of herself on Instagram. In January 2021, she shifted focus towards creating music and launched another YouTube channel, Mont, to host her singles.
In July 2020, Mont Pantoja teamed up with Rod Contreras, Edwin Mendoza, Ingratax, and Domelipa – other popular TikTokers from Mexico – to form the collaborative group, CheliHouse. The group quickly gained popularity for its viral dances, lip-syncs and challenge videos, but was also embroiled in controversies as tension rose among its members due to romantic involvements. A rivalry formed between Mont and Domelipa as rumors of a love triangle involving Rod spread among fans. Interestingly, Domelipa had previously expressed her displeasure with Mont publicly. The group eventually split around two couples, one with Domelipa and Rod, and another with Mont and Edwin, who reportedly started a relationship after the former duo confirmed their affair. However, according to an October 2020 article by El Intra America News, the whole love triangle situation may have been staged. A girl named Ximena Pedraza, who claimed to be Edwin’s ex-girlfriend, revealed that their relationship broke down after the latter was invited into CheliHouse to pretend to be with Mont. She further claimed that the whole show was masterminded by Rod. Domelipa and Rod, both of whom had left the group after a falling out, and rejoined it in March 2021.
Mont Pantoja was born as Paola Montserrat Pantoja Lizárraga on February 17, 2002 in the “El Conchi” neighborhood of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico. Her grandparents owned a hamburger joint in the neighborhood, where she has also served occasionally in the past. She has often proclaimed her love for her birthplace, and even after becoming famous, has continued to frequently visit the neighborhood. In her first YouTube video in March 2020, she had mentioned that she was studying in third year of high school. She further mentioned taking dance classes and being in a jazz band. She mentioned in a Q&A video that her parents have always been very supportive of her. She is the cousin of popular YouTuber Juan De Dios Pantoja.
In her very first YouTube video in March 2020, Mont Pantoja, answering a fan question whether she had a boyfriend, mentioned that they should ask Rod Contreras, who was with her helping her with filming the video. In a later video from June that year, she expressed how glad she was to have Rod with her and revealed how the two had met long before they were on TikTok. The rumors of their affair grew as they joined CheliHouse the next month, but he later became involved with fellow group member Domelipa, apparently creating a love triangle. Mont also began a relationship with Edwin Mendoza, another member of the group with whom she made videos frequently and appeared to be close. However, Mont claimed in August 2020 that there was nothing between her and Edwin, even though she liked him. A month later, both of them posted loved-up pictures with each other on Instagram, and since then, they have not tried hiding their affair.
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