Payton Yeager is an American social media celebrity who grew popular with the rise of the YouTube channel ‘Shot of the Yeagers’. The family-oriented channel was created by her parents, Steve and Jamie Yeager in 2015, when Payton was just five years old. After recognizing the power of social media to spread joy, Payton’s parents decided to chronicle their life as a family and include vlogs from their everyday life. While the first few months on YouTube were hard, their vlogs eventually became popular and the subscriber count grew by the day. The videos started coming in consistently and their content, which ranged from challenges to making music videos, was loved by their subscribers. Apart from the main family channel, Payton is also part of the ‘Just 4 Girls’ channel along with her sisters. This offshoot focuses on the four girls and their adventures. Payton, as the third sibling, is loved by all, and her naughty charms have ensured she has a huge fan following, like her other siblings. Their main channel currently boasts over 3.6 million subscribers with almost 2 billion views across their videos. Payton’s fame as a social media celebrity is only set to increase in the coming few years.
Rise to Fame
Payton Yeager, the third sibling among the six children of the Yeager family, made her name through her family’s channel titled ‘Shot of the Yeagers’ (SOTY). The name was a wordplay referring to the liqueur Jägermeister, which is usually served as shots. The family decided to call themselves ‘Shots of the Yeagers’ as their church forbids them from alcohol intake and they decided this was a fun title. Her parents decided to create the channel on August 9, 2015, when Payton was just five years old.
Their first video involved Payton’s parents filming them waking up and going through the day and was titled ‘Putting Kids to Work.’ The video currently has over 200,000 views. They started posting consistently over the next few months and ensured diversity in topics to attract a wide audience. Despite a slow start, the channel soon picked up and witnessed subscribers in thousands. Today, they post a wide variety of content, including pranks, skits, adventures, challenges, and other popular YouTube themes. The most popular videos from Payton’s family’s channel include ‘THE GRINCH Stole Our CHRISTMAS!’ with over 30 million views, ‘LAVA MONSTER AT A PARK!!!’ with over 25 million views, and ‘SARDINES IN AN EMPTY HOUSE! | NEW HOUSE HIDE AND SEEK’ with 21 million views. The channel’s popularity continues to be on the rise and Payton’s cheerful, yet naughty charm adds to the whole vibe. The SOTY channel currently has over 3.6 million subscribers with over 1.9 billion views across their videos.
Apart from the main channel, Payton Yeager is also part of the family’s offshoot channel called the ‘Just 4 Girls’, which was created in August 2018. This channel involves the four sisters doing fun things such as taking up interesting challenges, baking, making music videos and skits, playing with slime, etc. The channel currently has over 200,000 subscribers across their videos. The most popular videos from ‘Just 4 Girls’ involving Payton include ‘GIRLS RULE THE WORLD! Music Video’ with 1.7 million views, ‘FAMOUS for 24 HOURS!’ with 1.6 million views, and ‘Throwing Darts at a Map and DOING Whatever it Lands On! Girls Only’ with 1.4 million views.
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Family & Personal Life
Payton Yeager was born on April 26, 2010, in The United States ,to Steve and Jamie Yeager. She has two older siblings, Stephen and Taylor, and three younger siblings, Parker, Blake, and Jordyn. She currently lives with her family in Utah and is a studying in school. Payton loves spending time with her family and enjoys painting, playing new games, and playing with slime. She also enjoys outdoor sports such as soccer and softball.
The Yeager family, which is quite religious, picked up the idea of creating a family channel after watching a video about the impact of social media at a Church of Latter Day Saints session.
Payton loves music and her favorite movie is ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.