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Tana Mongeau faces backlash over “cheap looking” perfume bottle

Published: 27/Jan/2020 19:52

by Meg Bethany Koepp


YouTube-turned-MTV starlet Tana Mongeau has received backlash over her new perfume ‘TANA by Tana,’ with some fans upset over the shape of the bottle.

On January 25, the 21-year-old surprised her fanbase with the announcement that she’d created her own perfume, and even starred in a hilarious commercial to market the product.

While many rallied to order the new scent, some of her supporters were unhappy over the reveal because of one feature in particular – the bottle.

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TANA by Tana. MY FIRST PERFUME!!!! As much as I know you’d expect it to smell like backwoods and sex- I’ve curated my perfect scent.. it will captivate you with the flirty top notes of Tahitian vanilla and a head turning base of vivid, sexy citrus. The heart having subtle notes of Argan oils will kiss your skin with it’s silky texture. Get ready to be drenched in luxury- with TANA by Tana. The feeling of obsessing over perfecting something for almost a year and finally letting it out into the world is like none other. I hope you love my baby as much as I do. I never in my WILDEST DREAMS thought watching Paris Hilton perfume commercials on my TV at 11 that I’d be able to be doing the same thing, with her help, at 21. All thanks to you. The biggest of thank yous to @jordanworona @parishilton @huntermoreno @nickgalarza @jennaawolf and everyone else who played a role in making this DREAM a reality. NOW IF YOU WANNA SMELL LIKE ME, (in a good way of course), or need to get laid, or get that job, or get someone back, or need a Valentine’s Day gift for your main bitch/side bitch/single self, go to tanabytana.com or click the link in my bio and get your sugar daddy’s/parents/boss bitch cards ready!!!!!!! AAAAHHHH!!!! TANA BY TANA!!!!!!

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Tana Mongeau’s new perfume

The Nevada-born star’s product is said to “captivate you with the flirty top notes of Tahitian vanilla and a head-turning base of vivid, sexy citrus” and “kiss your skin with it’s silky texture” – as detailed in an Instagram post by the internet personality.

Its glass container – a skull-shaped moment – holds 60 ml/2 fl oz, and the scent is priced on her website for $48 plus shipping and handling.

Some fans aren’t too pleased with the bottle though, with YouTuber Damon Fizzy finding a very similar product on a Chinese website for $0.30. “I can get this perfume bottle from China for 30 cents,” he said, and later followed it up with, “I have no issues with Tana and find her entertaining. I just thought she’d at least brand the product.”

He wasn’t the only one to point out the similarities though, others compared it to something that could be bought from US retail chain Hot Topic. The beauty brand ‘Blackheart’ has famously collaborated with the clothing store in the past to bring out rollerball perfumes in a glass skull.

“Why does Tana by Tana bottle look so cheap. Still gonna buy it [though],” one fan tweeted. I live for tana but sis is [about to] catch a lawsuit from hot topic,” another said, comparing the two side-by-side.

“All that money and the best Tana Mongeau could do was rip off a 5 dollar hot topic perfume bottle and call it “tana by tana”,” another person posted. “The creative bankruptcy of big name youtubers never ceases to amaze me.”

Despite the criticism of the bottle, other supporters were quick to rally behind the YouTuber and back up her new perfume product – including celebrities and other influencers.

“Get me some f**king tana by tana,” Logan Paul tweeted, clearly excited by his former sister-in-law’s venture.

Over on Instagram, congratulations for the MTV star poured in, with reality TV actor and singer Paris Hilton commenting, “Love you sis! So proud of you!” 

Ex-husband Jake Paul also chimed in with “queen snapped” and rapper ModSun posted a simple “Proud of u.”

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Friends and celebrities offered messages of congratulations for Tana.

When announcing the perfume, Tana revealed that she’d spent the best part of a year designing the scent and working on the bottle – meaning that maybe it’s more of a coincidence than meets the eye.

Glass skull bottles have been around for years (think Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka) so it’s no surprise to many that it’s had an influence on future products.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”