Baker Rosanna Pansino is one of YouTube’s most recognizable faces, having transcended her fame on the platform with regular appearances on the Food Network and several successful baking product lines. But yesterday (Oct. 26) she stepped out of the kitchen into a different kind of spotlight to claim that fellow creator MrBeast had “lied and edited [her] out of the top 3” in his video “Extreme $1,000,000 Hide And Seek.”
The YouTube video documents a large-scale hide-and-seek game among top creators played in California’s SoFi Stadium. In posts on Instagram and on X, Pansino alleges she placed third in the competition while magician Zach King and gamer Quackity came in first and second, respectively.
But the final video posted to MrBeast’s Youtube channel depicts King and creators Larray and Logan Paul in the top three spots.
Pansino’s post describes the exact timing of the game, noting that she remembers when Logan Paul was found because “I couldn’t believe I outlasted him. He is a fierce competitor… I was proud of what I had achieved.” The editing choice “was extra upsetting because I genuinely believed him when he said that his videos are ‘authentic and real,'” Pansino added. “I was shocked, disappointed, and felt hurt.”
MrBeast, the online pseudonym of Jimmy Donaldson, is the world’s most subscribed YouTuber, with 205 million followers. The video in question, “Extreme $1,000,000 Hide And Seek,” currently has more than 97 million views.
After sharing her first posts on Instagram and X, Pansino followed up with an X post thanking people for their support. “In the hours since posting my story I have received at least 3 other messages from female creators who have had similar experiences with Mr Beast [sic] and those around him,” she wrote. “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.”
Elizabeth de Luna