Social media has leveled the playing field for stardom. Anyone with a smartphone and a strong will can find themselves with millions of followers, effectively turning their presence and content into a full-fledged business. But a following of millions often comes with a price — like lemon juice in your eyes.
Supreme Patty, a 20-year-old who hails from Daytona, Florida, boasts more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram and can best be described as a modern day version of Johnny Knoxville from MTV's Jackass. His feed is filled with stunts and skits, most of which put himself in a compromising situations — like squeezing lime juice into his eyes and going snowboarding. That one landed him in the hospital.
He's also pretty well known for putting random stuff inside of his bong. In August, Patty filled one up with some Slurpee at a 7-Eleven. Patty rips the bong inside the store, then drinks some of the colored sugar ice before running out seemingly without paying. He later smashed the bong.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Patty made a joint using tortillas. He's also smoke weed using a Bugle chip through his nose, was allegedly arrested in Los Angeles last year for inciting a riot, and smoked a bong using hot wing sauce. Yes, after he was done smoking with the hot sauce, he poured it on a chicken wing and ate it.
You get the point — Patty is using the model a lot of social media stars follow to gain a following: Do ridiculous, often obnoxious things, film it, and post it to social media. And with each video it seems like he gets more and more extreme. Patty started out eating hot dogs really fast. Now he's getting the Supreme logo tattooed on the inside of his lower lip and smoking weed out of gas cans just a few feet from a pump station.
It should also be noted that some of Patty's antics are obviously staged. It sort of reminds me of the scripted stunts that used to come out of Vine, but just longer and a little more brutal.
It's easy to hate on an attention-seeker like Supreme Patty, but there is a side to him that can be quite endearing. Patty's not the swaggering type you often find among other Instafamous stars and YouTubers. He'll show himself in vulnerable situations, like going to the doctor for acne treatment. And in what may be the weirdest display of self-deprecation Patty has dubbed himself "the CEO of the Lil Dick Gang."
Bragging about having a small penis is not what you'd expect from someone trying to "make it." But Patty does things his own way. And he sort of manages to mock the way everyone else is doing things in the process.
It's easy to compare Supreme Patty to other social media stars like Jake or Logan Paul. They all rap, sell merch, produce short form video, have a young following, and pull pranks. But Patty is weirder, a bit more extreme, and pushes the limits way more aggressively than most of the stars on YouTube. He's that annoying kid from high school that was always acting up and getting in trouble, except he's 20 and he has an audience of 2.5 million people on Instagram.
Love him or hate him Supreme Patty has made a name for himself in a short amount of time, and there's no sign of him slowing down.
Mashable attempted to speak with Patty, but after setting up an interview he ignored our calls. ?