- 1 Who is Catherine Paz?
- 2 Early life and Family
- 3 Career/Modeling and Actin
- 4 Career on YouTube
- 5 Other Social media accounts
- 6 Personal life
- 7 Entreprenurial endeavors
- 8 Scandals and Controversy
- 9 Getting Evicted
- 10 Catherine’s “1212 Gateway” Lawsuit
- 11 Physical stats and Hobbies
- 12 Would you like to know her net worth?
- 13 Briefly about Austin McBroom
Who is Catherine Paz?
Dolores Catherine Paz is a TV host, Instagram influencer, and model, who gained popularity through her YouTube channel entitled “The Ace Family”. She is also the better half of the former basketball player Austin McBroom who is an integral part of their YouTube channel. She was born under the Zodiac sign Virgo on 24 August 1990, in Montreal, Canada. Catherine is of mixed Panamanian-Canadian descent. As of 2021, she is 31 years old and holds both Canadian and American nationality. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
Early life and Family
There is not much information about her early life and family. Reportedly, she was raised by her mother as her parents divorced. Regarding her siblings, she has two brothers, Ryan and Josh. During her formative years, the whole family moved to Miami, Florida, before relocating to Los Angeles, California.
When it comes to her education qualification, she matriculated from a local high school in Montreal and enrolled at St. Louis University, but what she studied and whether she graduated is unknown. Growing up, she always displayed a knack for sports, especially volleyball, hockey and swimming, including when at college.
Career/Modeling and Actin
Catherine launched her modeling career at the age of 16, appearing in the prestigious Victoria Secret’s campaigns and shows, and later modeling for Azzelia Swimwear. Catherine also explored other avenues of the entertainment business, such as acting, and in 2016 she portrayed Victoria in the romanticce drama movie “Mondays Night at Seven”, and during the same year, appeared in the thriller film “Lilin’s Brood”. In 2017 she played Julia in the thriller movie “You Can’t Have It” opposite Matthew Pohlkamp and Arman Assante.
Reportedly, she was employed as a VIP manager for Arkadia Day Club in Miami. During this period, she started attracting a lot of views and fans to her social platforms with her content, arising as one of the popular influencers.
Career on YouTube
Austin McBroom and Catherine Paiz launched their YouTube channel in January 2016, which features pranks, challenges and video blogs such as “Clothes Swap Challenge (In Public)” and “Epic Car Accident Prank”. It didn’t take long for the channel to gain a wide audience who enjoyed their funny ideas, creativity, and reactions to numerous pranks and challenges. By 2018 their channel had amassed over four million subscribers and their views and fan base only continued to grow. Over time, they shifted their content to be more family-oriented, even though they’re still known to pull a prank or two on each other. Their channel currently counts 19 million subscribers with over four billion views.
Other Social media accounts
Regarding her dating history, she reportedly dated the famous basketball player Michael B. Jordan at some time. Catherine and Austin McBroom met in 2015 at a party, and a couple of months later, Austin messaged her and asked her out. They spent some time hanging out and getting to know each other, and then started a romantic relationship. On 28 May 2016, they welcomed a daughter they named Elle Lively McBroom, and the following year Austin proposed to Catherine in a very unique and romantic way. He took her skydiving, which she had always dreamt of doing, but they couldn’t do it together due to Austin’s fear of heights; then afterwards he took the opportunity to ask her to marry him, as documented in one of their most-viewed videos entitled “The Best Proposal of All Time (Jumping out of a plane”).
In 2018 they welcomed their second daughter named Alaia Maria McBroom. Even though they made several videos pertaining to their upcoming wedding, it seemed that it would never happen. Additionally, the situation took a weird turn of events when rumors of Austin’s infidelity surfaced. In 2019 one of the former members of Team 10 accused Austin of cheating, and at the same time, several videos of Austin appeared online in which he was drinking and dancing with several girls. Some Catherine’s fans sent her messages and tagged her in posts, telling her that Austin cheated on her with a girl, and made her sign a non-disclosure agreement. Austin denied the accusations and claimed he was faithful.
However, Catherine chose to stay above the fray, and in 2020 they revealed on their channel that Catherine was pregnant with a third child, posting on Instagram photos from her pregnancy photo shoot. On 20 June 2020, Catherine gave birth to their third child, a boy named Steel McBroom.
Regarding their wedding, they did actually walk down the aisle, just not in a way their fans expected them to do. They apparently married in 2018, in a private ceremony without cameras and a huge guest list, which they revealed in the video entitled “We Got Married (The Truth)”. In the video, Catherine said: ‘Out family was not there, it was only us. It was a personal private experience. We did it in our backyard. I wore flip-flops and a t-shirt.’ She also added that over the years they never denied they were married they just did not confirm it.
In December 2020, she combined her two passions – skin care and mysticism – and launched the skincare brand, “1212 Gateway”, which is also known as an “energy portal” at which your energy has a positive charge. During her formative years, Catherine suffered from several skin conditions, including acne, which prompted her to use her knowledge of skincare, accumulated over the years. The main goal behind the brand is to provide quality skincare products and make clients feel the glow on the inside and outside.
Scandals and Controversy
Over the years, the Ace family was involved in numerous scandals and controversies. They have been accused of overdramatizing their problems and situations for content and clout, scamming people, illicit behavior. Additionally, several YouTubers, including Ethan Klein, have talked about Austin McBroom and Catherine and discussed how they scam their fans, especially with fake giveaways and charities.
One of those situations occurred in 2018, when the couple organized a basketball event and announced that they would donate at least $100,000 to a charity, depending on the ticket sales. However, the event was quickly sold out, and the couple donated only $75,000, which angered many of their fans who claimed that they had made more money and just decided not to give it away. Allegedly, this sort of scam seems to be typical for the couple. They have held several luxury giveaways claiming they were giving Tesla cars to lucky winners, but somehow, the cars never made it to the winner, or they would give it to one of their friends.
In 2021, a document began floating around the internet claiming that the Ace family’s home, the mansion valued at $10 million was entering foreclosure, and they were about to lose their home. It also claimed that the couple owed over $8 million in unpaid mortgage fees. When the news became public, their fans and viewers were in shock, especially as the couple was known for portraying a luxurious and wealthy lifestyle; they reportedly own several expensive sports cars and two mansions. Following the leaking of the document they denied it, and accused people of being jealous and haters. Austin also posted on her Instagram account, saying: ‘Ain’t nobody getting evicted. Ain’t nobody moving. Stop believing everything you see the haters say on the internet. If we were moving, we would have informed the world and made a YouTube video.’
However, on 18 October 2021, a court hearing was held to sell their home with the starting bid at 9.7 million. This convinced many of their fans that their house was being auctioned, despite their denial.
Catherine’s “1212 Gateway” Lawsuit
Reportedly, Catherine’s “1212 Gateway” business partner, TBL Cosmetics, filed a lawsuit against Catherine for alleged “abandonment”. According to the documents presented by the media outlet SK Pop, Catherine tried to take over the company and block her partner from taking any profit when she realized how well the brand was doing. Additionally, the brand came under fire early this year, as many fans who had bought her product claimed that their products came with faulty packaging or having a burning sensation when applied. Catherine allegedly owns $20 million in punitive damages to TBL Cosmetics.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Catherine is 5ft 7ins tall (170cm), weighs is 127lbs (58kgs) with vital statistics of 34-28-35. Her natural hair color is brown, while her eyes are brown as well. She has a very curvy and fit physique.
Catherine is a very woke and spiritual person who believes in astrology, the power of crystals, and psychics.
Actress Catherine Paiz stars as Michelle on Opportunity Cost
In one of her videos, she revealed that when she was a child, one psychic told her she would marry a sports star and have three children. Catherine also firmly believes in reincarnation, and claims that she was a royal mermaid in one of her eighty-seven past lives.
Would you like to know her net worth?
As of 2021, despite the aforementioned alleged financial problems, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, which she has earned largely through her Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube accounts. She additionally earns through brand affiliations, paid advertisements and collaborations. According to reports, she makes between $5,000-15,000 per post for promotions on her Instagram account.
Briefly about Austin McBroom
Austin was born under the Zodiac sign Taurus on 10 May 1992 in Palmdale, California. Growing up, he developed an interest in sports, especially basketball which followed him through his formative years.
When it comes to his career, before becoming an online personality, he played basketball professionally. After displaying his physical readiness and qualities with an average of 25.1 points per game in high school, he landed a one-year stint with the Central Michigan Chippewas, and after a decent season in Central Michigan, he went on to play with Saint Louis Billikens. He continued to harbor his talent and interest in college, playing with the Eastern Washington Eagles. Regarding his education, he obtained a major in communication from the latter University.
In addition to numerous previous and present scandals, Austin is currently being dragged through the mud by other YouTubers, who claim that he hasn’t paid them for their participation in a boxing event Battle of Platforms YouTubers vs TikTokers,. Allegedly, the whole event was a big flop as it had only 136,000 PVV buys compared to the expected number of 500,000. Austin denied the claims, saying that everyone would be paid in due time.