Some fans to this day still comment on videos asking for him to grow his emo hair back out.
The video EMO HAIR was based around that when three emo teenagers, (Shayne, Courtney and Keith) kidnap Anthony and try to force him to get his emo hair back.
On June 14, 2017 Anthony officially announced he had left Smosh to become an independent creator.
Anthony was often shown as smarter, obedient, and more mature than Ian (though their personalities are hardly different) as he often knows much more about the world than Ian does, which is shown throughout Smosh: The Movie.
He feels that now that Smosh is a brand owned by a company (Alloy Digital, later Defy Media), it has put all his creative decisions "through a filter".
Hours after the news of his departure, articles shot up all over the internet, written on websites including Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
Anthony has had many girlfriends in the past, but all of them eventually broke up with him.
He is known to practice yoga alongside with this unknown "Hot Girl," mentioned in the episode "My Mom's AMAZING Video! Anthony literally has a crush on Lou Ferrigno, and even wrote a song for him. ", we learn that Anthony will become homeless due to his Celebrehair business (where he follows celebrities to their hair salons, digs through the trash and sells their hair online) failing because of a trend where everyone in Hollywood had their hair permanently removed.
Daniel Anthony Padilla (pronounced Pa-Dee-Ya) better known only as Anthony Padilla, (born September 16, 1987), is an American You Tuber and comedian from Los Angeles, California, and a former member of Smosh.
He is Ian's best friend and the founder of Smosh Productions.
Anthony's favorite foods are taquitos, celeries, churros, burritos, red hot chili peppers, rainbow lollipops, egg rolls, giant gummy snakes, rock candies, chocolate-coated bananas, and vegan pink-frosted sprinkled donuts.
He likes Disney and the company's films, especially Toy Story.
From the beginning of Smosh until the end of 2013 he flat-ironed his hair which fans called his "emo hair".