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Gigi Gorgeous  

YouTuber & TV Personality; Transgender Woman

Gigi Loren Lazzarato, better known as Gigi Gorgeous, is a Canadian YouTube celebrity, makeup artist, and glamour model. She is noted for publicly coming out as a transgender woman, and maintaining her public image and YouTube channel during and after her transition.

Gigi Loren Lazzarato was born Gregory Alan Lazzarato on April 20, 1992 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and raised in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. She is the daughter of David Lazzarato, the audit committee chairman at Yellow Media, and Judith Lazzarato, an investment adviser. Her family is of Italian and French heritage and she was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. She has two brothers, Adam and Cory Lazzarato. As a child, Lazzarato competed in diving competitions. In 2006 her family relocated to the Rosedale neighborhood in Toronto. She attended Iona Catholic Secondary School. She graduated from Etobicoke High School in 2010 and went on to attend George Brown College. At George Brown, she studied fashion, but eventually left the university to focus on her YouTube career. Her mother died in February 2012.

Prior to her transition, Lazzarato was known as Gregory Gorgeous, and operated a makeup tutorial YouTube channel that was started in 2008. At the time she identified as a homosexual male. Since her transition, her YouTube channel started to include more vlog, fashion and lifestyle videos. In January 2015, her YouTube channel reached over one million subscribers and over 130 million views.

Lazzarato has appeared on Project Runway: All Stars and E! Celebrity Style Story and has been featured on other YouTube celebrity's channels. She was awarded the LogoTV Trailblazing Social Creator Award in 2014 for her advocacy on behalf of LGBT youth. She has a partnership with Too Faced Cosmetics. She frequently attends BeautyCon conventions to meet with fans and sit in on panels about makeup techniques and the cosmetics industry. She modeled for designer Marco Marco, and walked in the 2014 and 2015 Marco Marco Fashion Shows.

Lazzarato has used her internet celebrity to bring awareness to transgender issues, the LGBT community, and anti-bullying. Her image was featured in a montage of transgender celebrities in the ABC 20/20 documentary about Caitlyn Jenner's transition.

In early 2015, Lazzarato starred in fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson's debut short film "I Hate Myselfie" as Amber. She said she looked to Rachel McAdams' portrayal of Regina George while playing Amber. She has since gone on to play Amber in I Hate Myselfie's sequel. In May, it was announced that Lazzarato would be partnering with Crest Canada to be the face of the new Crest 3D White Brilliance Line.

In June 2015, it was announced that she had teamed up with singer Miley Cyrus and had joined Cyrus' Happy Hippie Foundation's Marie Claire "#InstaPride" campaign. The campaign included a series of photos and was of followed by an announcement by Cyrus stating that she and Lazzarato also had another secret project.


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