Giselle Loren Lazzarato, more famous by her stage name Gigi Gorgeous is a Youtuber, actress, model and a social media personality from Canada.
Giselle was actually born by the name Gregory Allan Lazzarato on April 20, 1992 in Montreal, Quebec in Canada.
Gigi’s father is called David and he works as a business executive. Her mothers name is Judith Belding but she got her surname Lazzarato after marrying.
Gigi has origins from Italy, France and Lebanon. She was raised in Catholic family and learned their values as a child.
In her earlier life, Gigi was a diving champion. She was attending St. Francis School, which was a Catholic School.
Further on she entered the another catholic secondary school. After her primary schooling she started studying at the George Brown’s College. There she learned abour fashion. She dropped out of that college to focus on her career as a Youtuber.
Gigi’s mom Judith died of leukemia on February 3th in 2012 in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre located in Toronto. Gigi was 20 years old at that time.
She started her journey by uploading a video on her Youtube back in 2008. There she made a steady fanbase over the past 10 years. She was uploading videos regularly on her YouTube channel and was also in a reality show called The Avenue that aired from 2011 to 2013.
In 2013 she got a huge amount of attention from the media when he publicly spoke about the fact that she is a transgender woman.
Throught the 2014 she was documenting her whole journey as a transgender person and posted a lot on her social media accounts. She was posting about all of the medical and cosmetic procedures which brought even more attention to her.
She got a lot of attention from the media after her incident in Dubai in 2016. She was deported from there because of her status as a transgender person. It caused a really big outburst in media.
Lazzarato also got herself a documentary directed by Barbara Kopple called This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous in 2017. It followed her life when she was transitioning. It was premiered at the Sundance film festival.
Along with her work in social media, Gigi tried herself in acting and modelling too. She was in Shane Dawsons short film in 2015 called I Hate Myselfie along with other parts of this movie that got a lot of attention due to Shane’s popularity on YouTube.
Gigi also appeared on tv shows such as Me and My Grandma, Project Runway All Stars, Good Work and Trailblazers along with other ones.
As a model she worked and got a few covers dor magazinea like Paper and FASHION. She was also featured in magazines like Kode, Out, Galore and also Refinery29. She was also a muse for an American fashion designer called August Getty Atelier.
Before she transitioned and started identifying as a transgender woman, she was known as Gregory or Greg to friend and had a Youtube channel that based on makeup tutorials.
She began doing those types of videos when she was in ninth grade after her friend showed her Michelle Phan’s Youtube channel. When she was 19 Gigi identified as a gay male person.
After she transitioned Gigi was also posting vlogs and fashion and lifestyle videos. At the beggining of 2015 Gigi’s channel got over 1 million subscribers which was a very big goal of hers.
In 2011 Lazzarato shared news about her new Youtube-based reality show called The Avenue that she was going to be in. It premiered in March 15 that year by the ditribution of Blip. The last episode of the shof aires in April in 2013.
Along with Shanes Youtube series she was featueed on a lot of Youtuber’s channels.
Gigi received a LogoTv Trailblazin Social Creator Award back in 2014 because of her advocacy for the LGBT community.
She often has BeautyCon conventions because she thinks its important to meet her fans and connect with him. On this conventions shs also talks about makeup and the cosmetics industry.
Gigi was a model for the designer Marco Marco and in 2014 she walked on his show.
Gigi uses her voice to speak about the LGBT community and also bullying. She was featured in a documentary about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition.
Lazzarato was featurws in Shane Dawson’s short film called I Hate Myselfie. She had a role of Amber. She had the same role in the film’s sequels.
Gigi stated that she will be making a collaboration with Crest Canada. This was connected to the release of their new line called 3D White Brilliance Line.
In 2015 Gigi joined the Cyrus’ Happy Hippie Foudation’s campaign called “InstaPride” that was lead by a singer Miley Cyrus. They did a project together an were featured on American magazine called Marie Claire together.
Gigi also has a partnership with a cosmetics brans called “Too Faced Cosmetics”. She was doing photoshoots for the “Better Than Sex” campaign that was released in 2015.
Gigi along with a group of drag quenns opened a performence by Miley Cyrus for her song “Dooo It!” From her new album Miley Cyrus. It happened at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015.
Gigi also had two pages all for her self in People magazine in 2015.
The same year she was a guest and had an appearance on Entertainment Tonight.
Gigi was also featured on the “Kylie” app by the social media star Kylier Jenner where she had a few makeup tips videos.
Gigi won the Streamy Award in the category of “Best Beauty Series”.
She also starred in a video for a song called “Another Lonely Night” by a singer Adam Lambert.
In 2016 Gigi tried to go go the United Arab Emirated but she had her passport taken at the Dubai Internation Airport because she was a transgender person.
Even though her passport said she was a female, the UAE didn’t recognize her gender as legitimate. They stated that in UAE “imitation of women by men” is illegal and violating it can cause a year in prison. Gigi was fortunately released after 5 hours.
After the incident, there was a hashtag called #JusticeForGigi on Twitter. Her fans wanted to supporf hef and reform the anti-LGBT laws.
Unfortunately, Lazzarato wasn’t the first transgender person to be detained in Dubai.
The documentary calles This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous directed by Barbara Koople was premiered in 2017 on the Sundance Film Festival.
In June, Gigi watched it with Katty Perry on her livestream event called Katty Perry Live: Witness World Wide.
In 2017 Gigi was listed as one of the Time’s 25 most influential people on the Internet.
Lazzarato identified as a bisexual in her earlier years but came out as a Lesbian in 2016.
She is a Catholic and consideres herself as a religious person.
Gigi was dating Natalia Williams, an American model and a part of the Getty family.
In 2018 they shared their engagement to the internet.
Some of the treatments Gigi had had due to her transition are tracheal shave, hormone replacement, electrolysis, rhinoplasty, facial feminization surgery and also breast augmentation.
In the spring of 2014 she legally changed her name to Giselle Loren Lazzarato.
Full name: Giselle Loren Lazzarato
Date of birth: April 20, 1992
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Profession: YouTuber, model, actress
Height: 1,75 m
Weight: 57 kgs
Net Worth: $2 million