At 31 years old, Gigi Gorgeous has this physical status:
Giselle Loren Lazzarato (born April 20, 1992), also known as Gigi Gorgeous, is a Canadian YouTuber, socialite, singer, and model. Lazzarato first began publishing video blogs on YouTube in 2008.
Her videos have gained a following online and she has a large fan base.
She continued to upload regularly to her YouTube channel throughout the years, as well as producing and starring in the reality show The Avenue (2011–13).
Lazzarato came out as a transgender woman in 2013 after a brief hiatus.
Lazzarato chronicled her change over the course of 2014 through her social media pages, notably by posting videos revolving around her cosmetic procedures, which gained a following.
An event involving Lazzarato being barred from Dubai due to her status as a transgender person spawned a lot of media coverage in 2016.
This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017), a Barbara Kopple-directed documentary that followed her life during her transition, Lazzarato was the subject.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to have limited theatrical release and several accolades, including a Streamy. Lazzarato has dabbled in acting and modeling roles in addition to her personality work.
Among other things, she appeared in Shane Dawson's short film I Hate Myselfie (2015) and its sequel, as well as guest appearances in television series Project Runway All Stars, Me and My Grandma, Good Work, and Trailblazers.
She has appeared on the front pages of Paper and FASHION, been included in spreads for Galore, Kode, Refinery29, and Out, as a frequent muse of August Getty Atelier, and has appeared on the pages of Paper and FASHION.
She Said, She Said: Lessons, Tales, and Mistakes From My Transgender Journey in 2019.
Gigi was born Gregory Allan Lazzarato, the child of Judith Lazzarato (née Belding) and David Lazzarato, a corporate executive who served as an independent director of Craig Wireless, and Alliance Atlantis' chief financial officer. She is of Italian, Lebanese, English, and French origins, and she was raised in the Roman Catholic faith.
Gigi, a young adult, was a nationally ranked diving champion. Judith Leukemia, Judith Sullivan, Judith's mother, died of leukemia on February 3, 2012 at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
Gigi began dating Cory Binney, the half-brother of drag queen Alaska Thunderfuck's half-brother. They met at a club and started dating from there. They were on and off, and broke up in May or June 2015, which inspired one of Gigi's most watched videos, "Single Life (My Break Up), Avril Lavigne's music video titled "What the Hell." With 7.5 million views, it is now one of Gigi's top five most watched videos of all time. They reunited in July 2015 before finally breaking up in November 2015. In a YouTube video on September 14, 2016, Gigi, who had previously identified as a gay man and then bisexual, came out as a lesbian. Soon after meeting Nats Getty, an heir and descendant of the Getty family, while working as a model for Getty's brother, August Getty, Gigi began dating him. In March 2018, Getty suggested to Gigi at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in France. Gigi and Getty wed in a private ceremony at Montecito, California, on July 12, 2019. Ariadne Getty, Caitlyn Jenner, Teri Hatcher, Moj Mahdara, Benjamin Tranter, Bonnie McKee, Grace Helbig, Hannah Hart, and Trisha Paytas were among the guests at the wedding. Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and California Governor Gavin Newsom toasted the couple. After posting a YouTube video revealing how she "didn't fall in love with Nats because of his gender, but the person who is," Gigi described herself as pansexual on April 9, 2021.
Gigi is a practicing Roman Catholic and refers to herself as religious.
In December 2013, Gigi came out as a transgender person. Since then, she has undergone electrolysis, tracheal shave, hormone replacement therapy, facial feminization, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation. Gigi Loren Lazzarato officially changed her name to Gigi Loren Lazzarato on March 8, 2014.
Gigi credited "transgender model and performing artist Amanda Lepore's death as a catalyst for her transition" in a September 2015 issue of People.
Gigi operated a makeup tutorial YouTube channel that began in 2008 while in the eleventh grade, when a friend mentioned seeing a makeup video by Michelle Phan on YouTube. Gigi first came out at age 16, identifying at the time as a gay male. Since transitioning, her YouTube channel started to include more vlogs, fashion, and lifestyle videos.
On January 18, 2011, Gigi announced The Avenue, a YouTube-based reality series. The show premiered on March 15 of that year on YouTube with distribution by Blip. The show's last episode aired on April 14, 2013.
Gigi was awarded the LogoTV Trailblazing Social Creator Award in 2014 for being an advocate on behalf of LGBT youth. She frequently attends BeautyCon conventions to meet with fans and sit in on panels about makeup techniques and the cosmetics industry. Gigi has modeled for designer Marco Marco, and walked in the 2014 and 2015 Marco Marco Fashion Shows.
Gigi has used internet celebrity status 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, Gigi starred in fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson's debut short film I Hate Myselfie as Amber. Gigi later reprised the role of Amber in I Hate Myselfie 2.
In June 2015, it was announced that Gigi 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 an announcement by Cyrus that they were working on a secret project. The project later turned out to be a spread in the magazine Marie Claire featuring them both. Gigi signed a partnership with 'Too Faced Cosmetics' in which Gigi starred in the cosmetic commercial film "Better Than Sex" which premiered on July 9, 2015. At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Gigi, along with a group of drag queens, introduced Miley Cyrus for the debut performance of Dooo It! from Cyrus's new album Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz.
She appeared on Entertainment Tonight as a special guest that same month. Gigi was featured in Kylie Jenner's app "Kylie" that feature several make up tip videos. On September 18, Gigi won the Streamy Award for "Best Beauty Series". It was announced on October 7 that she would star in Adam Lambert's video for her song "Another Lonely Night".
On August 9, 2016, Gigi was detained in the United Arab Emirates. Her passport was taken by airport officials and immigration officers at the Dubai International Airport. She was denied entry to Dubai for "imitation of women by men", as the government does not recognize Gigi's gender as legitimate, even though, according to Gigi, "The gender on my passport states female and not male." The "imitation of women by men" is illegal in the UAE, and violators can face up to a year in jail. She was released after being detained for five hours.
The "#JusticeForGigi" hashtag surfaced on Twitter, with fans and supporters calling for Gigi's release and a reform in anti-LGBTQ laws. It was not the first time a transgender person was detained in Dubai. In 2014, two Brazilian transgender women were also detained and had their passports taken. Gigi, before leaving Dubai for Sweden, responded to the incident by calling for equality and legal protections for LGBTQ people.
In January 2017, the documentary This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, starring Gigi, directed by Barbara Kopple premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. On June 11, Gorgeous watched the documentary with Katy Perry on Perry's four-day livestream event, Katy Perry Live: Witness World Wide.
In June 2017, Gigi was named to the Time magazine list of the 25 most influential people on the Internet.
In 2019, Gigi published a memoir, titled He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes From My Transgender Journey. In October 2019, Gigi announced a makeup collection coming out with Ipsy in November 2019. The collection features various beauty products related to makeup.