Gigi Lazzarato, a famous transgender woman with a variety of identity, such as YouTube star, transgender advocate, author, actress and model. She is a newly star with more than 8 million followers on social platform and almost half a billion followers on her YouTube channel. Her channel is the most popular on social platforms. Gigi was born in Gregory Lazzarato and grew up in Toronto, Canada, she was a ranked diving champion in her young age. In the year of 2008, Gigi started her new career, the YouTube channel. When she was at Toronto high school, she posted beauty, fashion and makeup tutorial videos to share her experiences with other people. She also encourages her followers to express themselves when faced with bullies and harassment. By this way, she has became one of the most famous transgender woman on social channel. When she was 19, she was identified as gay on her YouTube channel. While, in the year of 2013, she came out as a transgender woman, and she announced to the world that she is a trans woman. She changed her name into Gigi Loren Lazzarato in the next year. Unlike other transgender women who are not willing to share their transition process, Gigi documented her transition process on her channel, and shared it with all her followers.
She is a famous YouTube star and a famous actress. As an actress, her documentary “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous” was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2017. That is a great progress in her career. Directed by Barbara Kopple, a two-time Oscar winner, the film on the theme of Gigi life and transgender transition. As this film is on the theme of transgender, it was released in limited movie theaters. “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous” won many prizes in 2017, I can say it was one of the most successful film in that year. What’s more, it was nominated as the Best Documentary of MTV Movie & TV Award and the Outstanding Documentary of the GLAAD Media Award. Last year, Gigi was named as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time Magazine’s, That is a great honor for Gigi Lazzarato.
As an influential transgender woman, she also devoted herself onto LGBT community. Due to her great efforts, she won the LogoTV Trailblazing Social Creator Award in 2014, on behalf of LGBT community, she won the Streamy Award for Best Beauty Channel in 2015. Gigi released her hilariously candid memoir on April 2nd this year. It is all about her transgender journey. She shared her experience and what her learnt from the transition process with her followers. She gives all readers an opportunity to meet the real her and chat with the real Gigi Lazzarato.
As one of the most influential transgender women and as a member of LGBT community,Gigi Lazzarato did did everything she can to help everyone in LGBT community. I think the life of transgender people will be better and better.