For Gigi Gorgeous, YouTube was life-changing.
Gigi began making videos as Gregory Lazzarato and came out to her followers as transgender on YouTube in December 2013, and when she came to Wonderwall.com's studios for "The New Wave" photoshoot, the 24-year-old spoke about how she made the decision to put her transition on YouTube.
"I think it was just time," she says. "I feel like everything is so daunting when you think about it, but as time passes it's like, 'It's not that crazy, it's not that bad. I could do this.' So it was a process, but once it happened, it happened and then I just kind of snowballed from there and started making other videos."
Gigi has over 2 million subscribers who follow her fashion and beauty channel, and it's been seven years since she first started it.
"I started my YouTube out of boredom in high school, and that's the God-honest truth," she shared. "My high school turned into an art school halfway through, but it wasn't an art school at the beginning, so I felt like it was just so boring. I was at a Catholic school wearing a uniform every day and I needed to express myself. So I started YouTube. I started doing makeup and experimenting with my mom's makeup and I'm LGBT, so I would talk about all those things and everything that was going on because I would learn about it in school."
Getting personal has not only helped her channel grow, but it has made her a celeb magnet! She's starred on Kylie Jenner's app, is one of the faces in Miley Cyrus' #InstaPride campaign and is in "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert's music video for "Another Lonely Night."
Coming soon, Gigi will be the subject of a feature-length documentary on YouTube Red from two-time Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple. The documentary will follow her transition from male to female and will also show intimate moments with her friends and family.
Gigi teased, "It's super vulnerable and there's a lot of footage that a lot of people haven't seen that I've been holding on to, and that is very exciting, but nerve-wracking."
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