Gigi Gorgeous Has 'Made a Lot of Mistakes,' But Refuses to Live With Regret

If anyone can say they've been on a true YouTube journey, it's Gigi Gorgeous.

The online personality announced she's a transgender woman in Dec. 2013, and has since shared the experience with new fans, along with those who have been following her since she began a makeup tutorial channel as Gregory Allan Lazzarato, in 2008. She even released This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, a documentary that followed life during her transition.

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But with every bout of success comes failure or disappointment that preceded it, and Gigi is no stranger to the ups and downs of putting your life out there for the world to see.

"I feel like I've made a lot of mistakes throughout the years with everything I've shared, because I started so young—but I feel like without them, I wouldn't be the person who I am," Gigi recently told Sweety High, at a Breast Cancer Awareness event to celebrate the launch of her pink CrushXO lipstick called Judy, in honor of her late mother who lost her battle with the disease.

"To live with regret is one of the most burdening feelings ever," Gigi said. "have lived with regrets, but at the end of the day, it's just all about letting it go. I wouldn't be here right now, talking to you, at this event, celebrating my mom, so you never know, you know?"

Gigi opens up even more about her mistakes in the upcoming memoir He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey (due out April 2019), but for now, she seems to be enjoying life, basking in the joys of her engagement to Nats Getty. Gigi's finacée was on hand all day to support her at the event, which took place at Mayweather Boxing in Los Angeles, where attendees (us included!) took a complimentary boxing class, with the idea to knock out breast cancer.

Moving forward, Gigi has some sound advice for the new class of cyber sensations.

"I feel like now, more than ever, authenticity is a really big thing within the YouTube community, and just in life," she said. "You have to really be true to yourself, be true to your message, be true to your content. I don't care for that word [content], but to yourself be authentic, because nothing fake lasts very long, and I feel like people can see through that. I see a lot of it, so if you're going to start out, just be yourself and you'll find supporters and family will naturally flock to you."


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