Gigi Loren Lazarreto Getty, a.k.a. Gigi Gorgeous was born as a male and is a model and YouTuber. She initially came out as gay at the age of 16 and had garnered some attention since then.

Gigi first started her YouTube channel where she uploaded videos of makeup tutorials in 2008 but with her birth name Gregory Gorgeous and had a significant following ever since. By the time she had come out as a transgender woman in 2013, she had already done shows on YouTube and gained media attention.

The next year she had started revealing her journey of transitioning into a woman from a man with all the procedures she had to go through and covered her stories in her posts and podcasts, post which she was approached by designers for whom she had also walked in fashion shows.

All this definitely did not come without challenges, one such instance being the incident in Dubai wherein she was deported because of her gender identity. This encouraged her to bring to light the struggles of people who did not feel included in society because of being different. She often features such people and educates people about them being just like anyone else.

Rhea Litre featured in Gigi’s podcast for this week which is called Queerified, talking about her past with one of her ex-boyfriends who turned out to be manipulative and abusive. Rhea Litre, the Drag Queen had been an idol for all those who inspire to stand out and make a difference in the community.

On the podcast, she reveals her past relationship with a guy who she met at a party and felt an immediate connection. They were young and she had no idea what genuine relationships felt like. She alleged that her then-boyfriend was running out of visa and was insisting to live with her and get married.

The couple then decided to move in and Rhea Litre with her boyfriend moved to a small village on the outskirts of Manchester in the UK called Todmorden. It so happened that her then-boyfriend decided to hit her with the intention of abusing her physically. Rhea Litre did not accept this behavior and hit her boyfriend back, for which she said she didn’t get the best kind of feeling.

The drag queen had always been open about her life choices and in the podcast, recalling her past was a way to teach her young audience about the importance of speaking out about abusive relationships and coming out of it.