Photo credit: After signing, U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order rolling back regulations from the 2010 Dodd-Frank law on Wall Street reform at the White House in Washington February 3, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
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Gigi Gorgeous started out as Gregory Gorgeous, giving YouTube makeup tutorials in 2008. Then she came out as gay, then trans. She’s documented her plastic surgery operations and romantic life. She’s built a big business putting it all online for her fans. She’s the subject of a new documentary titled “This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous.”
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