If your life passions include stalking beauty blogger feuds like a hawk, you're probably familiar with YouTuber Gabriel Zamora – because homeboy has been involved in a lot of them.
When he's not "keeping it 100" on the latest internet drama, Gabriel spends his time slaying the makeup game and just being generally hilarious (typically, alongside his bff Nikita Dragun).
So take a break from your Tati Westbrook/James Charles stalkathon and read up on the bleach blond who was there for all the drama (and has a lot to say about it). Here's everything you need to know about Gabriel Zamora.
He started vloging in 2014.
He's bffs with Nikita Dragun.
Shark Boy and Lava Girl IRL, these two fabulous besties are truly an epic duo. They've done a ton of video collaborations on each others channels and even did a couples costume last year for Halloween.
He was at the center of that Jeffree Star/Manny Gutierrez/Laura Lee drama last year.
Whew, girl. If you don't remember this tea, let me catch you up, because it was a mess. Last summer, Gabriel posted a pic of himself, Nikita Dragun, Laura Lee, and Manny Gutierrez (both ex-best friends of Jeffree Star) flipping off the camera, captioned: "b*tch is bitter because without him we're doing better."
The internet got hella pissed, because this was obvious shade to Jeffree Star and in retaliation, Jeffree's fans dug up dirt on all the bloggers. Old, problematic tweets and Snapchats started circulating and soon everyone was posting apology videos.
Manny started liking tweets that implied he should end his friendship with Gabriel over the issue and in response, Gabriel dropped a bombshell video publicly denouncing Manny and taking Jeffree's side.
He was just in Jeffree Star's Magic Star Concealer campaign.
Yep, one year later, Jeffree and Gabriel are still on good terms – though, after all this Tati Westbrook/James Charles drama, they might not be so good. He recently modeled in Jeffree Star Cosmetics' concealer campaign, following the alleged $2.3 million break-in and theft at the JSC warehouse.
He's got a merch collection with his catch phrase all over it.
James Charles' merch collection may be no more (thanks to Jeffree Star), but Gabriel's is still going strong. You can shop some pretty sick hoodies and tees with his iconic catch phrase on it "keep it 100."
He's Team James in the Tati Westbrook debate.
If you thought the middle finger drama was messy, just wait until you dive into this feud. First, educate yourself on that drama before we move on. Click here and then come back – I'll wait.
Okay, so before Tati posted that video, Gabriel posted his own (click in at 25:14), basically saying that he thinks it's BS that Tati is mad about James working with SugarBearHair. His reasoning: Tati made a video with James Halbert, who has beef with James, so she doesn't really have the right to get mad at James over "loyalty."
Once Tati posted her "Bye Sister" video, the tea starting FLYING. Gabriel, who was present at many of the situations she referenced, responded to her accusations, saying that she only told half the story.
Gabriel noted that following Tati's birthday party, James and the waiter from Seattle actually hooked up after the waiter slid into James' DMs, so her claims that James was preying on him were untrue in Gabriel's eyes.
"Don't say that sh*t because people really go to jail for that. People really get sued for that," Gabriel said. "You're omitting information. You're a fraud, Tati Westbrook! You know that there's text messages, there's DMs, we were all in that kitchen talking about the situation."
He then explained why he thought her accusations that James "tried to trick a straight man into thinking he's gay," were unfair. Gabriel said that James and other openly gay men are often hit on by men who identify at straight.
"Bisexual men are looked at very differently ... within our world, when these straight men approach us, they slide into your DMs, they compliment you, they try to hang out with you, and you see their [profile], they don't follow you, they don't follow anything like that, they follow all women ... and it's like because they're hiding that kind of curiosity," Gabriel said.
"So that's generally what within the gay community ... that's what [we mean when] we speak about 'straight guys,' because there's a lot of downlow men, like there's a lot, girl. It's like a thing within the gay community."
He finished by accusing Tati and the waiter of scheming to create a "fraudulent" narrative for publicity.
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