January 2nd, 2016, 10:27 am

Gia Alvarez teams up with Youtuber Lilly Singh for #GirlLove Challenge & adopts her first dog, Guacamole

- 84% of Lily's subscribers are female so she, Gia and some youtubers want to stop girl-on-girl hate.

- In the video, Gia says "I think women are strong, beautiful, empowered goddesses" and we should "encourage one another and look at other girls as sisters and supporters instead of our competition."

- The "challenge" is to compliment any women you'd like on social media and include the hashtag #GirlLove, and to share the video because every dollar made on it will be given to the Malala Fund!

- Gia's compliment went out to one of her Paper Towns co-stars and close friends: "I want to shout out Margot Dupont. She's been acting for years and she is still such a hard worker and puts so much into every moment. She's also so honest and positive, which is truly infectious and inspiring."

She also posted an instagram about the campaign and a message on friendship.

Thank you so much to @iisuperwomanii for asking me to be part of the #GirlLove campaign. I feel like I can't even put into words what the women in my life mean to me, especially when this year has been extraordinarily giving to me in that area. I've made new friendships and grown existing ones to degrees I didn't think possible. The women I call friends have made me a better person and I know they will continue to help me improve every day... I know these posts are bound to get #squadgoals comments and I want you all to know that they should! Because love and support is exactly what your squad and friendships goals should be, not just the party pictures and glamorous moments. My friends aren't my friends because they're beautiful, they're my friends because they never judge me, they lift me up when I'm feeling down, and they believe I'm capable of doing anything I put my mind to, sometimes even more than I do. That's #GirlLove, and friendships like that should be everyone's goal. Surround yourself with people that inspire you in every aspect and work hard to return that support and love and inspiration to them so they're lucky enough to have a friend as good as you do.

That being said, it is incredibly hard to break ourselves from the ingrained misogyny we all have inside because of what we learned growing up. We have to stop letting the world and the media tell us only one woman can be on top and that we have to tear each other apart if we want to be that one. Fuck that narrative! We deserve far more than one seat at the table. The success of other women is success for all of us and paves the way for each of us to do bigger and better things. Let what other woman do motivate you, not turn you into a petty, sad person picking at their bodies or fashion or sexuality because those are the cheap and easy shots to make. We're all so much better than that!

She also adopted her first dog!!!

I would like to introduce Guacamole aka Guac aka G-Dog! I finally decided I can handle parenting a pet and found this adorable guy with the help of @bestfriendsanimalsociety. I met so many adorable and loving dogs that Guac will actually have a sibling in two or three weeks... Might as well dive headfirst into the whole parenting thing, right? The Stepp-Alvarez family gets bigger and better! 😍 🐶

sources: youtube, instagram, instagram

liquified January 2nd, 2015, 12:07 pm (local)
oh plz you can tell she's a regina george complimenting you to your face and talking shit when you walk away
linzblue17 January 2nd, 2015, 12:14 pm (local)
i feel like her whole friends circle is probably like that
mypokerface January 2nd, 2015, 12:10 pm (local)
i heard that charity kickball game a few months ago was in need of some #girllove
guerrilla January 2nd, 2015, 12:13 pm (local)
what happened? how did i miss drama there?
mypokerface January 2nd, 2015, 12:19 pm (local)

people were saying that gia and scout were kind of aggressive and seemed to have it out for a couple players on the other team
copperlogic January 2nd, 2015, 12:11 pm (local)
she needs some real #girllove because her taste in men is tragic
eclecticchic January 2nd, 2015, 12:13 pm (local)
yeah she's cute like idgi.
blackpearl January 2nd, 2015, 12:13 pm (local)
i love that she's into kpop but her biases are the worst
missjulliett January 2nd, 2015, 12:17 pm (local)
who does she stan other than all of bigbang?
blackpearl January 2nd, 2015, 12:18 pm (local)
them, ikon, rap monster. she was thirsting hard for rm at mama but bts had to leave early so she only got to talk to him for a couple minutes.
noonimsan January 2nd, 2015, 12:21 pm (local)
how dare you, her taste is flawless
riverstars January 2nd, 2015, 12:26 pm (local)
the videos of her at mama gave me live, she was having so much fun.
threedecimals January 2nd, 2015, 12:24 pm (local)
omg she is all over twitter about ikon when their videos come out and even tweeted about watching the running man episodes with bobby and bi.
superpopstar January 2nd, 2015, 0:00 pm (local)
lmao i'm pretty sure she's bi so maybe this will be the year
oursharedmisery January 2nd, 2015, 12:16 pm (local)
well she said on twitter that margot would be her nye kiss soooooo
antisocialme January 2nd, 2015, 12:20 pm (local)
but they were also hanging with her ex too
copperlogic January 2nd, 2015, 12:22 pm (local)
who's ex? gia's? max or ace?!
antisocialme January 2nd, 2015, 12:22 pm (local)
tyler davidson, they were at his house with bela, elias and elias' gf (check their instagrams!!!)
ineedtequila January 2nd, 2015, 12:23 pm (local)
mandms January 2nd, 2015, 12:23 pm (local)
i've seen this suggested a few times and i love it
rosegoldpalace January 2nd, 2015, 12:24 pm (local)
she wasn't with the #squad? oh shit
charlie_alexis January 2nd, 2015, 12:27 pm (local)
uhh no @ them being exes
chibstelford January 2nd, 2015, 12:29 pm (local)
i know she banged jax on soa but irl too?!!??
ubettawork January 2nd, 2015, 12:14 pm (local)
tiffanymarch January 2nd, 2015, 12:17 pm (local)
love this scene
forgetmeknot January 2nd, 2015, 12:21 pm (local)
lmao at this icon and comment combo
runawaysouls January 2nd, 2015, 12:17 pm (local)
okay sure but more importantly what's up with her and slade?
flavourr January 2nd, 2015, 12:20 pm (local)
they've got badblood.mp3
prettyoddshape January 2nd, 2015, 12:21 pm (local)
they haven't mentioned each other on social media since thanksgiving (she didn't mention the death of a bachelor video or the new songs anywhere) and at kroq acoustic christmas, she was definitely at his set but was mostly seen hanging out with the neighbourhood, vico rhys or josh dun backstage so avarez stans are losing their fucking minds. they were so convinced that once ace was out of the picture, the ship would finally (publicly) sail but oh boy were they wrong????
crashed_boom93 January 2nd, 2015, 12:25 pm (local)
ionejames January 2nd, 2015, 12:20 pm (local)
her last two films did so bad that now she's doing youtube video cameos?
sunflower175 January 2nd, 2015, 12:22 pm (local)
oh like it's above her, gia would be a youtuber if she hadn't bought her way into acting
sangriared January 2nd, 2015, 12:25 pm (local)
this truth
neverforget January 2nd, 2015, 12:27 pm (local)
lol a beauty guru turned kpop react channel
vicioustoria January 2nd, 2015, 12:20 pm (local)
her dog is so cute!!!