Known on TikTok as @naomiheartsxo, this LA-based lifestyle creator posts relatable comedic videos. Naomi is a proud trans, Latina woman who loves to share her love for plus-size fashion and makeup with her loyal followers both in English and Spanish. She aims to inspire her community to love themselves for who they are.

What does it mean to you to be part of the LGBTQ+ community?

Being part of the LGBTQ+ community to me means being powerful. Being able to live your life that goes against "social norms" and own it is powerful.

How has the TikTok community inspired you?

My TikTok community has inspired me too always be my unique to myself. I don't have to try to be anyone else to be successful.

What is your favorite TikTok video that you've created and why?

One of my favorite videos I have ever created is this one with my husband! Just being a trans woman who is married and living her best life really makes me the happiest. Especially since we live in a world where people tell us trans people will never find love.

What are some of your passions on and off of TikTok?

I love movies and fashion! My biggest passion, though, is helping people find confidence. It's so hard to live in a world where we are not the standard of beauty — it's time we realize that as long as we know we are beautiful that's all that matters!

What is the story behind your username?

I've been behind the @naomiheartsxo username since high school. Naomi is the name I chose when I transitioned, so that portion has a deeper meaning to me. The word "hearts" sounded beautiful after it — it gave me life. I added "xo" because I didn't like using the underscore, and the "hugs and kisses" meaning felt like a natural addition to the username.

Best advice you've ever received?

It's a bit of a cliche, but the best advice I've ever received is to live life for myself. At the end of the day, people will want us to live up to some kind of an unattainable expectation. Mistakes will be made, and owning up to mistakes is important, but you have to live your life for you. I was out in high school, and then reverted back to the closet when I entered the working world. Before I came out again, I was petrified to share details about my transition. It caused me so much depression hiding my true self, especially since I had already been out and proud. So, take it from me: You have to live your life for you and be authentic to yourself.