YouTube favourite NikkieTutorials comes out as transgender
Jan 15 2020
"Damn, it feels good to finally do it", said De Jager in a video posted to her channel.
Color us inspired, because one of the biggest beauty vloggers on YouTube has revealed a big truth about herself: Nikkie de Jager (aka NikkieTutorials) has announced that she is a transgender woman! "So today, I'm regaining my own power and I have to tell you something".
In the Shane Dawson docuseries about his makeup collaboration with Jeffree Star, Star revealed Too Faced has massively underpaid de Jager for her makeup collaboration with the company.
'I am me. I am still Nikkie. "It's so surreal to say this".
"I've always wanted to share this side of my story", she said. Nikkie also disclosed that her mother was convinced when she was blessed with her she had been carrying out a girl and joked she had been, though that is how her body appeared to the world. "I'm me. We don't need labels".
"I wanted the art to do the speaking for me", she said.
De Jager started the video by not expecting to tell her subscribers today.
In response to the support she's received so far, Nikkie took to Instagram to say: "What happened last night is something I would never ever dare to dream about".
NikkieTutorials has been on YouTube since 2008. "I started my channel back in the days where I still got really really bullied for all of this, and this was my way out".
But at the end of the day, Nikkie simply hopes her story inspires others to their lives the way they want to. "At the end of the day, on my channel, my No. 1 passion is the power of makeup". In a video titled "I'm Coming Out", de Jager explained to her 12.5 million subscribers that she was "scared" to come forward, but that after she came out, she felt liberated and free. "Since I know folks will ask, yes I have completely transitioned from the time that I had been 14".
"Congrats to @NikkieTutorials for reclaiming your story", added Jinkx Monsoon, a drag performer who won the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Cosmopolitan reports that de Jager told viewers that someone threatened to leak the information.
"NO ONE has the right to out anybody else". She boldly raised her middle finger towards them, quipping "I hope you sit nice on it!"