NikkieTutorials Comes Out as Transgender in Emotional YouTube Video

NikkieTutorials Comes Out as Transgender in Emotional YouTube Video

NikkieTutorials is telling her truth to YouTube viewers for the first – she is transgender.

The 25-year-old makeup artist and beauty vlogger, whose real name is Nikkie de Jager, revealed that she was “born in the wrong body” and started identifying as a girl at age six.

“Filming this video scary, but it’s so liberating and freeing,” she said at the beginning of the video. “I’ve been wanting to share this side of myself to all of you for so long but I could never figure out the timing.”

When she was 14, Nikkie started hormones and used growth stoppers to prevent her from becoming taller. When she was 19 and while she was already making YouTube videos, Nikkie fully transitioned.

“Yes I am transgender,” she said. “But at the end of the day I am me.”

Nikkie revealed that she didn’t tell her fiance Dylan Drossaers her truth at first, but he knows now.

Dylan and I, we clicked. And he didn’t know. He knows now. Dylan knows about my past, but I wish I told him sooner. Everything felt so magical, so good, that I was afraid to lose him if I were to tell my full story. At the point where I told him my full story, of course he was shocked, but that is a private matter that we’re dealing with and that I’m so proud of that we’re able to deal with,” she said.

Nikkie says the reason why she has come out on YouTube is because she was being blackmailed. “I am free, and today I get to be me,” she said.

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