Nikkie de Jager, one of the most famous YouTubers, revealed a very personal thing with her fans on Monday. Known for her NikkieTutorials, she made a prominent announcement on her sexuality. She was a transgender video.
Nikkie is a Dutch YouTuber based in the Netherlands. She shared her transition story to her more than 12 million subscribers.
She was thanking her mother for being the most prominent supporter in her life and her channel about makeup, which she started together with her transition journey.
For many of her subscribers, she is known for her “power of makeup” videos. She worked with big stars like Jessie J, and Lady Gaga even collaborated with different products.
Nikkie started, “I can’t believe I’m saying this today, but damn it feels good to do it finally… when I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender. Filming this video is scary, but it feels so liberating and freeing.”
Nikkietutorials thanked her mom, “Growing up, I think the No. 1 thing I’m the most thankful for is my mom — love you, Mom — because she has been there for me since day one”.
She mentioned that people have been blackmailing her and would leak her story to different news about her sexuality. She said that she had to come out because the opportunity to do so was her terms and not taken away from her.
She knew already when she was six years old that she was a girl. She even had her hair grown long. “Some kids got it, and other kids in my class did not, which is fine,” Nikkie said, “But I will always be so thankful for all the teachers at that school who supported my journey and supported me.”
At the age of 14, she already started taking hormones and even used growth stoppers which prevent her from becoming tall. When she reached 19 years old, she fully transitioned, after she began with her YouTube videos. “Saying that now sounds so crazy to me. I have grown up and transitioned into me in front of all of you,” Nikkie said.
Nikkie said that her fiancé, Dylan, knows about her transition story and that they are working things out in private. This couple had been mum about their relationship and wanted to keep what they have to themselves only and off the media.
She continued, “I am me. I am still Nikkie. Nothing changes about that. The last thing I want in my life is for you not to trust me anymore, or to look at me with different eyes, or look at me differently, or think that I have changed.”
The famous YouTuber added, “This feels liberating and freeing, but I, at the end of the day, am still Nikkie.”
Nikkietutorials went on and mentioned the threats. “They wanted to leak it because they thought I was lying, or scared to tell my truth,” and then bravely said, “But I’m not scared. To the people who wanted to blackmail me, this one’s for you.”