Magnificence influencer and YouTube star Nikkie de Jager — identified for her channel title and Instagram deal with “NikkieTutorials” — is popping out as transgender.
In a candid video launched Monday, January 13, the star, 25, revealed she was born a boy, however knew — as quickly as she “had the brains to suppose with” — that she was meant to be a woman.
“As we speak I’m right here to share one thing with you that I’ve all the time wished to share with you at some point, however beneath my very own circumstances,” she started. “And it appears to be like like that probability has been taken away from me. So at this time I’m taking again my very own energy. I wish to begin the 12 months off with the reality.”
“Once I was youthful, I used to be born within the flawed physique which implies that I’m transgender. Now, so surreal saying this. Filming this video is horrifying however it feels so liberating and releasing,” she continued within the 17-minute clip, which has now been considered over sixteen million instances and has over 200,000 feedback.
She stated that when she was rising up, she all the time performed with dolls and make-up, and by the point she was 6, her mother let her develop her hair out and begin carrying women’ garments.
“I’m NikkieTutorials and I’m Nikkie,” she continued within the video. “I’m me. We don’t want labels. If we’re going to put a label on it, sure, I’m transgender. However on the finish of the day, I’m me. And on the finish of the day, you’re you.”
At one level, de Jager started tearing up in entrance of her 12.four million YouTube subscribers and 12.9 million Instagram followers. Within the emotional clip, she thanked her mother — who’s the proprietor of s Dutch magnificence model — for all the time supporting her and loving her for who she is. She additionally thanked her fiancé, Dylan, explaining that whereas she needs she had come out to him sooner, the 2 are nonetheless collectively and hashing issues out privately. Followers know the love birds acquired engaged over the summer season, when Dylan proposed to de Jager throughout a romantic journey to Italy.
“On the finish of the day, my story is gorgeous,” the wonder influencer continued. “I’m pleased with my story. No extra holding again. No extra secrets and techniques.”
In the direction of the tip of the clip, she revealed that some haters had been making an attempt to blackmail her and expose her transgender secret. To these folks, de Jager raised her center finger and stated: “I hope you sit good on it!”