Nikkie Tutorials Comes Out As Trans & Reveals She Was Being Blackmailed
YouTube BG Nikkie Tutorials came out as a transgender woman to her 12.2 million channel subscribers, and more around different social media platforms.
In a detailed video spanning more than 17 minutes long, Nikkie De Jager also revealed that her move was prompted by others’ attempts to blackmail her.
She did plan to tell her fans about her gender identity someday, and unfortunately, someone (unnamed) threated to sell the story to the media without her consent. The beauty guru wanted to tell her story on her own terms, in her own power.
“Planet earth is full of labels and I never felt comfortable with labels. I wanted to be my own person, my own identity.”
The Dutch YouTuber has been posting video content on YouTube since 11 years ago, and it was around this time that she had started transitioning. Since then, the YouTuber has partnered with brands like Maybelline, Ofra and Too Faced, all of which add to her growing collab portfolio.
“When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender.”
Nikkie had fully transitioned when she turned 19, having started hormone therapy five years ago. She was also prescribed growth-stoppers because she’s supposed to be a lot taller than she is now at 1.89m.
The beauty guru admits that she’d taken some time to tell her fiance, Dylan about her past, but explains that they’re dealing with the matter privately, as a couple.
She goes on to reveal that there have been attempts to blackmail her, to reveal her gender identity without her consent.
“I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press, and at first, it was frightening. It was frightening to know that there are people out there who are so evil that they can’t respect someone’s true identity.”
Nikkie Tutorials hopes to inspire “Little Nikkies” around the world who feel out of place, to truly live the life they want, the way they deserve.
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