Influential YouTuber Nikkie de Jager comes out as transgender in emotional video

Influential YouTuber Nikkie de Jager comes out as transgender in emotional video
News
Posted on 14 Jan 2020

An influential YouTuber followed by millions of people has revealed that she’s transgender.


In an emotional video titled I'm Coming Out, 25-year-old Netherlands-born Nikkie de Jager - who is known as NikkieTutorials in the platform's beauty community - explained that her decision was forced by someone attempting to "blackmail" and publicly out her.

She said: "I can't believe I'm saying this today to all of you for the entire world to see. But damn, it feels good to finally do it. It is time to let go and be truly free.


"When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender now."
She continued: "Oh my god, this is so liberating. You had no idea that for 11 years that I've had my channel, this has been with me, and I always wanted to share this with you.

"But I cannot believe that after today, the world will know. But there's one thing that I really, really want to make so clear to all of you. I am me. I am still Nikki. Nothing changes about that."


 

HAVE YOUR SAY

Tell us what you think below...

Join our Newsletter today!

More from News...

Most Popular Stories

  • Spreading the word: New role for teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row in Birmingham News

    Spreading the word: New role for teacher at centre of LGBT lessons row in Birmingham

    More
  • Birmingham Yardley Labour MP in feisty trans exchanges on Mumsnet web forum News

    Birmingham Yardley Labour MP in feisty trans exchanges on Mumsnet web forum

    More
  • RuPaul’s DragCon UK: Event’s organisers make apology to fans for massive queues News

    RuPaul’s DragCon UK: Event’s organisers make apology to fans for massive queues

    More
  • Equality lessons row: Ofsted slams government for failing to back teachers News

    Equality lessons row: Ofsted slams government for failing to back teachers

    More
  • Coventry councillor apologises for suggesting LGBTQs are ‘promiscuous’ News

    Coventry councillor apologises for suggesting LGBTQs are ‘promiscuous’

    More
  • Dragtastic! RuPaul's US TV series returns for a 12th sizzling season! News

    Dragtastic! RuPaul's US TV series returns for a 12th sizzling season!

    More
  • Equality lessons row: Welsh government takes strong stance on teaching about LGBTs News

    Equality lessons row: Welsh government takes strong stance on teaching about LGBTs

    More