Nikkie de Jager, popularly known as NikkieTutorials on Youtube, shared a personal part of herself in a video that shocked her fans.
In a 17-minute YouTube video titled, “I’m Coming Out”, the 25-year-old revealed she was born in the wrong body and is actually a transgender woman.
Nikkie started the video by saying the world is full of labels and she hates it. The make-up star revealed she wanted to tell her story on her own terms, but added the choice was taken away from her.
The influencer said although she feels liberated for sharing her story, she decided to open up after people tried to blackmail her by threatening to leak her story to the media.
Nikkie hopes her truth inspires other “little Nikkies around the world” who feel insecure, misunderstood and out of place.
The YouTube star thanked her mother, who she said supported her from day one, and her fiancé, Dylan.
She described Dylan as the “most kind-hearted man” in her life and she hopes people can still respect their privacy.