Beauty guru NikkieTutorials comes out as transgender amid blackmail threats

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Color us inspired, because one of the biggest beauty vloggers on YouTube has revealed a big truth about herself: Nikkie de Jager (aka NikkieTutorials) has announced that she is a transgender woman! In a video titled "I'm Coming Out", de Jager explained to her 12.5 million subscribers that she was "scared" to come forward, but that after she came out, she felt liberated and free.

"Today I am here to share something with you that I've always wanted to share with you one day, but under my own circumstances, and it looks like that chance has been taken away from me", she says in the video. "So today I am taking back my own power and I have to tell you something", she continues. "I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who feel misunderstood", she says with power and confidence that's sure to inspire everyone, transgender or otherwise.

Nikkie revealed that she didn't tell her fiance Dylan Drossaers her truth at first, but he knows now. She called him a "strong, inspiring human being and I am honored to be by his side".

Beloved Dutch beauty expert and veteran YouTuber Nikkie De Jager-a.k.a.

She then said: "By the time I was 19, I transitioned".

"Filming this video scary, but it's so liberating and freeing", said NikkieTutorials, whose real name is Nikkie De Jager. Dylan and I - we clicked.

"When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body", Nikkie's voice cracks. Apparently we live in a world where other people hate on people that are truly themselves.

She said by 14 she had begun using hormones and used "growth stoppers" that prevented her from becoming tall. "The last thing I want in my life is for you to not trust me anymore, or to look at me with different eyes, or look at me in a different manner, or think that I have changed". I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press.

Now 25, the successful beauty blogger, who has worked with beauty powerhouses like Marc Jacobs Beauty and Maybelline and featured celebrities like Drew Barrymore and Kim Kardashian West on her channel, is happily engaged to her partner Dylan. "It was frightening to know there were people out there that are so evil that they can't respect someone's true identity". Instead, she took the initiative by stepping out of her comfort zone to take control of her story. It is vile and it is gross. My mom knew immediately that I either was going to be gay or a different type of story.

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