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NikkieTutorials Reacts in First Video Since Coming Out as Transgender

NikkieTutorials is undergoing some “makeup therapy.”

The popular beauty YouTuber uploaded a video called “Responding To My Coming Out” on Tuesday (January 28) reflecting on her video coming out as transgender after being threatened to be exposed by a blackmailer.

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In the video, Nikkie discussed what she experienced after uploading the video, her first experiences stepping out and the public’s response to her coming out. She also discussed speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, and all of the media offers she received.

She also revealed that she knows the identity of her blackmailer, and contemplating destroying his life by outing him.

“Nobody should get away with blackmailing, but when I look at my situation…that person has been punished. I don’t want to lower myself to his level. I’m creating my own level. I’m better than that…they now know that I know exactly who it is, and I think they’re gonna have a little bit of that fear,” she said.

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NikkieTutorials Opens Up in First Interview Since Coming Out as Transgender on 'Ellen' - Watch! (Video)

NikkieTutorials, otherwise known as Nikkie de Jager, is opening up about her coming out video.

The 25-year-old YouTube guru made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (January 22).

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During her appearance, Nikkie spoke about her coming out after being blackmailed, and the overwhelming amount of positive support she has received from her mom, her fiancé, and her fans.

She also explained that despite being blackmailed, she is thankful she can live authentically and hopefully inspire other transgender people to do the same.

Later on, Ellen surprised Nikkie with a $10,000 donation in her name to the Trevor Project, benefiting LGBTQ+ youth, courtesy of Shutterfly.

Watch Nikkie‘s appearance inside…

Ellen Sits Down with Influential YouTuber Nikkie de Jager
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YouTube Star NikkieTutorials Comes Out as Transgender

Nikkie De Jager, who is known to fans on YouTube as NikkieTutorials, has come out to the world as transgender.

“Filming this video scary, but it’s so liberating and freeing,” she said at the beginning of the video. “I’ve been wanting to share this side of myself to all of you for so long but I could never figure out the timing.”

The 25-year-old makeup artist and beauty vlogger revealed that she was “born in the wrong body” and started identifying as a girl at age six.

When she was 14, Nikkie started hormones and used growth stoppers to prevent her from becoming taller. When she was 19 and while she was already making YouTube videos, Nikkie fully transitioned.

“Yes I am transgender,” she said. “But at the end of the day I am me.”

Nikkie revealed that she didn’t tell her fiance Dylan Drossaers her truth at first, but he knows now.

Dylan and I, we clicked. And he didn’t know. He knows now. Dylan knows about my past, but I wish I told him sooner. Everything felt so magical, so good, that I was afraid to lose him if I were to tell my full story. At the point where I told him my full story, of course he was shocked, but that is a private matter that we’re dealing with and that I’m so proud of that we’re able to deal with,” she said.

Nikkie says the reason why she has come out on YouTube is because she was being blackmailed. “I am free, and today I get to be me,” she said.

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