The YouTube star who often goes by Nikkietutorials with more than 12 million subscribers on YouTube, reveals to her fans in a very personal message that she’s a transgender woman.
On Monday, the 25-year-old posted a 17-minute emotional video on her YouTube channel titled “I’m Coming Out”.
“When I was younger. I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender. Now so surreal saying this, filming this video is scary but it feels so liberating and freeing. 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 YouTuber said she had fully transitioned by the age of 19 but was recently blackmailed by people who threatened to leak her secret to the press. So that’s the reason why she shared the truth with fans hoping to further inspire others to be transparent and live that truth.
“I am here to openly share that I am transgender and with this message, I want to inspire little Nicky’s around the world, who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who feel misunderstood. I hope by me — standing up and being free that it inspires others to do the same”.
The internet character explainer that her mom has been there from the beginning and it’s the biggest support in her life. Nicki declared that she’s also gotten tons of love & support from her fiance Dylan, who is truly the most kind-hearted man my life ever according to Nikkie.
Other influencers and YouTubers are showing great love and support for the 25-year-old makeup artist. James Charles, Jeffree Star, and Kathleen Lights, for example, said they’re “so proud” of the internet star.
“I’m SO PROUD OF YOU SISTER!!!” James Charles said.
Then he followed up with another tweet: “I’m so happy for Nikkie I can’t stop smiling today :’)”
“YOU are such an inspiration and so f—— brave! Love you and I’m so proud to call you a friend.” Jeffree Star wrote.
Other influencers like Kathleen Lights, RawBeautyKristi, Shane Dawson Nikita Dragun, who is also transgender. All tweeted out their support for the beauty guru.