DUTCH YouTube star and makeup guru Nikkie de Jager shocked the world when she revealed she is transgender in an emotional video back in 2020.
The influential star said her decision was forced by someone attempting to publicly out her.
Who is Nikkie de Jager?
Nikkie is one of the most popular beauty influencers around, with 13.9 million YouTube subscribers.
Born in the Netherlands, the vlogger frequently posts celebrity makeup tutorials and often collaborates with other beauty influencers such as Jeffree Star.
The Dutch national shared a video on her YouTube channel called “I’m Coming Out.”
In it, she says: ‘I was born in the wrong body which means that I am transgender.’
She continues: “Planet earth is full of labels, and I never felt comfortable with labels. I wanted to be my own person, my own identity. My own human being.
“I am me. I am still Nikkie. Nothing changes about that. 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 want to inspire little Nikkies 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 — to truly live your life like you wanted and the way you deserve.
“It is 2020: it’s time for us to understand, accept, hear, and respect.”
What’s Nikkie de Jager net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the beauty vlogger is worth an estimated $6 million.
The beauty guru has rocked up a fair sum thanks to her cosmetic talents.
Nikki’s impressive talents with a make-up brush have seen her named Marc Jacobs’ first artistry adviser and the star was even listed among Forbes “Top Influencers” in 2017.
How tall is Nikkie de Jager?
Nikkie stands at six foot one.
In the emotional video Nikkie posted to her YouTube channel, Nikki talks about her experience of “being born in the wrong body” and talks about her transition.
She reveals that she started hormone blockers and growth blockers at the age of 14 – and that she’d actually be a lot taller without them – before ‘fully’ transitioning at 19.
How old is Nikkie de Jager?
Nikkie is 28 years old and has been vlogging since she was a teenager.
The star first began creating her tutorials secretly in her bedroom age 14.
Nikkie rose to fame in 2015 after her YouTube video called ‘The Power of Makeup’ – which hit back at ‘makeup shaming’ and demonstrated the transformative power of makeup – went viral.
The seven-minute clip saw her reveal the stark contrast between her with and without cosmetics.
Is Nikkie de Jager in a relationship?
Nikkie got engaged to Dylan Drossaers after he proposed to her earlier this year during a romantic trip in Italy.
The pair met through a mutual friend, and like to keep their relationship private.
In a YouTube video, Nikkie addressed her relationship with her partner Dylan: “Dylan is a very, very special guy. I’ve never met anyone like Dylan.
“He is truly the most kind-hearted man I’ve ever met in my life.
“Dylan and I we clicked, and he didn’t know. He knows now, Dylan knows about my past, but I wish I’d told him sooner.
“Everything felt so magical, so good, that I was afraid to lose him if I told 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.”
She adds: “Dylan is such a strong and inspiring human being and I am honoured to be by his side.”
Source: The Sun