A few of the greatest Hollywood stars are displaying their assist for YouTube star Nikkie de Jager after she instructed the world she is transgender this week.
On Monday, the 25-year-old magnificence influencer, higher generally known as NikkieTutorials, got here out to her over 12 million YouTube subscribers and over 13 million Instagram followers in an emotionally candid video.
“After I was youthful, I used to be born within the incorrect physique which signifies that I’m transgender. Now, so surreal saying this. Filming this video is horrifying but it surely feels so liberating and releasing,” de Jager stated within the 17-minute clip, which has since been seen greater than 16 million occasions and counting.
Following the social media star’s popping out, lots of de Jager’s well-known followers confirmed their assist. On Instagram, pop famous person Ariana Grande commented a sequence of emojis in solidarity with the wonder guru, “.”
One other pop singer, Kim Petras, stated that de Jager’s announcement “melted my complete coronary heart truthfully.”
“i’m so comfortable n proud for @NikkieTutorials ur freee f-n stunning n a f-n legend . that s— had me emotional ,” tweeted Petras, who’s a trailblazer for transgender illustration within the music trade.
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Amber Rose additionally voiced her happiness for de Jager within the remark part, writing, “So proud and comfortable for you!!! ,” whereas dancer Maddie Ziegler commented, “so so superb.”
Dressmaker Marc Jacobs too shared form phrases for de Jager, commenting, “Thanks @nikkietutorials ,” and actress Lena Dunham dropped in a row of emojis beneath de Jager’s publish: “.”
“I wish to begin the yr off with the reality, I wish to begin the yr off by lastly revealing part of my life that has made me who I’m. I wish to speak about part of myself that makes me, me,” de Jager stated in her video. “I can’t imagine I’m saying this as we speak to all of you for the whole world to see however rattling it feels good to lastly do it.”
She added: “I’m NikkieTutorials and I’m Nikkie. I’m me. We don’t want labels. If we’re going to put a label on it, sure, I’m transgender. However on the finish of the day, I’m me. And on the finish of the day, you’re you.”
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Mr. & Mrs. Tutorials I had the consideration of presenting an award on the Netherlands’ greatest award present and Dylan was my date! THAT SUIT THO!!!!!!!!
A publish shared by NikkieTutorials (@nikkietutorials) on Oct 9, 2019 at 4:39pm PDT
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The social media star — whose most viral video “The Energy of Make-up” boasts a staggering 41 million views — thanked her mother for being supportive and accepting, revealing that she was allowed to develop her hair out at age 6 and put on lady’s garments a couple of years later.
De Jager was additionally upfront concerning the particulars of her transition, saying she was absolutely transitioned by 19 and transitioned whereas showing on YouTube.
Subsequent, de Jager touched on her relationship with fiancé, Dylan (who proposed to the YouTube star throughout a visit to Italy over the summer time) telling followers that she “wished she instructed him sooner” however that they’re dealing with issues privately.
De Jager stated she didn’t publicly disclose her transgender identification sooner as a result of she “needed my channel to be about my artwork.”
“On the finish of the day, my story is gorgeous,” she stated. “I’m pleased with my story. No extra holding again. No extra secrets and techniques.”