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YouTuber NikkieTutorials Reveals She's Transgender

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By Whitney Vasquez

YouTube sensation NikkieTutorials has revealed she's transgender in an emotional new video. The Dutch beauty YouTuber, who has done makeup transformations on Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian, uploaded a video titled "I'm Coming Out" on Monday and told her 12.4 million subscribers, "When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender." Saying this is something she's always wanted to share with her followers "but under my own circumstances," NikkieTutorials announced, "it looks like that chance has been taken away from me."

Taking Back Her Power:

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"Today, I am taking back my own power," the beauty star said. Getting right to it, she revealed the news. "I want to talk about a part of myself that makes me, me," NikkieTutorials began. "Damn, it feels good to finally do it." That is, that she's a transgender woman. "I am here to openly share that I am transgender. And with this message, I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who feel misunderstood," she said. "This world needs us. We need to accept each other. We need to respect each other. But most of all, we need to hear each other and understand."

Speaking Her Truth:

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While telling her truth may not have been on her own terms, it speaks volumes to the woman she is. "It doesn’t matter what type of label someone belongs to, what kind of hair color someone has, the type of clothing they wear, their height, their weight, their size, the way they look, the way they want to express themselves," she stated in the video. "It is 2020, and it is time for us to understand, accept, hear, and respect. The time for you to love yourself and express yourself the way you truly feel is now."

Nikkie Gets Support:

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Ending her video with an inspirational message, NikkieTutorials seemed happy to finally reveal the news. "I have taken that step many years ago — many years ago. But I’m fighting my battles every single day. I know you guys are out there, too. It won’t be easy, but damn, it will be so worth it," she said. Fans are showing NikkieTutorials support by applauding her over the video, including Benefit Cosmetics who commented, "You are so, SO loved, Nikkie! Here’s to freedom."

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