Nikkie de Jager (also known as NikkieTutorials) revealed in an emotional YouTube video on Monday that she’s a transgender woman.
Since uploading the video, titled “I’m Coming Out,” de Jager has received thousands of encouraging messages from influencers, celebrities, and fans alike.
For the first time since sharing her journey, de Jager spoke out in an Instagram story posted Monday night.
The YouTuber said she “never even dared to dream” about the support she’s received, and is now taking some time for herself to reflect.
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Nikkie de Jager, also known as NikkieTutorials, is thanking fans and friends for supporting her after coming out as transgender.
In an emotional Instagram story posted on Monday night, the beauty YouTuber said she was surprised by how many people responded positively to her latest YouTube video, titled “I’m Coming Out.” She previously said on YouTube that she transitioned by the age of 19, and only shared her journey in 2020 after people threatened to leak her story to the press.
“Good morning! Um, hello,” de Jager said on Instagram. “I uploaded my video yesterday — I was expecting a lot of situations, but what happened last night is something I never, never even would dare to dream about.”
“The incredible amount of love and support and warmth means so much to me, and I just thank you,” she continued. “Thank you. I’m gonna take today to just read everything, take it all in, process, and be free.”
De Jager then re-shared some of the messages she got in response to her YouTube video. One screenshot included support from Ariana Grande, Maddie Ziegler, makeup artist Patrick Ta, Sephora, and MAC Cosmetics. The YouTuber wrote “I can’t thank you enough” over the photo.
For her final post of the day, de Jager chose to share an Instagram story she created after filming her coming out video.
“Filmed this after my coming out video yesterday, and thought me moving into the light was very fitting,” de Jager wrote over the video.
Representatives for Nikkie de Jager did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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