NikkieTutorials Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Brother, Fiance, Transgender, First Video, Instagram
NikkieTutorials whose real name is Nikkie De Jager is a popular beauty YouTuber who came out as transgender on January 13, 2020 in a YouTube video. She became popular through her “The Power of Makeup” video back in 2015.
In 2017 she was named by Forbes as one of the top 10 beauty influencers of the year. The same year she won the “YouTube Guru” award at the Shorty Awards, and the “Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star” at the Teen Choice Awards.
NikkieTutorials Age – How Old Is NikkieTutorials
Nikkie is 25 years old as of January 2020; she was born on March 2, 1994 in Wageningen, Netherlands.
NikkieTutorials Height – How Tall Is NikkieTutorials
Nikkie stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches.
NikkieTutorials younger stepbrother Mikai died at the age of 13, on May 24, 2018 due to cancer. In 2017 she opened about her younger stepbrother in one of her makeup tutorial videos where she shared that he was battling lymphatic cancer. He underwent chemotherapy and was declared cancer-free. The cancer however came back and unfortunately he passed away.
to my biggest hero, Mikai. now you can finally rest ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Fp2JTzIrqk
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) May 25, 2018
NikkieTutorials First Video
Nikkie uploaded her first YouTube video titled ‘Makeup Tutorial; My first official Look for YT’ on June 29, 2008 at the age of 14. She got inspired by Lauren Conrad’s makeup while she was home sick watching ‘The Hills’ on MTV. She started looking for tutorials on YouTube to recreate Lauren’s look and then was inspired to start making her own.
NikkieTutorials Make-Up Artist
De Jager enrolled in makeup coursework at B Academy in Amsterdam after two years of uploading videos on YouTube. In 2011 she signed to Colourfool Agency and began working as a professional makeup artist.
She became the head makeup artist for RTL5’s show I Can Make You a Supermodel with Paul Fisher in the fall of 2013. She left Colourfool Agency at the beginning of 2014 to work as a freelance hair and makeup artist.
NikkieTutuorials got engaged to her boyfriend Dylan Drossaers in August 2019 during a trip to Italy as they dined at a seaside restaurant. The couple began dating in the summer of 2018. Nikkie took to Instagram to share the good news with her fans and captioned the photo of Dylan hugging her simply: “YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES”
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During her coming out video she paid an emotional tribute to Drossaers. She said; “I’ve never met anyone like him. He is truly the most kindhearted man in my life ever. Our relationship moved so fast. I truly hope that people there, who are watching this, respect our relationship … that we can handle it privately.”
On January 13, 2020 NikkieTutorials revealed in a YouTube video titled “I’m Coming Out” that she was transgender. She revealed that she made the admission under the threat of blackmail and chose to tell her fans herself instead.
“Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always wanted to share with you one day, but under my own circumstances, and it looks like that chance has been taken away from me. So today, I am taking back my own power and I have to tell you something.”
She explained that she always wanted to be her own person, without any labels. “It’s time to let go and be truly free. When I was younger I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender.
I am NikkieTutorials, and I am Nikkie. I am me. We don’t need labels. But if we are going to put a label on it, yes, I am transgender. But at the end of the day I am me.”
She also revealed that she transitioned at the age of 19 but she always identified as a woman growing up. She said that at the age of seven or eight she fully wore girl’s clothes only “and it felt amazing.”
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