YouTuber NikkieTutorials Comes Out As Transgender After Being Blackmailed

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, News, World
Published 14.01.20

NikkieTutorials, the famous YouTuber known for her makeup tutorials, has come out as transgender after stating that she was more or less backed into a corner, regarding making the announcement.

It shouldn’t be in 2020, but sadly it’s still brave to come out as trans (or anything on the LGBTQ+ spectrum) these days. While the number of violent attacks may have gone down, the vastness of the internet means you’re never far from someone who has an issue with your beliefs, your looks or just you as a whole.


It’s sad, for sure, but the more people who come out, the less of a “thing” it will become and with time, the ignorant and abusive will be phased out of existence.

One person who has made the brave move to come out as transgender is YouTuber NikkieTutorials, who broke the news to her viewers in a recent video.



The 25-year-old has been a YouTube mainstay in the world of makeup tutorials for over ten years now and it was yesterday when she posted the video titledย I’m Coming Out.

Opening up about how she was forced into coming out after blackmail, she stated:

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.


It looks like that chance has been taken away from me, so today I am taking back my own power. When I was younger, I was born in the wrong body, which means I am transgender.


I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press.

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. The last thing I want in my life is for you to not trust me any more or to look at me with different eyes.

By the age of seven or eight I fully wore girl’s clothes only and it felt amazing.


She went on to add that she had fully undergone her transition by the time she was 19.

Good luck to Nikkie and her fiancee Dylan.

Images via Instagram