Nikkie Tutorials was always planning on coming out but what nearly robbed of doing it on her own terms when a blackmailer threatened to leak that she was a transgender woman. The Youtuber spoke with Ellen Degeneres about the situation.
Nikkie made her debut on Ellen where she received a warm welcome from the talk show host. Although it was a frightening experience, Nikkie is thankful that it happened — not for the blackmailer.
She explained: ‘A couple of weeks ago, I got emails from a certain person and he was not okay with the fact that I was ‘lying’ and wanted to expose that. So he had a very pressuring tone of voice and he was like, ‘If we don’t get an answer by tomorrow, it’s out.”
She added that she felt like the person wanted to destroy her life but it had the opposite effect — she is free now.
The beauty vlogger revealed that she cried the whole time when she uploaded the video but was comforted by her fiance.
‘He was like, ‘You can do it, you can do it.’ He really pushed me to post it and he was like, ‘We’re going to get through this, you’re going to be okay, you’re going to do this.”
Nikkie De Jager also revealed what the transitioning experience was like and the early signs she showed when she knew she was female.
‘My mom is a queen. Mama Tutorials is a queen. Even when we went to the hospital to see what was going on, doctors were like, ‘You know, don’t push it too far; let’s see where it goes.’ But then I came home and I was like, mom, I really want to wear girl clothes, and she was like, ‘If you want to wear girl clothes, you’re going to wear them’ even though doctors were like, ‘You might want to wait with that a bit.”
It’s great to see that such a traumatic experience brewed such an amazing opportunity to share her story.