This is Nikkie De Jager, aka NikkieTutorials who has 12.7 million subscribers on YouTube made a confession on Monday, Jan. 13. She is a popular YouTuber who shares beauty tips and amazing makeup hacks but it turned out she has a big secret.

"I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who feel misunderstood,” she said in her video. “I hope by me standing up, and being free, that it inspires others to do the same to truly live your life like you wanted and the way you deserve.”

It turned out that De Jager is a transgender and she is finally revealing this truth about herself. She said that it is a new year and she feels good about coming out, saying it is really liberating

“Yes I am transgender, but at the end of the day I am me and at the end of the day, you are you," she admitted.  

According to CNN News, Nikkie’s confession resulted from a threat where she is being blackmailed for sexual orientation. It was said that the 25-year-old YouTuber decided to just come out and tell everything by herself instead of the report being revealed by bad people. Here are five things you should know about Nikkie: 

1. Her Coming Out as Transgender

Nikkie knew that she was born in the wrong body as early as six years old. At that time, she said that she is already fully wearing clothes for girls. When she turned 14, she started her transition by taking hormones and growth-stoppers so when she was 19, her looks completely changed to a woman and her family embraced her for who she is. 

2. Her Boyfriend

The transgender has a boyfriend too and they are already engaged after more than a year of dating. The proposal took place during their trip to Italy in August 2019. The guy is called Dylan but his last name is not revealed. 

Nikkie shared that it took time before she told him about her sexual orientation and wished she did it sooner because there’s no problem at all as he accepted her for who she is. At the end of her confessional video, she said that she is still the Nikkie they knew, nothing changed. 

3. Her First YouTube Video

Meanwhile, Nikkie began her tutorials when she was still a teenager. Her very first video on YouTube where she taught how to do makeup on the eyes was uploaded in June 2008. 

4. Her Height 

Nikkie towers at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 203 pounds. Her distinctive features include high cheekbones, blue eyes and a tattoo on her hand. The popular YouTuber is a Pisces who was born in Wageningen, Netherlands.

5. Other Things To Know 

Nikkie De Jager appeared in the Forbes’ list of top beauty influencers in 2017. She was also given the "YouTube Guru" award at the Shorty Awards in that same year. Her other notable recognition includes the Teen Choice Awards’ "Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star."