DUTCH YouTube star and makeup guru Nikki de Jaeger shocked the world when she revealed she was transgender in an emotional video in 2020.
The influential star said her decision was due to someone trying to expose her publicly.
Who is Nikki de Jaeger?
Nikki is one of the most popular beauty bloggers with 13.9 million YouTube subscribers.
Born in the Netherlands, the vlogger frequently posts celebrity makeup tutorials and often collaborates with other beauty influencers such as Jeffree Star.
A Dutch citizen shared a video on her YouTube channel titled “I’m getting out”.
In it, she says, “I was born in the wrong body, which means I’m transgender.”
She continues, “Planet Earth is full of labels, and I’ve never been comfortable with labels. I wanted to be myself, my own person. My own person.
“I am me. I’m still Nikki. Nothing changes in this. The last thing I want in my life is for you to no longer trust me, or look at me with different eyes, or look at me differently, or think that I have changed.
“I want to inspire little Nikkis around the world who are feeling insecure, feeling out of place, feeling misunderstood – I hope I stand up and be free, that it will inspire others to do the same – truly live their lives, the way you wanted and the way you deserve.
“It’s 2020: it’s time for us to understand, accept, hear and respect.”
What is the net worth of Nikki de Jager?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the beauty blogger is worth an estimated $6 million.
The beauty guru has earned a decent amount of money through her cosmetic talents.
Nikki’s impressive makeup brush talents earned her the title of Marc Jacobs’ first art advisor, and in 2017, the star was even named to Forbes’ “Top Influencers” list.
How tall is Nikki de Jaeger?
Nikki is six foot one.
In an emotional video that Nikki posted to her YouTube channel, Nikki talks about her experience of being “born in the wrong body” and talks about her transition.
She reveals that she started taking hormone blockers and growth blockers at the age of 14 — and that without them she would actually be much taller — until a “complete” transition at 19.
How old is Nikki de Jaeger?
Nikki is 28 years old and has been vlogging since she was a teenager.
The star first began secretly creating her lessons in her bedroom at the age of 14.
Nikki rose to fame in 2015 after her YouTube video titled “The Power of Makeup”, which hit back at “infamous makeup” and showcased the transformative power of makeup, went viral.
In the seven-minute clip, she showed a stark contrast between herself with and without makeup.
Is Nikki de Jaeger in a relationship?
Nikki got engaged to Dylan Drossers after he proposed to her earlier this year during a romantic trip to Italy.
The couple met through a mutual friend and prefers to keep their relationship under wraps.
In a YouTube video, Nikki spoke about her relationship with her partner Dylan: “Dylan is a very, very special guy. I’ve never met anyone like Dylan.
“He is truly the kindest person I have ever met in my life.
“Dylan and I got together and he didn’t know. Now he knows, Dylan knows about my past, but I wish I had told him sooner.
“Everything seemed so magical, so good, that I was afraid of losing him if I told my whole story.
“The moment I told him my whole story, he was, of course, shocked, but this is a private matter that we deal with.”
She adds: “Dylan is such a strong and inspiring person and I’m honored to be by his side.”