In her final YouTube video of 2020, influencer and make-up artist NikkieTutorials mirrored on her whirlwind of a 12 months, which included publicly popping out as transgender after she was blackmailed by individuals trying to leak her story to the media and getting robbed at gunpoint alongside her fiancé Dylan Drossaers of their Netherlands dwelling.
In a fan Q&A, Nikkie, whose full identify is Nikkie de Jager, talked about popping out simply shy of 1 12 months in the past.
“I came out under pressure and at the time, I’ve said this a couple times, I felt like I was going to lose it all. Thank god I didn’t,” she mentioned. “I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but to the one who tried to blackmail me, honey, look at me now. “
The artist, who not too long ago collaborated with Selena Gomez in a YouTube video, added that she does not like how the dialog shifted from her accomplishments after she shared she was transgender.
“The one thing that I feared in the beginning was that everything that I accomplished or achieved in life, it would no longer be, ‘Oh Nikkie won this’ or ‘Nikkie did that,'” she defined. “I was scared that it would become, ‘Oh Nikkie, the transgender, won this and achieved that.’ That has happened, which, if you’re part of the media, you need to stop that, okay? I doesn’t matter what I am, I’m Nikkie, okay? So if I win an award, I win an award ! “