In her last YouTube video from 2020, influencer and makeup artist NikkieTutorials pondered her whirlwind of a year that included being transgender in public after she was blackmailed by people trying to get her story out to the media and robbed at gunpoint next to her fiancé Dylan Drossaers in their Dutch homeland.
In a fan Q&A, Nikkie, whose full name is Nikkie de Jager, talked about coming out less than a year ago.
“I came out under pressure and by the time I said this a couple of times I felt like I was going to lose everything. Thank god I didn’t,” she said. “I don’t know if I can say that, but to whoever tried to blackmail me, honey, look at me now.”
The artist he recently worked with Selena Gomez In a YouTube video, she added that she doesn’t like the way the conversation turned away from her accomplishments after she revealed she was transgender.
“The only thing I feared at the beginning was that whatever I’d achieved or achieved in life would no longer be ‘Oh Nikkie won it’ or ‘Nikkie did it’,” she explained. “I was afraid it was going to be, ‘Oh Nikkie the transgender won this and achieved that.’ That happened, and if you’re part of the media you have to stop, okay? I don’t care what I am, I’m Nikkie, okay? So if I win a prize, I’ll win a prize! “