"I've literally grown up and transformed into me in front of all of you", de Jager explained that she transitioned fully by the time she was 19 when she had already started filming YouTube videos.
"Everything felt so magical, so good, that I was afraid to lose him if I would tell my full story. I wanted to be my own person, my own identity, my own human being without any rules, without any labels, without any restrictions", she said.
"I want to start the year off with the truth, I want to start the year off by finally revealing a part of my life that has made me who I am". "I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who feel misunderstood", she says with power and confidence that's sure to inspire everyone, transgender or otherwise. "When I was younger I was born in the wrong body which means that I am transgender", she explains, saying she's always wanted to share this part of herself with her community but couldn't find the right timing.
Nikkie revealed that she didn't tell her fiance Dylan Drossaers her truth at first, but he knows now.More news: Ethnic minorities and women mostly miss out while 'Joker' tops Oscars list
She added: "Ever since, I was born, I've always thought that I was a girl and I just couldn't understand why I had short hair or why I had to wear pants and a t-shirt or why couldn't I wear dresses".
In the last few minutes of the video, Nikkie reveals that she was pressured to came out following threats of blackmail.
"I transitioned while on YouTube", de Jager said. Apparently we live in a world where other people hate on people that are truly themselves. So, Dylan and I, we clicked and he didn't know. I came out of her and there was a surprise.
The announcement was always something she was going to share with her 12 million loyal followers - AKA "Glow Babies" - on her terms, when she was ready, however the YouTuber's revelation was forced prematurely after she was blackmailed by people threatening to leak her story to the press.More news: Musharraf: Death penalty for ex-Pakistan president thrown out
She later flipped off the blackmailer in question, saying, "So for those who tried to blackmail me and thought they could really mess up my life with that, this one's for you - I hope you can sit nice on it".
The star vlogger then opens up about her childhood, and explains how she always identified as a woman growing up. She had not because she said she wanted the channel to be about her art. "It was frightening to know there were people out there that are so evil that they can't respect someone's true identity".
"I wait [to] tell my full story until I know I'm in good hands, because people out there are scary and risky". It is vile and it is gross.More news: Ligue 1 Wrap: African Star Denies Paris Saint-Germain Victory In