“I hope that getting up and being free will inspire others to do the same. To really live your life as you would like, and as you deserve it,

A popular YouTube personality is flooding with support after revealing himself as transgender in a recent video, a revelation he said was caused by an attempt to blackmail.

In a video titled "I & # 39; m Coming Out," Nikkie de Jager, who vlogs and shares makeup tutorials under the name of "NikkieTutorials" on YouTube, said he had always planned to tell his followers about his personal journey, but I had not yet decided at the right time

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Then, De Jager explained that he had "taken" the opportunity, so he decided to reveal the news for himself in an attempt to recover the "power" of his blackmailers.

“I hope that getting up and being free will inspire others to do the same. To really live your life as you would like, and as you deserve it. This world needs us, ”she said.

Then he added: "It won't be easy, but damn it, it will be worth it."

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De Jager also talked about his childhood, explaining that she had always felt that "she was born in the wrong body." However, it was not until he was 19 that he became a woman, he said.

In the end, De Jager admitted that she felt liberated by revealing the truth to the followers.

“I hope that getting up and being free will inspire others to do the same. To really live your life as you would like, and as you deserve it,

“I hope that getting up and being free will inspire others to do the same. To really live your life as you would like, and as you deserve it, "De Jager told his followers.
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Viewers contributed a lot of support in the comments section of the video, and some claimed to be inspired by the revelation.

"As a young trans person who is currently going through the transition process, I admire you a lot," one viewer wrote.

"Omg, I'm crying, this is a great inspiration," said another fan.

"I learned [sic] most of my makeup skills were yours while growing up and I couldn't be more proud [sic] of you dating, "said another follower." I think it's amazing and we women must stay together. "

"No one would have known [and] My God, we love you even more, ”someone else wrote.

De Jager's video, which was uploaded for the first time on Monday, has accumulated more than 18 million views through Tuesday afternoon.

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Associated Press contributed to this report.