The 25-year-old revealed she had been forced to make the public announcement after being horrifically blackmailed and was "taking back her own power" by posting a video sharing her story.
"Planet earth is full of labels and I never felt comfortable with labels. I wanted to be my own person, my own identity, my own human being, without any rules, without any labels and without any restrictions." she explained.
"I wanted to start the year off by finally revealing a part of my life that has made me who I am. I can't believe I'm saying this today, to all of you, for the entire world to see, but damn it feels good to finally do it. It's time to let go and be finally free.
"When I was younger I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender."
Explaining that she always planned to share her personal story, but didn't want to put a label on herself or be seen as different. "The number one thing on my channel is my love for makeup. Nothing else changes."
In an emotional segment, Nikkie revealed that while her mum was pregnant, she had been so convinced she was having a girl that she never asked to check the sex of her baby during her scans.
"She was convinced that she was going to have a girl and out came me. It was a surprise to my mum and a surprise to me as soon as I had brains to think with."
While her mum did have the girl she always wanted, Nikkie explained the journey she went on to get to that point, with her mum firmly by her side.
"Ever since I was born, I've always thought that I was a girl and I couldn't understand why I had short hair and why I had to wear trousers and a t-shirt and why I couldn't I wear dresses.
"I played with dolls and nail polish. My mum knew immediately that I was either going to be gay or a different kind of story.
With her supportive mum by her side, Nikkie began her transition at just 6 years old.
"By the age of six I grew my hair out, people at my school knew and I think by the age of seven/eight I fully wore girls clothes only and the teachers were so supportive about it.
Despite having supportive school teachers and parents, Nikkie described how hard it was (and still is) to constantly have to share such a private matter with people around her.
"I've always lived my youth as a girl and the hardest part about living your youth as a girl when you're not officially a girl yet, is that you have to tell people in your life who you truly are, even though you feel trapped.
"Meeting new people, growing close to them and telling them a side to your life that you don't even want to talk about because you hate that part of your life, you don't want that to be a part of your life, you don't want to be known for that single part of your life. But still you have to and that is so hard."
After taking hormones and taking growth stoppers at 14, Nikkie fully transitioned at age 19 whilst posting YouTube videos.
Nikkie also shared the reaction from her fiancé, Dylan, who she got engaged to in August 2019.
"In my love life it is flipping scary trusting someone enough to be truly you. So for me I wait to tell my full story until I know that I'm in good hands because people out there are scary and dangerous.
"So Dylan and I clicked and he didn't know, he knows now about my past, but I wish I told him sooner. Everything felt so magical, so good that I was afraid to lose him if I told my full story, and at the point I told him my full story of course he was shocked but that is a private matter that we're dealing with and one I'm so proud that we're able to deal with."
Finally, addressing her blackmailers directly, Nikki made a powerful statement.
"I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press. At first it was frightening, it was frightening to know that there are people out there that are so evil that they can't respect someone's true identity. It is vile and it is gross.
"They said they wanted to leak it because I'm lying, or that I don't want to tell my truth or because I'm too scared for people to know who I truly am.
"I'm not scared. Today's the day I am free and I get to be me finally. Please know that this doesn't change anything about me. My love for makeup has always been real, I have always been real."
We have more respect for Nikkie than we ever thought possible and we are so proud of her for sharing her story with all of us.
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