YouTube star NikkieTutorials has made history as the first trans woman to cover The Knot magazine.

Since the age of 14, Nikkie de Jager has been a staple in the social media sphere for her breathtaking make-up tutorials and larger-than-life celebrity collaborations – including videos with Lady Gaga, Jessie J and Bebe Rexha.

Alongside her successful career as a beauty influencer, the young talent also made headlines after she came out as a transgender woman in her powerful 17-minute video titled ‘I’m Coming Out’.

In the clip, she opened up about her journey and revealed that her coming-out moment was taken away from her by an unidentified blackmailer.

“So today, I am taking back my own power and I have to tell you something. When I was younger I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender. I am NikkieTutorials, and I am Nikkie. I am me,” she said.

Since that day, Nikkie has continued to break barriers in the industry.

On 25 July, the makeup mogul became the first out trans woman to cover the wedding magazine The Knot.

“We are honored to have NikkieTutorials as our cover star for the Fall issue of The Knot Magazine as she is a testament of authenticity that we hope will inspire many couples,” said The Knot’s Senior Beauty and Fashion Editor Shelly Brown, as reported by People.


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Alongside her breathtaking cover, Nikkie sat down with the publication and opened up about her coming out journey and impending nuptials to her fiancé Dylan Drossaers.

“When I had to click publish on my coming-out video, it was a very scary moment because you don’t know what the future will bring,” she revealed.

Although publishing the video was a frightful moment for the beloved star, she went on to say that her soon-to-be husband was with her every step of the way.

“He was everything I hoped he would be for me in that period because he was super, super supportive. He was with me throughout every second,” she recalled.

“He took my hand and looked me in the eyes and said, ‘You’re going to publish this. We’re going to be fine. You got this. Whatever happens happens, but know that we have each other, and it’ll be just fine.’

“When [Dylan] said that, I was like, ‘This man is never leaving me, and I’m never leaving this man.’ I thought, ‘That’s my person. He is mine until the end of time.'”

You can read Nikkie’s interview with The Knot in full here.