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Nikkie De Jager


Nikkie De Jager is a transgender Dutch makeup artist and beauty vlogger. Nikkie De Jager is also a professional hairstylist. She has a YouTube channel,’ NikkieTutorials’ with more than 13.2 million subscribers. Likewise, her Instagram account, @nikkietutorials has garnered 14.4 M followers.

Early Life and Education

Nikkie De Jager cried for the first time on 2nd March 1994. She is 30 years old. She was born in the town of Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Her mother is also a beautician who runs her online shop. But, her identity hasn’t been revealed by Nikkie. Likewise, her father’s details have also remained confidential. Both of her parents are of European descent.

Nikkie has two siblings. Both are her brothers. Sad to say, her younger brother, Mikai died of cancer on May 25, 2018.

Regarding her other birth details, she is Netherlandish and white of Caucasian is her ethnicity. Nikkie holds Dutch citizenship. She was born with the astronomical sign Pisces. In one of her videos, she declared that she is transgender.

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Caption: Nikkie with her mom, Source: Instagram

Reflecting on her educational background, we don’t know where she did her schooling. But for her makeup courses, she enrolled in B Academy in Amsterdam. Other than that, there is not much information on her educational journey.


In 2017, Nikkie De Jager won the Youtube Guru award. Similarly, she brought the Teen Choice Award home the same year for Choice Fashion/Beauty Web Star. Furthermore, she was nominated for the E! People’s Choice Awards in the year 2018.

Beauty vlogger, Nikkie worked with Colourful Agency. Also, she worked as the head makeup artist for RTL5’s show.

Nikkie De Jager – Net Worth 2024

Her Youtube channel, ‘Nikkietutorials’ has a good deal of subscribers. As a makeup guru, she has accumulated a handsome amount of money to live a luxurious life. It is estimated that she has a net worth of $6 million.

Relationship Status

Reflecting on his sexual orientation, she is transgender. On January 13, 2020, she uploaded a video to her YouTube channel, titled “I’m Coming Out”, in which she announced that she is transgender and that she had been coerced by someone who threatened to make her assigned gender public.

Similarly, she underwent her transition in her childhood and teens.

Nikkie is already engaged to her boyfriend, Dylan Drossaers. The couple got engaged when they were traveling in Italy in August 2019.

Before getting engaged to Dylan, she dated Rick Smit. After a long-term relationship, they parted ways in May 2018. It is rumored that the reason for their break up is unfaithfulness of Rick.

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Caption: Nikkie De Jager with Dylan, Source: Instagram

Nikkie De Jager – Social Media

Nikkie De Jager has a massive fan following of 13.8M on her Instagram account. She is a verified user of Instagram under the username @nikkietutorials.

Similarly, her Twitter account with the username @NikkieTutorials has almost 1.9M followers. Nikkie is also a verified user on Twitter.

Likewise, her Facebook account with the name @NikkieTutorials has 1.1M followers. All of her social media is verified.

Nikkie is available on Snapchat under the handle, Nikkietutorials. Her YouTube channel has amassed 13.2 M until now.

Early Career and Meteoric Rise

Nikkie De Jager’s fame rose quite miraculously. One day, when she was sick out of boredom she was watching MTV’s The Hill. Lauren Conrad, Heidi, Montag, and Audrina Patridge’s makeup inspired her to the next level.

After that, she started to surf YouTube in search of makeup tutorials. At the age of 14, she created her YouTube channel and uploaded her first video ‘Makeup Tutorial; My First Official Look for YT‘ Her first-ever video has had 3.8 M views so far. She started makeup and Halloween tutorials, and experimental and new-look videos.

After joining B Academy, in 2011, Nikkie De Jager signed a contract with Colorful Agency. She worked on projects such as Holland’s and Benelux’s Next Top Model, Miljoenenjacht, and The Face.

She began to work there as a professional makeup artist. After two years, Jager became the head artist for RTL5’s show in 2013  with Paul Fisher.

In 2014, after working for 3 years, she left Colorful Agency to work as a freelance makeup artist. Her Youtube video, ‘The Power of Makeup went viral and it brought enormous popularity in 2015.

The Power of Make-up

“The Power of Make-up” was an online movement. It broke the internet with the half face of girls with make-up and the other half with the natural look.

She started that half-make-up face trend because she was unrecognized by the people out there in her natural look.

She had a strong conviction that make-up is a form of art and is not applied to hide the natural look. Nikkie wanted people to accept that applying make-up is not to look beautiful in the eyes of others. Makeup guru, Nikkie soon became an inspiration to most of the girls.

Soon after that, she started to get featured in magazines, and various articles for her incredible works. De Jager’s video also appeared on Good Morning America, with professional makeup artists giving models the half-makeup look onscreen.

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Caption: The Power of Make-up by Nikkie De Jager, Source: The Sun

As a Youtuber

Makeup Tutorial; My first official Look for YT is her first-ever video on her YouTube channel ‘NikkieTutorials‘. It was uploaded on June 29, 2008.

During these 11 years, it has garnered 3.8M views. ‘Makeup Tutorial: Neutral Look’, ‘Makeup Tutorial: Neutral Look’, and ‘NikkieTutorials |; Arabic Golden Yellow Look’ is her oldest videos.

‘THE TRUTH… Sailor Moon x ColourPop Makeup Review’  is the most recent video of her. Uploaded on the 28th of February, it has garnered 616k views already.

Furthermore,I Should’ve Given Myself A Different Name… FIRST LETTER Makeup Challenge’, ‘JEFFREE STAR Blood Lust Collection Review… THE TRUTH!’ are videos uploaded this month on her channel, ‘Nikkietutorials’.

Likewise, ‘The Power of MAKEUP!’ is her viral video of her. It has amassed 41 million views so far. Similarly, ‘I’m Coming Out, and ‘FULL FACE USING ONLY KIDS MAKEUP Challenge’ are the two videos that have crossed 30 million views among other videos.


It was announced in January 2019, that she would serve as the Global Beauty Adviser for Marc Jacobs Beauty.

Nikkie De Jager has collaborated with beauty brands Ofra and Maybelline. Likewise, her line with Ofra in 2017 included liquid lipsticks and a highlighter palette.

In December 2019, she collaborated with Lady Gaga, advancing and giving away her makeup brand Haus Laboratories.

On February 10, 2020, it was announced that she would be the online host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

The event was going to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Unfortunately, the event was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She did appear as co-host in the replacement show Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, broadcast on May 16, 2020, where she informed the show’s online content live to the public.


In September 2017, she participated in the Dutch game show The Big Escape. In January 2019, she competed in the nineteenth season of the popular Dutch reality game show Wie is de Mol.

Similarly, Nikkie De Jager had to leave the competition in the third episode. Also, In 2019, she even appeared as a guest judge on BBC Three’s version of Glow Up.

In January 2020, after her coming-out video became popular, she got an opportunity to guest star on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she talked about her experience coming out as transgender.

In September 2020, Wiwibloggs announced that she would be a guest judge on Drag Race Holland, the Dutch version of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Nikkie De Jager – Body Measurements

Extremely talented Nikkie De Jager stood quite tall. Her height is 6′ 2¾” but her exact weight is unknown. However, there is a record that she weighs 88 kg but she has lost a significant amount of weight after that, i.e. approximately 22 kg weight loss.

Nikkie has a stunning body. Her body measurements are 38-32-44 inches as per Celebsfact. Her dark-Brown eyes and Blonde hair color add extra beauty to her face.