The Glow Babies are about to get lit: Their queen NikkieTutorials has been named online presenter of Eurovision 2020!
NikkieTutorials — real name Nikkie de Jager — is the world’s most influential beauty vlogger. Owing to her winning personality and ability to unlock the power of make-up, she’s amassed 13 million subscribers on YouTube and nearly 14 million followers on Instagram. She’s so good at her craft that A-list celebs including Lady Gaga,Kim Kardashian and Jessie J have all called on her to work her magic. They got that Nikkie glow!
Now she’s turning her well-manicured hands and winning personality to the song festival.
NikkieTutorials: Eurovision Song Contest online host
According to the EBU’s official statement, Nikkie is going to be one very busy woman.
“The Netherlands’ most famous internet star, makeup artist NikkieTutorials (Nikkie de Jager) will report on the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam via our online channels. She will also record a special backstage YouTube series with the participating artists, report from the red carpet during the Opening Ceremony and will be seen at all 3 live shows.”
Given that Moroccanoil — one of the world’s leading beauty brands — is the official sponsor, we expect that Nikkie will be unleashing the power of argan oil very soon.
NikkieTutorials: Make-up guru to #OpenUp at the Eurovision song festival
Nikkie’s selection ultimately comes down to her ease in front of the camera, likability and, of course, her massive following. But choosing Nikkie also fits with the broader theme of the 2020 contest: #OpenUp.
In recent weeks Nikkie was thrust into an even brighter spotlight when people attempted to blackmail her, threatening to reveal that she is a transgender woman. In their twisted logic she was “lying” to the world. In reality, coming out as transgender is a deeply personal decision. Nikkie has said she planned to tell the world eventually — and on her own terms — but then some baddie forced the issue.
Well Nikkie knows that she writes her story and she bravely came out as a transgender woman in a deeply moving Youtube video. It’s now amassed more than 33 million views and she’s subsequently appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show, living her truth in perhaps the most public way possible. And guess what, blackmailers? All this has done is endear Nikkie to the public even more. She responded to the shade in the most beautiful way possible: By sharing her story and heart with her followers.
The acceptance that Nikkie has felt — and the inspiration she has provided to people living in similar shoes — dovetails so nicely with this year’s theme of sharing and caring.
Our readers will be thrilled with today’s news. Nikkie placed second in our poll late last year, which asked you guys who you wanted to see host the Eurovision Song Contest.
Her enthusiasm for the show is so real that she even shared our online poll in October, along with a series of emojis: fingers crossed, shining heart, star.
Are you excited that NikkieTutorials will be backstage at Eurovision? Are you ready for her to work the red carpet? Let us know in the comments box down below!
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) October 25, 2019