So inspiring! Popular YouTube Beauty Guru Ingrid Nilsen came out as gay to her 3.3 million subscribers and through emotional sobs, she told her incredible story in a brand new video.
Ingrid Nilsen, 26, is hoping to get a very important message across to her viewers and that is “we all deserve our best chance.” Her coming out video, posted on June 9, will surly inspire many people — watch Ingrid as she talks about her road to self acceptance and true happiness.
“There is something that I want you to know, and that something is that I’m gay,” Ingrid said and through tears she added, “and it feels so good to say that.”
“I have had this wall up for so much of my life, but it wasn’t like this brick or stone wall, I’ve described it to my friends as this glass wall, where you could see me but you were never getting all of me, because there was always that barrier there,” Ingrid goes on to explain in her video.
“One of the hardest things for me is that I have harbored so much guilt over the years because of my relationships and because I knew I wasn’t giving myself fully. It sucks to know you’ve put another person through that and you’ve kind of dragged them through the mud with you while you’re just so confused and all over the place. I eventually realized and came to terms with the fact that I will never be able to fully give myself to a man,” she said.
Ingrid recalled a time where she was so lost and confused and finally realized that it was time to just be herself. She said, “the thing that kept playing over and over in my head was ‘We all deserve our best chance’ and it’s time for me to give myself my best chance. I just felt like I was going to burst if I didn’t tell someone.”
Ingrid ended her video with these emotional closing thoughts: “I want to live my life unapologetically because I am proud of who I am and I am not going to apologize for who I am anymore. This is the life that I have always lived in my head and now it’s real, and I can’t believe it’s real. I am giving myself my best chance and so should you. I love you guys.”
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— Shira Benozilio