Who Is Ingrid Nilsen? 7 Things To Know About The YouTube Beauty Star Who Came Out As Gay In Viral Video

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There's a new name making headlines at Us WeeklyPeople and TIME: Ingrid Nilsen. The 26-year-oldYouTube beauty guru -- she has over 3 million subscribers -- is reaching a wider audience thanks to a touching viral video in which she comes out as gay.

"Okay, I'm doing this. I guess I am just going to get right to it: there's something that I want you to know. And that something is I'm gay! It feels so good to say that," Ingrid says in the 19-minute video before tearing up.

"I'm shaking right now because this moment is real and it's here. And I've been waiting for this a long time," she adds.

Want to learn more about Ingrid? Watch her video below and read on to learn 7 things you need to know:


1. She's a YouTube beauty star.

 Ingrid's YouTube beauty, hair and styling tutorials -- posted as "Miss Glammorazzi" -- have earned her over 3 million subscribers! Her most popular videos include looks at her bedtime and morning routines, a look at her makeup storage and an apartment tour.

2. She's been making YouTube videos for six years.
 Her first video was a tutorial on how to get flawless red lips, posted way back in 2009!

 3. You might recognize her from "Project Runway."
 Ingrid was a judge on "Project Runway: Threads."

 4. ... or CoverGirl.
 Ingrid was a CoverGirl Glambassador in 2014.

 5. She joined YouTube to help her self-confidence.
 In 2013, Ingrid told Teen Vogue, "I first started making videos because I made a goal to do things that I was afraid of in order to get out of my shell because I'd always been a pretty shy person. Making a YouTube video was the perfect idea because I was absolutely terrified of being in front of a camera."

 6. She's a social media star.
 Ingrid's YouTube popularity has translated to other social media sites: she has 1.2 million followers on Instagram, 811K followers on Twitter and 630K followers on Facebook.

 7. Her fans agree -- she's an inspiration.

 The comments on Ingrid's coming out video are almost unanimously supportive. "you're one true idol, you bravery and inspiration is so encouraging to me. thank u lots," says the top rated comment. 



This article was originally published on Fashion & Style

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