YouTube Star and Blogger Ingrid Nilsen Comes Out as Gay

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When YouTube star Ingrid Nilsen joined us for AOL Build back in April, it turns out she was actually keeping a secret which she just revealed in a YouTube video: she's gay.

The beauty blogger, who has more than 3.3 million followers on her YouTube channel, just came out in an emotional video. "It feels so good to say that!" the 26-year-old personality explains tearfully after announcing she's gay. "This is not something that I chose. This is something that is a part of me and has always been a part of me."

As for why she waited so long to go public, Ingrid says she suppressed her sexuality growing up because being gay wasn't accepted and even had serious relationships with guys she dated. "I feel really, really lucky because the last man I was with and will ever be with has just been so kind and respectful and supportive through all of this," she says.

"This is me and the fact that I'm gay is a part of me...and I'm so excited!" she concludes. We're so glad she can finally be open with her fans and live her truth! Congratulations, Ingrid.

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