YouTube Star From Gingers Do Have Souls Viral Video Reveals Gender Transition

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Talk about an inspiration!

On Tuesday, the YouTube star known for the 2010 Gingers Do Have Souls viral video revealed she is transgender.

Claire Kittrell, formerly known as Michael Kittrell, noted her recent five month hiatus from her channel CopperCab was due to the fact that she had officially decided to start her transition and undergo hormone replacement therapy.

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In the emotional video, Claire shared:

“I’m not going to live another year of my life pretending to be someone else. I’m just not going to do it. I know a lot of you are going to make fun of me. I know a lot of you are going to think that I’m joking. This is the hardest video I’ve ever made, because I’m not.”

Powerful stuff. While the Hollywood Hillbillies star confirmed she was bullied in the past for being a ginger, she added that she was also often picked on for being “more feminine than the other guys” at her conservative high school.

Regardless, it was Caitlyn Jenner‘s public transition that inspired the internet sensation to come to terms with who she really was as she explained:

“I’m not going to pretend to be someone else anymore. Not in front of the camera and not behind one. It may seem clich├â┬⌐, but Caitlyn Jenner helped me out a lot. I know that she gets a lot of flack because she is a lady of means. She has a lot of money and not every trans person can look like her because she’s able to afford surgery.”

Unfortunately, Claire currently doesn’t have the funds to pay for the surgery to help with her transition. Still, Miz Kittrell is content with simply trying to accept herself. In fact, Claire almost didn’t upload the video she teased over the weekend. Kittrell relayed on Twitter:

Tissues, anyone? Nonetheless, be sure to ch-ch-check out the inspirational video in its entirety for yourself (below)!

[Image via Twitter.]

Aug 3, 2016 7:25am PDT

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