YouTuber NikkieTutorials Says “Don’t Meet Your Idols” Following “Cold” Experience On ‘Ellen’

Transgender beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials has opened up about her disappointing experience on The Ellen Show.

In a new Q&A with the Dutch publication &C, the star says her time on the show wasn’t as fun as she had hoped, even describing Ellen DeGeneres as “distant and cold.”

“Call me naive, but I kind of expected to be welcomed with confetti cannons: ‘Welcome to The Ellen DeGeneres Show!’ But instead I was greeted by an angry intern who was a bit overworked,” the makeup artist said, in a translation of the interview.

“I was expecting a Disney show, but got Teletubbies after dark.”

She was even more disappointed when she was told that she’d have to use the public restroom, while other guests had a “private toilet.”

The 26-year-old shares, “I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet, because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers. Why do they get a private toilet, I thought.”

Nikkie said she appreciates the opportunity she had because it was great for “people who didn’t know me,” but felt the interview left her fans wanting “more news.”

“I am happy with the experience,” she concluded.

This isn’t the first time Nikkie’s opened up about the “cold” vibe on The Ellen Show.

In January, the makeup artist went on the Dutch show De Wereld Draait Door and told the host that she felt the comedian “wasn’t as nice” as she thought she’d be. She recalled, in a translation from Dutch, “It’s nice that you say ‘hi’ before the show… she didn’t. Ellen is just such a different world.”

When asked if the host was “distant and cold,” Nikkie responded, “Just a little,” before adding, “It was a huge honour to be on that stage with Ellen, but it wasn’t as nice as I thought.”

Her big takeaway from the experience? Although she hopes to meet her queen Adele someday, “after Ellen I figured, don’t meet your idols.”