Kris Tyson has bravely announced that she is a woman and has shared her new name and pronouns. She gained a large following because she appears in the videos of her childhood best friend, MrBeast, who is the most subscribed YouTuber.
MrBeast’s Kris Tyson ‘Really Proud’ As She Shares New Name And Pronouns
Earlier this year, Tyson revealed her use of any pronouns and her decision to undergo hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after fans raised questions about her physical appearance in an April video.
In response to a tweet concerning Tyson's gender identity, she replied, stating that someone's journey of self-discovery does not always result in identifying as a specific gender (e.g., "x identity").
“However this is a great time to say trans rights are human rights. Let people exist and be happy. And if this makes you mad enjoy being on the wrong side of history looking back.”
Recently, Tyson had a candid sit-down interview with fellow YouTuber Anthony Padilla, where she openly discussed her gender identity and pronouns.
In the video uploaded on Friday, the two internet stars engage in a wide-ranging conversation, covering various topics.
During the interview with Padilla, Tyson shares that she has always identified as a woman and desired to gradually introduce her fanbase to her true identity, just as she experienced a similar process when discovering her authentic self.
When Padilla notes that Tyson arrived for the interview ‘fully presenting as a woman’, Tyson happily confirmed: “Because I am a woman! She/her!”
She continued: “I’ve been fully confident in that decision for over a year now. My idea was to play catch-up with the internet in the way that I discover myself.”
Tyson explains that as she began growing out her hair and making changes to her appearance, she had a sense of uncertainty about her identity, but she was certain that she did not identify as cisgendered.
She added: “I needed the freedom to express myself and figure out who I was and for a while I was gender fluid.”
On her journey to discovering her identity, Tyson stated: “I’m very proud of who I was and how I’ve gotten here - it took me a long time to get here - but I’m finally here so I’m not ashamed of all of that or anything, I’m actually really proud of it.”
Fans who watched the video flooded the comments section with messages of support for the YouTube star, as one read: "I’m so happy that Kris is finally comfortable with being herself! love her so much! She’s so strong. managing to be herself although many people are hating on her. she’s truly amazing. love you Kris."
A second person penned: "It brings me so much joy to see as big a creator as Kris slowly ease into herself and set a precedent of trans visibility within an online space as large as hers! Imagine the amount of young queer children who will feel increasingly comfortable in their identities through Kris. Her bravery will enkindle so much good I know it."
While third said: “I was hoping Anthony’s community would support Kris, she deserves it after all. It’s nice to see supportive people on the internet for once. Sending so much love to Kris.”
A fourth penned: “I’m so happy for her!!! This was so interesting and beautiful!! Everyone in this world deserves to be their true selves! Thanks for sharing Kris.”