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- I did not see myself as a role model

17. year in a row awards the Newspaper's "name" in Norway. The award is a hederspris to the one who has awakened commitment and attention in the course of the year that has passed.

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Here are the nominees for the "Year-name"

Among the ten nominees, together with names Gunhild Stordalen (39) and Knut Arild Hareide (46), we find 17-year-old Emma Ellingsen.

Many might know her best from the NRK tv-series "Born in the wrong body", where she candidly shared his story about being transkjønnet. The last year she has made great success on your own.

With its more than 600 000 followers on YouTube and Instagram, in the aggregate, have Ellingsen continued to share his story. By speaking English in their videos, she has also reached out to the audience abroad.

- It is very exciting to be nominated for such a great price. It is a proof that I have done something well, says Ellingsen to the Newspaper.

are ALL: Emma Ellingsen (17) became known when she was with in the documentary series "Born in the wrong body" on Tv2. In retrospect, she has received hundreds of thousands of followers in social media. Now bet she full on just social media - and want to be a spokesperson for transgender. Video: Emilie Rydning learn more about Emma and her story here: https://goo.gl/... Show more

For many Ellingsen become a large and important role model.17-year-old admits that she is not used to consider themselves as just this past.

More aware

- I do what I feel like doing, and what I think is important. I'm not doing what I'm doing to be a role model. I never saw myself as a role model before, but now I do it as there are several who believe that I'm there. It is very nice that people look at me like that, " she says.

By the time 17-year-old become more aware of the role she plays in society.

- Some people think I go against "what God thinks is okay" Dagbladet Plus

- I know a little of it that I have been given a serious role, and the need to I use properly. It is clear I have become a little more aware of what I'm doing and not doing. When I'm out with friends and stuff like that, for example, as I have always in mind how I behave to me. I would not want anyone to be left with a bad first impression or a bad experience of me, " she says.

But she does not know the pressure.

I continue to share what I want to share, and has no filter to replace, " she says.

OPEN: Influencer Emma Ellingsen (17) will be a spokesperson for people that are born in the wrong body. Now she shares his thoughts about his youth, love and infatuation. Reporter: Julie Solberg / Video: Emilie Rydning Show more Expose the school

In the autumn took the 17-year-old a year off from high school to bet on social media, and the dream to become a model.

Earlier in the year appeared she among other things up in the international magazine W magazine where she posed as a model, and shared his story about being born in the wrong body. The magazine compared her besides with the supermodel Kendall Jenner (23).

this country has Ellingsen among other things, appeared in the magazine Elle, and in the whole of the autumn, she has been one of several profiles in the TV-series "Generation Z" on the TV 2. She has also posed as a model for the French motemagasinet L'Officiel, with a larger interview about his story.

ATTENTION ABROAD: for The last year, Emma Ellingsen received a great deal of attention abroad, and graced major international magazines where she has shared her story. Photo: Faksimiler from nettutgavene to W magazine, and L'Officiel View more

In a previous interview with the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet has Ellingsen expressed excitement to have been noticed by such great magazines. Nevertheless, it is the story about to be transkjønnet she wants to share, and which she believes is the most important thing with these jobs.

I think it is important to tell my story, so that I can be with to normalize it to be transkjønnet. It is important to show that this is completely normal, also, it is nice to be able to help others in the same situation, she said at the time.

That the choice to take a year off from school was correct, and there is no doubt, according to 17-year-old. When Dagbladet talking with her today, she has currently no plan to put themselves back in school with the first.

Will of course tell that I'm in love with that I'm born in the wrong body

I want to finish high school, but I do not know when it will be yet, and whether it is in school or across studies. I have no plan about it properly yet, the school must currently wait, " she says.

Big plans

Emma Ellingsen has namely big plans for the coming year, and already have several projects on the go, which she currently can not reveal anything about.

the Plan is to continue as I have done until now, with some cool projects I'm doing. I am very proud of what I have to, and will continue to tell my story and be myself, " she says.

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NETTHETS: Emma Ellingsen is nominated for "this Year's influencer" and have been open about being born in the wrong body. Reporter: Ruben Pedersen Video: Frida Andersen Editing: Ørjan Ryland View more

- the Feedback I have received in the course of the year that has passed has made me very touched. It to talk with the people who follow me, that says that what I do means a lot to them, is very large, she continues.

And with that also comes new year's resolution Ellingsen has set itself for the new year:

new year's resolution is to share even more videos on YouTube, " she says.

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