|Real Name||Nikita Dragun|
|Date of Birth||January 31, 1996|
|Profession||YouTube Star, Make up Artist|
|Net Worth||$400,000 (Approx)|
Nikita Dragun Bio / Wiki
Nikita Dragun is a makeup artist and beauty guru. She also known as Mama Dragun and Nyc Dragun who has earned more than 2.8 million subscribers on YouTube by creating makeup tutorials, vlogs, and challenges. She is an icon to youth for transgender people for being open about her transformation from male to female. Her YouTube channel has crossed 2.5 million subscribers and she primarily creates videos on makeup tutorials, vlogs, challenges, and inspirational videos as well about her transition. She has also appeared as a model for the company Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In September 2017, she announced her first-ever collaboration with a brand and unveiled her line of three wigs – Saphira, Khaleesi, and Cassie – from Bellami Hair.
Nikita Dragun Stardom
Initially Nikita Dragun started sharing her picture on Instagram, in which she had a very controlled image. As an avid YouTube viewer she thought she can also start a YouTube channel and can share her controlled image over there. In the early days, she never talked about her sexuality as she thought her follower will realize her transition. However, gradually she realizes she should come out as a transgender. She finally posted the emotional and confessional video ‘I am transgender’ on December 28, 2015, which instantaneously went viral.
Growing up in Virginia, she never met any transgender before but she started getting helpful advice from people from the whole nation once she publicly announced her transition on YouTube which convinced her about the power of the platform. In mid-2015, as she started to gain popularity as a YouTuber, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met with more people from the LGBT community and began to feel more comfortable about her own transition. She decided to be real on the YouTube channel and decide to help others by documenting her journeys. As a result, she shared her hormone replacement therapy, going under the knife to change her body, and even showed people staples being pulled out of her skull.
Nikita Dragun Transition Story
As a child, Nikita used to play with dolls and used to dress up prettily. Her mother first noticed that something was wrong when, in a physical education class, she lined up with girls instead of boys, insisted to wear shorts with side cuts. At the age of eight she started to save money for her transition after watching a documentary of a transgender person. By the end of high school, she was so androgynous that she was “at the absolute peak of being gay”. Due to LGBT issues being considered a taboo, she initially thought herself to be gay, and realized that she is a woman trapped into a man’s body only after growing up. Once she felt it is getting awkward for her to use gents toilet, she decided for tradition but was afraid for her conservative family. However, apparently her parents were very supportive of her decision.
Nikita Dragun Personal Life
Nikita Dragun born in Belgium and completed her schooling from Virginia. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother is Mexican. She has three siblings – two sisters named Allegrah Nguyen Capri and Taliah Nguyen Marriott – and a brother named Vincarlo Nguyen. Initially, she was trained as a male singer in school, but now intends to train again to rediscover her voice after her transition. She joined a four-year course at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles in 2014. She has two tattoos on her chest and back and has a writing on her wrist in the Arabic language which means ‘Dragon’. However, she has often tagged people as the boyfriend in her social media posts, but according to some sources they are not her actual boyfriends.
Nikita Dragun Controversies & Scandals
In February 2017, Mama Dragun received backlash after appearing in the advertising campaign for Jeffree Star’s Androgyny makeup line, which featured her alongside other LGBT models. In her Instagram profile, she posted an image of herself from the advertising campaign, during which her face appeared significantly darker than she normally looks. This created an uproar in the internet community against Jeffree Star, who had previously been accused of being racist. Critics asked why he couldn’t hire an African-American model and instead decided to blackface an Asian model. She tried to defend herself in the wake of the controversy stating that being half-Mexican and half-Asian, her skin gets naturally very dark when she tans. during a later interview, she expressed her disappointment over the controversy and stated that the campaign was “intended to welcome all gender identities, sexualities, and races to enjoy the makeup line”.
Nikita Dragun Awards
|E! People’s Choice Awards||The Beauty Influencer of 2019||Nominated||2019|
|The 12th Annual Shorty Awards||Best in Beauty||Won||2020|
Nikita Dragun Filmography
|Escape the Night||The Troublemaker||(Season 3) 10 episodes (Season 4) 4 episodes||2018-2019|
|Nikita Unfiltered||Herself||10 episodes||2020|
|The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills||Herself||Episode: The Show Must Go On||2019|
|“Heart to Break”||Kim Petras||2018|
|“That Bih”||Qveen Herby||2018|
|“Best Friend’s Ass”||Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Paris Hilton||2019|
|“Fuck It Up”||Iggy Azalea, Kash Doll||2019|
|“Malibu” (At Home Edition)||Kim Petras||2020|