|Nikita Dragun Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||January 31, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Nikita Dragun is an American YouTuber, make-up artist, and model. She has been a part of several projects such as Escape the Night, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Instant Influencer with James Charles, and Nikita Unfiltered.
Nyc Dragun, Mama Dragun
Los Angeles, California, United States
She attended high school in Virginia.
In 2014, Nikita signed up for a 4-year course at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California, and eventually received her business degree. Describing that phase of her life, she once said, “I was very Hannah Montana at the time. I would be in class, and we’d talk about influencers and brand deals, and my face would pop up on the screen and they’d start talking about me! They had no idea that I was sitting in the class. I never wanted anyone to know.”
- Siblings – Allegrah Nguyen Capri (Older Sister), Taliah Nguyen Marriott (Sister), Vincarlo Nguyen (Brother)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
51 kg or 112.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Nikita Dragun has dated –
- Oscar Utierre
- Michael Yerger
- Josh Leyva (2017) – Nikita and YouTuber Josh Leyva shot collaborative videos with each other. Nikita referred to him as her boyfriend on Snapchat and it was claimed that Josh left his then-girlfriend Chachi Gonzales for Nikita. However, Josh cleared the air by going live on Instagram and confirmed that their speculated romance was to play up their videos and to get fans excited.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Asian and Hispanic)
She has Vietnamese (South-east Asian) ancestry on her father’s side and is of Mexican descent on her mother’s side.
Since Nikita has transitioned from a man to a woman, she makes the use of different brightly colored wigs like pink, blonde, etc.
She is transgender.
- Pointed chin
- Two dragon tattoos on her chest and back, a tattoo on her wrist that means dragon in Arabic.
Nikita has done endorsement work for Jeffree Star’s Androgyny make-up line (2017).
Best Known For
- Being a transgender makeup artist and beauty guru.
- Her popularity on Instagram with more than 2 million followers.
- Being a successful YouTuber with more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube and 50 million views of her channel. The focal point of her videos is mostly makeup tutorials, challenges, vlogs, and inspirational content about her transition.
Nikita Dragun Favorite Things
- Skin-Care Brand – Shea Moisture, Nip+Fab
- Primer – Nyx Studio Perfect Photo-Loving Primer, Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Smoothing Primer
- Contour Kit – Anastasia Contour Kit
- Foundation – L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Foundation
- Eyebrow Gel – Nyx Control Freak Eyebrow Gel
Source – YouTube
Nikita Dragun Facts
- While in school, she was trained as a male singer.
- As a kid, she loved dressing up and playing with dolls and would identify more with girls than with boys. However, due to a lack of exposure to LGBT issues, she grew up thinking she was gay. It was only after growing up she realized that she was a woman trapped in a man’s body.
- Her mother noticed that something was amiss about Nikita for the first time when during physical education class, she stood in the girls’ line instead of the boys’ line and insisted on wearing shorts with side-cuts.
- She came out as a trans woman when she entered college.
- In February 2013, she had joined YouTube.
- On December 28, 2015, she posted a YouTube video where she emotionally confessed to being a transgender. The video titled ‘I am transgender’ quickly went viral and has amassed more than 2 million views.
- She has launched her own collection of wigs, in collaboration with Bellami Hair, and the pastel-colored wigs are named Saphira, Khaleesi, and Cassie.
- Nikita began saving money for her transition from the age of 8 years after watching a documentary on transgender people and being able to relate to it.
- Apart from being a vocal LGBT activist, she is also a self-confessed feminist.
- Loren Gray, a famous YouTuber, has expressed her liking for Nikita and her stories on Instagram.
- Nikita received flak for appearing in Jeffree Star’s Androgyny makeup line because her face was made to look slightly darker than normal. The brand was accused of blackfacing and being racist. In her defense, she stated that due to her mixed ethnicity, her skin color tends to appear dark after a tan.
- Her actions drew criticism as she held a surprise birthday party for YouTuber Larray during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Hype House mansion on July 21, 2020, a time when California’s COVID-19 cases had just surpassed New York’s cases. With an estimated 67 people in attendance, the party included celebrities like James Charles, Charli D’Amelio, and Dixie D’Amelio. Despite local health recommendations and COVID-19 guidelines, many attendees were pictured without face masks.
- She considers Marilyn Monroe as her role model.
- In December 2020, she received backlash for wearing the face shield incorrectly.
- Nikita launched her own beauty line Dragun Beauty in March 2019. All her products are vegan and cruelty-free.
- In March 2020, she started appearing in Nikita Unfiltered, her own docuseries on Snapchat.
- Nikita won the Shorty Award in the category of “Best in Beauty” in 2020.
- In 2019, she had won the Streamy Award in the “Beauty” category.
- She has appeared in music videos for songs like Baby, I’m Jealous by Bebe Rexha and Doja Cat, Heart to Break by Kim Petras, and That Bih by Qveen Herby.
- In July 2021, Nikita had walked in boohoo’s first-ever fashion show during Miami Swim Week Fashion Show in Florida.
- In November 2022, Nikita was arrested in a hotel in Miami Beach after she was causing a disturbance and walking around the hotel’s pool area naked. She also reportedly swung a bottle of open water at the cops. She was later booked for “misdemeanor disorderly conduct, felony battery on a police officer, and misdemeanor battery”. Later, it was revealed that she was held in the men’s unit in the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami.
Featured Image by Nikita Dragun / Instagram