Nikita Dragun, AKA Mama Dragun, is an American Transgender makeup artist and beauty vlogger on youtube. She calls herself Nyc Dragun. She has become a youth icon among transgender community because of her transition from male to female. Dragun YouTube channel called “Nikita Dragun” currently has over 1.2 million subscribers whom she calls “Draguns” and regards herself as “Mother of Draguns”. She mostly makes videos about makeup tutorials, vlogs, challenges, and inspirational videos about her transition. She has also appeared as a model for the company Jeffree Star Cosmetics. In September 2017, she declared her first ever collaboration with a brand and revealed her line of three wigs – Saphira, Khaleesi and Cassie – from Bellami Hair.
Early Life of Nikita Dragun
Before becoming the Mama Dragun, the Nikita Dragun started from Instagram. Later she joined youtube with the thought of bringing her controlled Instagram image to youtube. In her early days on youtube, she kept her sexuality a secret thinking that her followers would eventually realize her transition. However, as that was not the case, she felt it necessary to come out publicly as transgender. She finally posted an emotional and confessional video ‘I am transgender’ on December 28, 2015 on her channel, which went viral.
She grew up in Springfield, Virginia, she had never met a transgender person before, but when she confessed on youtube about being transgender she started receiving helpful advice from people all over the world, which convinced her about the power of the platform. In the year 2015, as she began to gain popularity as a Famous YouTuber, later that year 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 her YouTube channel and help others by documenting her journey. 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.
Mama Dragun Before Transition
As a child, Nikita liked playing with dolls and used to dress up pretty. It was her mother who first noticed this changes in her then, during her first physical education class, she lined up with the girls instead of the boys, and insisted on wearing shorts with side-cuts. As early as when she was only eight, she had started saving money for her transition after watching a documentary about transgender people. By the end of her high school, she was so androgynous that she was “at the absolute peak of becoming gay”. Due to LGBT concerns being viewed a taboo, she originally thought herself to be gay but after growing up she realized that she was a woman trapped in a man’s body. After it became awkward for her to use the men’s toilet, she decided on her transition but was worried about her conservative background. However, her parents were extremely supportive of her decision.
Nikita Dragon After Transition
Mama Dragun in News
In February 2017, Nikita Dragun received backlash after performing in the ad campaign for Jeffree Star’s Androgyny makeup line, which featured her alongside other LGBT models. In her Instagram profile, she posted a picture of herself from the ad campaign, in which her face seemed significantly darker than she usually looks. This formed a hassle in the internet community against Jeffree Star, who had earlier been accused of being racist. Critics asked why he could not hire an African-American model and instead decided to blackface an Asian model. Mama Dragun tried to defend herself in the wake of the controversy stating that being half-Mexican and half-Asian, her skin gets generally very dark when she tans. In a later interview, she expressed her dissatisfaction over the controversy and said that the campaign was “intended to welcome all gender identities, sexualities, and races to enjoy the makeup line”.
Nikira Dragun was born on January 31, 1996 in Springfield, Virginia. Her father was in Military in Vietnamese and also her mother who also has an army background belongs to Mexico. She has two sisters – Allegrah Nguyen Capri and Taliah Nguyen Marriott – and a brother named Vincarlo Nguyen. She was tutored as a male singer in school but now aims to train again to rediscover her voice after her transition. She joined a four-year course at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles in 2014. She has two dragon tattoos on her chest and her back, and a writing in Arabic on her wrist that means ‘dragon’. She has often tagged people as boyfriend in her social media posts, but according to some sources they are not her actual boyfriends.
Nikita Dragun’s Physical Features
Height: 5’3″ or 160 cm
Weight: 51kgs or 112.5lbs
Race: Multiracial(Vietnamese and Mexican)
Hair Color: Originally Black but fond of using colorful wigs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Tattoos: Dragon Tattooed on her chest and back
Nikita Dragon Reaction to her Before Transition Photos
Also Known As: Mama Dragun, Nyc Dragun
Famous For: Transgender Makeup Artist & Beauty Guru
Birthday: January 31, 1996
Age: 22 Years
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 1.53 M
Born In: Springfield, Virginia
Siblings: Allegrah Nguyen Capri And Taliah Nguyen Marriott (Sisters), Vincarlo Nguyen (Brother)
City, States, Provinces & Districts: Virginia
Boyfriend: Not Known
Occupation: Model, Youtuber