Nikita Dragun is a wildly popular Belgian who is always known to be different. The 24-year-old YouTube star, who calls herself “the most extra bitch you will ever meet.” Find out the facts about her perhaps you don’t know.
Nikita Dragun is a transgender You Tuber was born in Belgium but grew up in Virginia, Dragon started her career in 2014, by sharing makeup tips with her followers. Since her preschool days, she realized that she was different. Dragun remembered, “ I never wanted to nap. I was always mature for my age. I wanted to put on a dress and look cute. Everyone else can nap, but I’m going to be princess over here! But one day a teacher came over and asked why I was dressing up like girls, I would wear booty shorts, combat, boots, a purse. Lashes, the whole nine yards” she says. “
After the Incident, she stopped wearing girl dresses and act “like a girl.” She said, “ I knew I was different and there were certain things that I couldn’t show or I’ve bullied or teased.” And moreover, once she was in high school she couldn’t hide anymore.
Later she was accepted to NYU, with a full scholarship, but decided to stay home and attend community college instead. Dragon said, My parents were devastated that I didn’t accept the offer. But I just needed a year to figure things out.”
Hence due to her different behavior, she got a fake I.D, changed her name to Nicole, and started hitting clubs in Washington D.C., by herself. And slowly experimented with her clothes and could covert herself as a woman. Around that time she started posting on Instagram as a transgender woman, which paved her towards the YouTube channel.
Nikita Dragun growth as an entrepreneur
She said, “ I started to get little brand deals around that time. Even getting free makeup was amazing! I would get paid $ 10 or $ 20, and I was so excited! I made It ! But I decided I wanted to start a new life in Los Angeles, so I got accepted to FIDM for a degree in business and marketing for cosmetics, I’ve always been obsessed with marketing and media. I always wanted to be business brand owner. I wanted to create things. That was also when I decided to start taking Instagram and YouTube seriously.”
The star could explore a lot of task with trans identity, by balancing school, her social media and tying to overcome her expenses. About the half the way of her final year, she became very much successful in YouTube and Instagram and dropped out of school. She 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.”
Her Yout Tube and Instagram posts started hiking up when she honestly told about her transformation. She said, “For about half a year I wouldn’t tell anyone that I was transgender, Then, I started being honest and documented my journey, It was really out of frustration, I wanted to transition, and I had all these questions, and couldn’t find answers anywhere online,”
The Youtuber continued, I think it’s important to educate. This year I want to show more. I think that’s why Victoria’s secret thing was so impactful because it showed me as a trans woman. But to me, what I’m doing as a businesswoman, or just as a person, is just as important.”
Hence she turned to be a successful businesswoman, She launched her cosmetics line, Dragun beauty, and got sold out in `12 ours. At present, she has over 1 million subscribers on Youtube and over 2 million followers on Instagram. Now, the beauty influencer has mobilized her online popularity into real-life business opportunities, She is not only an entrepreneur but also advocates for the trans community for lifting them up.