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From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Nikita Dragun

Winner in Beauty

About Nikita Dragun

Initially driven towards makeup artistry as a means to escape reality, Nikita is now inspiring confidence in others, by "unleashing the fantasy within." Building her career on YouTube via makeup tutorials and candid personal vlogs centered on her transgender transition, the "Mother of Draguns" has amassed over 2M YouTube subs, 5M+ IG followers, and a 2019-launched LGBT-friendly "Dragun Beauty" makeup line. Utilizing her ever-growing platform influence to inspire discourse about trans issues, including taking to Hollywood Blvd "ASKING STRANGERS IF THEY THINK I'M TRANSGENDER!", Nikita’s trans advocacy through embracing discourse is helping to foster common understanding and LGBT acceptance.

Nikita Dragun's best work on social