Nikita Dragun On Why She Doesn’t Mind Showing Off Her Body: “I’ve Always Been a Nudist”

Carolyn Twersky

From Seventeen

Nikita Dragun is known for always going all out with her looks. From head-to-toe, the beauty mogul obviously puts thought into everything: the hair, the nails, the wig. One thing that she usually forgets though? Pants. For all of Nikita's head-turning outfits, those are usually not a priority.

Last weekend, the 24-year-old hit up Madison Beer and Victoria Villarroel's birthday parties in a cowboy-inspired blue ensemble, complete with a matching thong. For Nikita, the ability to dress up has a lot to do with her childhood, when she wasn't able to have fun with fashion.

"It goes back to when I was a little kid and my teacher was like, "Oh you can't play dress up with the girls,'" she told Seventeen. "That was like my identifying moment, so now I'm at a point where I get to play dress up every single day."

Still, she admitted to showing off her body since long before her transition. "Even my mom will say that I've always been a nudist," she said. "Literally since birth, I have never worn pants in the house. I'm talking like all way until I was in high school. I would just wear a giant t-shirt and underwear. Walk out, go get the mail, answer the door"

It makes sense, then, that now that she has a body that she truly feels comfortable in, she wants to show it off to the fullest extent, and have fun doing so. Her favorite look in recent memory? A pink butterfly getup she wore to accept an American Influencer Award from Tyra Banks back in November.

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"I just felt so out of this world," she said and she admitted that at the time, she really needed to feel that way. "I was going through a lot of struggle bus stuff. There was a lot going on. So any time I think that people see me in a full fantasy, like in the blue cowboy look, usually I have to go through something and then I'm like, 'All right bitch, I have to get myself together. I need to look cute. I need to put on a wig or something and I need to have a fun night because literally my life has been crazy.'"

She doesn't always dress in full-blown "fantasies," though it's hard to believe that while scrolling through her Instagram. "The other day I wore my business suit and I went to go vote, which was great," she said. "I did put the voting sticker on my boob, though."

Nikita's new series on Snapchat "Nikita Unfiltered" premieres March 21. You can subscribe to see the episodes here.

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