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Kita Mean is the stage name of Nick Nash,[1] one of the co-hosts and judges of House of Drag, along with Anita Wigl'it.

Kita and Anita later competed on the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, alongside Elektra Shock, a contestant they got to judge on the second season of House of Drag. She won the season and was crowned as Down Under's very first Drag Superstar.

About

Kita started drag when she dressed up for a New Year’s Eve party and wowed all her friends. Before long she found herself in the thick of the nightlife, firmly making her mark on the Auckland scene.

A few years down the line she joined Anita Wigl'it as a drag duo and the two started Drag Wars, a monthly event which gave local Kiwi drag artists a platform to perform. Kita now co-owns the iconic Caluzzi Cabaret and Phoenix Venue in Auckland and has since co-hosted two seasons of TVNZ's House of Drag as well as maintaining her position as resident Drag Queen at Family Bar and Club.[3]

Drag Name Origin

When she adopted her cat, it was put on ketamine, and she thought it would be funny to name her new cat "Ketamine". She later started doing drag, and was eventually asked her name. Since she hadn't yet come up with one, she said "Kita Mean", and it stuck.

Coincidentally, her real first name and last name as well as her drag first name and last name all have four letters.

Track Record(s)

Kita Mean
Statistics Down Under Season 1
Ranking: 1st Place
(Winner)
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 6)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 0
Times in Bottom Two: 1 (Ep. 7)
Episode Eliminated: N/A

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1

  • "How delightfully camp!" (entrance quote)
  • "It's nice to be doing something without her, you know, finally." (about Anita Wigl'it)
  • "I figured when I take all my costumes, I might as well remove the coattails, you know?" (About Anita Wigl'it)
  • "Anita." (when asked who would go home if she goes against Anita Wigl'it in a lipsync)
  • "Quirky, kooky, kitsch, quick and keen; hashtag team Kita Mean! Social clown with a sign of vamp, put my face on a stamp, she's the queen of camp! Live life, laugh to live; if you can't love yourself, what you got to give? I'm here to boast, I'm the host with the most, so get engrossed in this overdose!" (verse in Queens Down Under)
  • "It's another day in the werkroom, and that ugly bitch, Anita Wigl'it, has gone home."
  • "Elektra Shock, man..." (During the Reading Challenge.)
  • "She started out a funny young queen on her local scene. She got the Ru call from the silver screen. It changed her life, that advice. Trust the gleam in your eye. Kita Mean, spread your wings and fly!" (verse in I'm a Winner, Baby)

Trivia

  • Kita started drag by dressing up for a New Year's Eve party.
  • Kita and Anita Wigl'it are a drag duo. Together, they...
    • …co-own the Caluzzi, a famous drag restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand.
    • …started a monthly event called Drag Wars.
    • …are the first drag duo to compete on Drag Race.
    • …are the first hosts and judges to compete on another drag competition series.
      • They are the second queens to be a host, judge and competitor, after Brooke Lynn Hytes.
        • However, they are the first queens to be a competitor after being a judge.
        • Kita's also the first one to win.
    • …are the first and only queens to compete against a queen who they judged on their show, Elektra Shock.
      • Coincidentally, one of them, Kita Mean, sent Elektra Shock home on a Lip-Sync For Your Life.
    • …are the first duo to both win titles on Drag Race. Anita won Miss Congeniality and Kita won the crown.
  • Kita's wig for her promo/entrance look on Down Under Season 1 was made by Jojo Zaho's drag mother, Philmah Bocks.
  • Kita is the first queen from Down Under...
  • Kita is the fifth queen to consistently do well, never landing below safe, up until the final maxi challenge, where they landed on the bottom and survived after Jinkx Monsoon, Bob The Drag Queen, Alaska on All Stars 2, and BeBe Zahara Benet on All Stars 3.
    • Although Alaska and BeBe did not lip sync due to All Stars seasons having different formats.
      • This would make Kita the 3rd queen to never place below safe and survive the last lip sync for your life of the season.
    • Coincidentally, Jinkx, Bob, and Kita all won their seasons.
  • Kita is the first winner...
  • Kita is the second winner...
  • Kita is the first queen to send three queens home in a single lip sync, eliminating Art Simone, Karen From Finance, and Scarlet Adams in the finale lip-sync to Olivia Newton-John's "Physical".
  • Kita mean is the second queen to walk down the runway in articulated wings, the first being Courtney Act in Season 6 of the US series.
  • Prior to the airing of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under, Kita started a rumor on Reddit that she was the first to be eliminated.
  • Kita appeared in the TVNZ show, My Life Is Murder. She was in episode 3, of season 2. She played a drag queen that was murdered by her partner. Elektra Shock also appeared in the episode.

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1 Looks

Filmography

TV

  • House of Drag Season 1, as host/judge. (2018)
  • House of Drag Season 2, as host/judge. (2020)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season 1, as contestant, placed 1st. (2021)

Acting Roles

Year Series Role Notes
2021 My Life Is Murder David/Needa Drink Season 2, Episode 3 "All That Glitters"

Discography

Appearances/Features

Year Title Artwork Notes
2021 "Queens Down Under
(Three And A Half Men)"
QueensDownUnder ThreeAndAHalfMen Artwork.jpg by The Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under

Bibliography

Kita’s Books
Book Title Link To Buy Release Date Cover


Life in Lashes Life in Lashes October 1, 2022
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