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Nina Bo'nina Brown is the stage name of Pierre Leverne Dease,[1] a drag queen, performer, makeup artist, content creator, and one of the Season 9 contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race (placed 6th).

Name Origin

Formally known as "Beatta Bitchass", and "Lady Guinavere", Nina decided to choose another name due to the fact that people couldn't spell these ones correctly. "Nina" comes from the fact that she was attracted to this name, saying that it kept appearing in her dreams. "Bo'nina" was chosen by someone at a club, who randomly said "C'mon, Nina Bo'nina!". "Brown" isn't specified where it comes from.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Nina Bo'nina Brown
Season Competed Season 9
Ranking: 6th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 1 (Ep. 1)
Mini Challenges Won: 0
Times as Team Captain: 1 (Ep. 2)
Times in Bottom: 3 (Eps. 7, 9, 10)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 10

Memorable Quotes

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9

  • "♪I'm Nina Bo'nina Banana Fofana Osama Bin Laden Brown! Boom boom boom boom!♪" (Season 9 entrance quote)
  • "Sue me!"
  • "Somebody has to be the messy one."
  • "She didn't rent it from the Netflix... she bought it."
  • "Lady Gaga is really living for my foolishness."
  • "Wait- Kimora doesn't have any work done." (referring to Episode 1, when Kimora forgot she got lip work.)
  • "I should've been Blac Chyna."
  • "I don't see it for me, but okay."
  • "My ankle was hurting, but it magically feels better." (joking about Eureka)
  • "Can I just wallow in my depression?"
  • "What's your name baby?" (to Fortune Feimster, during the "Michelle Visage Roast")
  • "You are a whoooole lotta woman, aren't you?" (to Fortune Feimster, during the "Michelle Visage Roast")
  • "I almost just want to stand on stage and point, and do a Charlie number." (referring to her lip sync against Shea Couleé)

Farewell Message

"Debbie Downer is gone. SUE ME! Shae Coulee hope you struggle cleaning this LOL. Love you all ♡"

Trivia

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  • Nina Bo'nina Brown is the first queen to do a fully body-painted look for her promo, the second being ChelseaBoy in DRH Season 1.
  • She is a fan of the horror film franchise Child's Play, as well as some 90's/2000's cartoons, and TV shows.[citation needed]
  • Brown was the makeup artist for some of Phi Phi O'Hara's looks for his "365 Days of Drag" project;
  • She has struggled with depression, and anxiety since moving to Atlanta, Georgia.[citation needed]
  • Her catchphrase "Sue me!" was the inspiration for the music "Sue Me" by Björk.[citation needed]
  • She shares the same first name as Nina Flowers, and Nina West, as well as the same birthday as fellow Season 9 contestant Charlie Hides.
  • On her YouTube channel (that has over 100,000 subscribers), she does, in a comical way, makeup tutotials, spoofs, reviews, and gameplay, sometimes also showing her illustration, and lip sync skills. For example, she reviews RuPaul's Drag Race episodes on her Youtube series RawView.
  • She auditioned for the RuPauls Drag Race since Season 5 and was on the shortlist for Season 8, but didn't make the final cast.[citation needed]
  • Before Season 9, she started getting popular for some viral videos, and makeup transformations.
  • She claimed to be the first contestant to walk backwards on the runway but, actually, Trinity The Tuck did it first in the fifth episode of Season 9.
  • Her lip sync against Valentina was listed as the #1 moment from 10 Season 9 moments by MsMojo, and as one of the most shocking moments of the show by RuPaul.
  • Like Farrah Moan's, and Valentina's, her post-elimination makeup tutorial was accidentally uploaded to Logo's website before the episode aired.
  • She is the sixth contestant to win the first challenge of her season, and not make it to the Final Top 3/4, after Morgan McMichaels on Season 2, Manila Luzon and Latrice Royale in All Stars 1 and 4, BenDeLaCreme on Season 6 and All Stars 3, and Roxxxy Andrews in All Stars 2, and has since been followed by Aja on All Stars 3, Mayhem Miller on Season 10, India Ferrah in All Stars 5, Denali on Season 13, Yara Sofia in All Stars 6 and Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté on Season 14.
  • She is the only contestant of her season to lip sync for her life three times.
  • She is one of the most requested contestants to return on a future All Stars season.[citation needed]
  • She was asked to be on All Stars 5, but refused. She has said since that she was interested in competing on All Stars 6, but she was not cast.[citation needed]
  • She is the first contestant named Nina that was eliminated in the makeover challenge. The second one is Nina West.
    • Nina Flowers was ranked low in the challenge, but didn't lipsync for her life.
  • Out of three Ninas to compete on Drag Race, she is the only one to win a lipsync.

Gallery

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 Looks

Filmography

TV

  • (2017) RuPaul's Drag Race, on Season 9

Web Series

  • (2016) Transformations
  • (2017) Untucked, on Season 9
  • (2018) Fashion Photo RuView
  • (2018-Present) RawView

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