Columbus names street after RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Nina West
Nina West and the street sign bearing her name. | Photos: Instagram/Netflix
Nina West, one of the most beloved queens of season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race has gotten a street in her name.
A street in Columbus, Ohio, has been named after American queen, whose real name is Andrew West.
She placed sixth and won Miss Congeniality, the title awarded to the queens whom the fans experienced as the kindest.
Be Kind The Nina West Way
She posted a shot of the street sign reading ‘Be Kind The Nina West Way’ in rainbow colors, a shoutout to her motto ‘Go Big, Be Kind, Go West’.
‘Today is an overwhelming day,’ West wrote.
‘Thank you to my fair city of Columbus for the honor of naming a street in my honor. “Be Kind THE NINA WEST Way” – i am speechless.’
She furthermore added: ‘I am so humbled. I am beyond proud to represent a city that has taught me so many invaluable lessons and allowed me to grow and be the best I can be. I am so in love with you, CBUS. Forever and always, and so proud to call you HOME. Huge thank to the Team Nina West group on Facebook who helped make this happen. I really don’t have words.’
Drag Is Magic
The video for Drag Is Magic features the drag queen sharing secrets on how to be a great drag performer with adorable kids. Spoiler: there’s no secret but being your most unapologetic self.
West told HuffPost she hopes young fans will be inspired to ‘dream big, be kind, and be their perfect selves’ when they listen to the EP.
West appears both as a nanny and as her diva self as she explains what drag really is. The video concludes as each child embodies their own fantasy self.