Nina Bo’Nina Brown
Born: July 12, 1982
Birthplace: Atltana, GA
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Career and Life
Nina Bo'nina Brown is the stage name of Pierre Leverne Dease, an American drag performer and YouTube/reality television personality. He is best known for ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. New York magazine named Brown one of the top 100 Most Powerful Drag Queens in America in June 2019.
Her drag name originally was "Beatta Bitchass" until he changed it to Nina Bo'nina Brown. She auditioned for RuPaul's Drag Race ever since season five. She was the makeup artist for some of Phi Phi O'Hara's looks for her "365 Days of Drag" project.
Brown was announced as one of fourteen contestants competing on the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on February 2, 2017. She was the winner of the premiere episode challenge with Lady Gaga as the guest judge. In episode four, she voiced her thoughts on not being cast as model Blac Chyna for the musical challenge. She named her 2018 tour "I Shoulda Been Blac Chyna", after this moment. Drag Race alum Alaska also referenced this moment in a line of her song "Valentina". She placed in the bottom two three times, eliminating Aja and Valentina, before being eliminated herself on the makeover episode, after losing a lip sync of "Cool for the Summer" by Demi Lovato against Shea Couleé.
One of Brown's catchphrases, "Sue Me" was an inspiration for Björk's song of the same name on her 2017 album Utopia. Model Tyra Banks was accused of using one of Brown's runway looks for her December 2017 cover of Paper magazine.
In June 2018, she was sponsored by MAC Cosmetics to review and promote the 2018 Aaliyah collection. She dressed as a humanoid zebra in the July 2018 issue of Paper, modeling for Gypsy Sport's Fall 2018 campaign. She modeled again for Gypsy Sport's Spring 2019 campaign.
Brown received notoriety from her self-published YouTube videos reviewing currently airing episodes of Drag Race. Brown began reviewing from Episode 1, fourth all star season on December 27, 2018. Continuing the web series Rawview for a second season, Brown reviewed weekly episodes of season eleven beginning March 2, 2019. She appeared with Vanessa Vanjie Mateo for two episodes of the WOWPresents internet series "Fashion Photo RuView" on November 3 and 17, 2018, filling in for Raja and Raven.