@billboard — @NinaWest On Making “The Drag Alphabet” With Kids, For Kids: “Representation Matters”; #DragRace #LGBT

Columbus, OH (Nina West) — I am so excited to share this. #dragalphabet #ninawest @billboard @BillboardPride


RuPaul's Drag Race alum Nina West has made it clear since leaving the show that, of her many goals, she has one in particular that she is eager to accomplish — bringing drag to the children's space. And with her latest video, she's another step closer to achieving the representation she's been campaigning for.

In her new video for “The Drag Alphabet” (premiering below), Nina West appear with a group of kids, both dressed in their best drag and not, in order to teach them some of her favorite slang in the business. From “A is for absolutely,” to “Z is for Zsa Zsa,” West takes each of the seven kids all the way through the alphabet, before exploding into a big conga line at the end of the clip. 

West tells Billboard that her approach to the video was a “no-brainer” — she wanted to make content for kids, and found a fun, simple way to do it. “I have wanted to build a really solid foundation of a relationship in children's spaces for drag, and for drag entertainment to enter those spaces,” she says. “So what a better way to revisit this idea and this topic than to start with the alphabet?”

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