Hailing from the island of Puerto Rico, Nina Flowers (Jorge Flores) has been a figure of flamboyant female impersonation since the age of 19. To Nina Flowers, makeup creates a character with a unique and iconic persona. Nina Flowers is perhaps best known as the recent finalist on RuPaul’s show Drag Race. A DJ and musician, Nina Flowers’ individual interpretation of the art of drag has graced cities across North America, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
photographer : Norman Dillon
makeup, hair, styling, and model : Nina Flowers
interview : Meagan Hendrickson
Nina’s face is fabulous! What makeup tips can we “drag” out of you?
NF : Have patience, and it’s all about the tools! Meaning the brushes LOCAS!
You really stand out from the crowd, being a heavily tattooed female impersonator, have you ever received any negative feedback about your tattoos?
NF : That was more in my early days as a drag queen and performer when I started with my first tattoo, since then, no complaints.
You were my personal favorite on Season 1 of Rupaul’s Drag Race! Can you share any personal highlights of being on the show?
NF : A highlight for me and one of my fondest memories is RuPaul’s acknowledgement of my contribution to the show and my art in drag.
view the full feature in the August/September 2010 Issue