Nina West Caught Rihanna and AOC's Attention

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“I think I am in the middle of the renaissance of Nina West and I am just enjoying every bit of it as it happens,” Nina West said in an interview with Queerty. “I have had tremendous milestones, and I hope to continue to surprise myself and fans. The thing I am most proud of is representing my hometown of Columbus, Ohio with such pride.”

Things just got elevengendary. Nina West, a former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11, is getting attention from celebrities like Rihanna, Scott Hoying, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

After Nina West’s elimination, fans rushed to social media to show their support for the drag queen and their sympathy for her elimination. A few surprising faces showed up on Nina West’s Instagram, too.

Scott Hoying, from Pentatonix and Superfruit, shared a video on his Instagram story, expressing his outrage at the elimination. “Nina West getting eliminated from Drag Race is almost the last straw for me,” Hoying said.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also posted to her Instagram story in response to Nina’s elimination. The biggest surprise for Nina West was singer and Fenty Beauty owner, Rihanna followed her on Instagram.

“SOS, please someone help me… thank you @badgalriri for this and so much more. What is this?! I am flying way above the clouds at this point. I cannot comprehend this at all,” responded Nina West in an Instagram caption.

Mellissa Miller