Life in Lashes, the official memoir of Kita Mean, winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under and international drag star will be published in the UK on 13th October this year.

A Life In Lashes - Kita Mean

A Life In Lashes - Kita Mean

Kita Mean – or Nick Nash by day - served the looks and laughs to take out the crown as the first ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Her quirky, kitsch and delightfully camp style inspires fans around the world to live proudly as their true authentic selves, inside and out. But for Kita Mean – or Nick Nash by day – this was a lesson hard-won.

As a young boy with feuding parents, Nick always felt like an outsider, and in no place more than his own body. Recalling wild nights partying to oblivion, reluctantly coming out to friends and family, and finally feeling alive in an unforgettable and controversial entrance on the drag scene, Life in Lashes is the no-filter origin story of becoming Kita Mean.

From a heart-wrenching betrayal by her drag mother to owning a cabaret bar with her bestie and business partner Anita Wigl’it, hosting House of Drag and then winning RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Kita reflects on the thrills and spills of her life so far, and opens up on her challenges with self-worth and body positivity.

Fearless, outrageous, and thigh-slapping hilarious, Life in Lashes is a peek behind the curtain to reveal how a lost boy found her heart and soul in the most unlikely outfits, and went on to share her fabulousness with the world.


Kita Mean is the queen of camp and winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under Season One. An owner and hostess of three nightclubs, Kita is a boss bitch entrepreneur who has graced stages all around the world. With over a decade of experience tucked away, Kita Mean is guaranteed to leave you grinning!

Published by HarperCollins | Paperback ISBN: 9781775542223 | £9.99