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Alyssa Edwards is the stage name of Justin Johnson, an American drag performer from Texas who is an accomplished nailographer, dancer and owns his own dance studio, 'Beyond Belief', located in Mesquite Texas. He is best known for being a contestant on Season 5 and All Stars 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Alyssa taking a snack break

Alyssa is the drag mother of Shangela Laquifa Wadley from seasons 2 & 3, Vivienne Pinay from season 5, Laganja Estranja, and Gia Gunn, both from Season 6.

Drag Name Origin

She grew up in a large family where everyone all had to agree upon a TV show to watch, and Who’s the Boss was the one. She thought if she ever was a girl she would be Alyssa Milano. Her last name came from her drag mother Laken Edwards.


Season 5

"Girl, I am gagging!"

All Stars 2

"Alright... My name is Alyssa Edwards and I need, I need, I need, I need, I need to get up in this all star gig! (Tongue pop)"

Farewell Message

"The sky is the limit when your ♡'s in it. Don't dream it, be it. Always and forever, Alyssa."

Beyond Belief

Logo started working with Justin on a show called Beyond Belief which focuses on the Beyond Belief Dance Company, which he is director of. A preview was released on the WOWPresents YouTube channel but it's now unknown if Beyond Belief will be commissioned as a full television series.


Season 5

  • "Don't be bitter, just get better."
  • "Why you being cute?"
  • "I don't get cute I get drop dead gorgeous."
  • "Get a grip, get a life, and get over it."
  • "BACKROLLS?!?!"
  • "Game on, bitch. The sequel."
  • "Every woman has a secret. Mine happens to be a little bigger... I'm a man."
  • "They read me the house down underneath the cement."
  • "What the hell are you squirping like a chirping like a bird?"
  • "It's not personal, it's drag."
  • "Girl look how orange you f*ckin' look, girl!"
  • "She was the one backstabbin' me, behind my back."
  • "Bitch, sit yo ass down and shut the hell up, bitch!"
  • "Reading you is like reading a Walt Disney book, it's simply too easy."
  • "Santino, will you please shut the f*ck up with your no-drag-knowledge mouth?"
  • "Oh she really came that way? ...alriggghht."
  • "I'm not"
  • "Not on tonight!"
  • "I need to get up in this gig, girl."
  • "Wrong queen mama cuz I'm not the one."
  • "Put your mouth where your fashion is."
  • "Cause I'm what? Sickening!"
  • "Face crack of the century."
  • "Deuces!"
  • "Always and forever, Alyssa Edwards."
  • *Tongue pop*
  • "Oh, but you really wanna fight."

All Stars 2

  • "BEAST!"
  • "You're a Gila monster."
  • "Well, I was a lovely fourth alternate!"
  • "If I go home, it was rigged. RIGGA MORRIS GIRL IT WAS RIGGA MORRIS!"

Start a Discussion Discussions about Alyssa Edwards

  • Does anyone know more about the Alyssa Edwards spinoff show?

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    • You called it! Alyssa's Secret is a web series coming later t...
    • Alyssa's Secret is a short-format web series, and started in June, with new episodes added on YouTube every Monday. But there's a proper ser...

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