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Alyssa Edwards is the stage name of Justin Johnson, an American drag performer from Texas who is an accomplished nailographer and dancer; owning 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

Season 5

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

All Stars 2 (Episode 4)

"Its Not Personell... its DRAG! P.S. Log Off. Always & Forever, Alyssa E. 💋"

All Stars 2 (Episode 7)

"IMAGINE, CREATE & INSPIRE! ♥ you all! Always & Forever, Alyssa Edwards ALL STARS"

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.


  • Alyssa was the last queen in the show to be given immunity
  • Alyssa is the 2nd queen to be eliminated 3 times in total from both the regular series and in the All Stars series. The first being Tatianna.
  • Alyssa has been impersonated for Snatch Game by Violet Chachki from Season 7 and Aja from Season 9.


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."
  • "Mama, this is garbage."
  • "Gurl, you're a joke gurl. I could read you on your lack of talent."
  • "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!"
  • "You're that girl I knew you were."
  • "PhiPhi I tried to hug you though."
  • "Girl why you gagging, you never done a beauty mask before?"
  • "Log off, Phi. Log off. Delete the account."
  • “Baby, nothin’ was notarized. No contracts are signed. My attorney was not present. That was hog wash."

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