Alyssa Edwards Biography
Alyssa Edwards (Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson) is a drag performer, choreographer, businessperson, and TV personality, from the United States of America. He came to be known for competing in drag pageantry (notably Miss Gay America 2010) before rising to national prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, becoming a fan favorite during and after his time on the show.
Alyssa Edwards Career
He is a gifted dance instructor and accomplished performer in the drag pageantry scene before rising to international fame on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. On this show, Alyssa became a fan favorite quite quickly. He began appearing in beauty pageants since the year 2004. Alyssa was the winner of several gay pageants over the next few years.
He performs to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. He appeared in the 2008 documentary Pageant. The film focused on the 34th Miss Gay America pageant of 2006. On December 9, 2010, Johnson was stripped of his 2010 Miss Gay America title for having business dealings in conflict with obligations to the Miss Gay America organization.
First alternate Coco Montrese replaced Johnson as the winner of Miss Gay America. That same year, Johnson was also stripped of his title as All American Goddess. In November 2012, Logo announced that Johnson was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Performing as Alyssa Edwards throughout the season, Johnson won the ballet-themed main challenge in the “Black Swan: Why It Gotta Be Black?” episode. As part of the show, Johnson sang on the “We Are the World”-inspired song “Can I Get an Amen?” The song’s proceeds helped benefit the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center.
He was eliminated in episode nine, following a lip sync against Coco Montrese, and finished in sixth place. Johnson has also been a special guest on the podcast series run by RuPaul and Michelle Visage called RuPaul: What’s The Tee? He is also known for his web series titled “Alyssa’s Secret”.
The series stars Johnson performing as Alyssa Edwards speaking on a multitude of subjects and often features guests including other members of the Haus of Edwards. The web series is produced and premieres through World of Wonder Productions. He returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars in 2016, ending in fifth place.
He won the main challenge of the third episode titled “Herstory of the World”, playing Annie Oakley in a performance featuring other famous women throughout history. He was then eliminated in episode four “Drag Movie Shequels”, after playing Bland in “Wha’ Ha’ Happened to Baby JJ”, a parody of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”, with Alaska as Baby JJ.
He returned in episode five “Revenge of the Queens” by winning a chance to reenter the competition, winning a comedy challenge with Alaska followed by a lip sync of Rihanna’s ‘Shut Up and Drive’, in which both Edwards and Tatianna won.
He was then controversially eliminated a second time by Detox in episode seven “A Family that Drags Together”, coming in fifth place overall. He released her very own makeup palette in collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills in 2019.
Alyssa Edwards Age
He was born on January 16, 1980 in Mesquite, Texas, United States.
Alyssa Edwards Family
He was born in Mesquite, Texas to Sherrie Johnson. He chose his name in homage to Alyssa Milano and to his drag mother Laken Edwards, a former drag queen.
Alyssa Edwards Children
The Information about his Children is not available but it will be updated as soon as possible.
Alyssa Edwards Wife
He is in a loving relationship with her boyfriend, dance instructor Manny Silveyra, but her dating life wasn’t always a priority.
Alyssa Edwards Net worth
He is an American drag performer, choreographer, and businessperson who has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars.
Alyssa Edwards Height
The Information about his height is not available but it will be updated as soon as possible.
Alyssa Edwards RuPaul’s Drag Race
Alyssa Edwards is his stage name of drag performer and choreographer Justin Dwayne who is from Texas. He is best known for being a contestant on Season 5 and All-Stars 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. In 2012, he was chosen as one of the 14 drag queens to compete on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
There, he immediately rose to fame for his candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops, and quirky personality. One of her main competitors on this show was Coco Montrese. Coco won the title of “Miss Gay America 2010” after Alyssa was stripped of the honor.
In 2016, he returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars. Here too, he stole the hearts of the audience and ended up as fourth runner-up of the show. The Alyssa Edwards persona quickly became a household name in many countries with his personal appearances and tours spanning the globe. Justin balances his time between international bookings and teaching dance in his hometown. He performs to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.
Alyssa Edwards Pageants
He started appearing in beauty pageants since the year 2004. Alyssa was the winner of several gay pageants over the next few years.
- Miss Gay Texas America 2005
- 2005 Miss Northwest Regional Representative
- 2006 Miss Texas FFI
- 2006 Miss Gay USofA
- 2007 Miss Texas Continental
- 2009 Miss Shining Star Continental
- Miss Gay America 2010
- Southern Elegance All American Goddess 2010
- All American Goddess 2010
Alyssa Edwards Movies
- Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate 2018
- Hurricane Bianca 2016
- Pageant 2008
Alyssa Edwards TV Shows
He appeared as Ambrosia Salad in the comedy movies Hurricane Bianca and Hurricane Bianca 2. She has also appeared as herself in Pageant, a documentary that focused on the 34th Miss Gay America pageant held in 2004. It received rave reviews from critics and also won awards at the Florida Film Festival and Chicago Image Out Festival.
Alyssa Edwards TV Show is Dancing Queen
Dancing Queen is an American documentary reality television series featuring Alyssa Edwards, that debuted on Netflix on October 5, 2018.
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