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 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.

Johnson appeared in the 2008 documentary Pageant. The film focused on the 34th Miss Gay America pageant of 2006

 

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.

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