'RuPaul's Drag Race': Where is Alyssa Edwards Today?

Alyssa Edwards poses as “Lady Liberty” at the NYC Pride March on June 30, 2019.
September 21, 2019 - 17:14 / Cynthia Springer

Alyssa Edwards is most well-known for her incredible drag performances, especially in the series RuPaul's Drag Race. After her departure on the 5th season, she continued to make more and more television and Netflix appearances. Check out the article to see what Alyssa Edwards is up to nowadays!

Alyssa Edwards was actually born Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson in suburban Texas. Her rise to fame is attributed to her drag lifestyle, where she started competing and performing in drag by the early 2000's. Her colorful career has taken off and inspired many to be creative and to not be afraid of their dreams.

Alyssa Edwards poses for the Anastasia Beverly Hills x Alyssa Edwards line in New York City, 2019.

Before her life on RuPaul, Edwards starred in the 2008 documentary, Pageant, which showcased the life of the Miss Gay America competition. She clearly had talent from the beginning of her drag days, and was a fan favorite on RuPaul's Drag Race. Even after her elimination of the fifth season, she continued to make a few more appearances with RuPaul, including RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.

Alyssa Edwards at the NYX Professional Make Up store opening in Las Vegas, 2017.

Her fame as a drag queen landed her a Netflix 8-piece docuseries called Dancing Queen, which premiered last October. The series focuses on Edwards dance studio: Beyond Belief Dance Company. Most recently, the vibrant Edwards can be seen on the cover of one of her hometown magazines...

Between managing a dance studio, attending various LGBTQ events, and even having a makeup partnership with Anastasia Beverly Hills, Alyssa Edwards can do it all! She's truly a dancing queen.