Read all about drag performer Alyssa Edwards. Why was she dethroned as Miss Gay American 2010, and how she rose to fame. Includes current Net Worth Born Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, Alyssa Edwards is an accomplished dancer, drag performer, choreographer and veteran pageant title holder.
Her unapologetically flamboyant personality was first discovered when she appeared as a contestant on the 5th season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. When she’s not dancing or performing, she’s out to colour the world in vibrant hues with the launch of her successful eyeshadow palette with Anastasia Beverly Hills.
HOW DOES ALYSSA EDWARDS MAKE INCOME? Alyssa is based in Mesquite, Texas, where he owns and teaches at in his dance school, Beyond Belief Company. Along with her services as a dance choreographer, Alyssa earns approximately $22,000 - $80,000 a year.
Alyssa Edwards also does event and show appearances as a dance performer. She earns up to $10,000 per appearance or performance for this. She also has an eyeshadow palette with Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup, where she earns royalties for sales.
In 2018, Netflix created a docu-series about her life as a drag performer. She earns royalty fees from this, along with her show appearance in Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Altogether, Alyssa Edwards earns approximately $3 Million per year from her combined income streams.
ALYSSA EDWARDS: HOUSE, CARS, LIFESTYLE AND OTHER ASSETS In December of 2018, Alyssa Edwards offered Architectural Digest a house tour, showing her residence in Mesquite, Texas. For someone with a very flamboyant and colourful personality, Alyssa Edwards’ house is large and spacious, yes.
But it is also remarkably traditional, simple, clean and almost without décor. Alyssa Edwards explains that when she is Justin Edwards (who she is when not performing), he loves to keep things basic and simple. The only sign of ‘indulgence’ in Alyssa’s house is a large pool which she added.
Her bedroom, specifically, is clean and quiet in design. She stressed that this is a requirement because “Sleep is important, especially when you’re travellin’, twirlin’, teachin’”. A similar house in Mesquite, Texas is listed to be around $550,000 max.
WHO IS ALYSSA EDWARDS? Alyssa Edwards is the stage name of Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, a 40-year old American drag performer and choreographer from Texas. He is best known for his role as a contestant in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5, where he placed 6th, and then placing 5th when he appeared again on the show’s ‘All Stars 2’ episode.
WHAT IS ALYSSA EDWARDS’ REAL NAME? Alyssa Edwards’ real name is Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson. During his younger years, Justin often watched the show ‘Who’s the Boss?’ so he chose the name Alyssa, after actress Alyssa Milano, who played the role of Samantha Micelli in the TV Show.
He chose Edwards to pay homage to his drag mother, Laken Edwards, herself a former drag queen. A drag mother is defined as an experienced drag performer who acts as a mentor and guide to someone who wants to learn the art of drag.
HOW OLD IS ALYSSA EDWARDS? Alyssa Edwards was born on the 16th of January 1980 in Mesquite, Texas. She is 40 years old at the time of writing. She was born under the astrological sign of Capricorn. ALYSSA EDWARDS AND NETFLIX: DANCING QUEEN In October of 2018, Netflix released a docuseries called “Dancing Queen” about Justin Johnson’s journey to become Alyssa Edwards and his life as an accomplished choreographer and dance teacher.
The series is composed of 1 season and is well-received, with fairly good reviews. ALYSSA EDWARDS MERCH Alyssa Edwards has merchandise items available for sale on her website. So far she has a Showgirl T-Shirt, Showgirl 8 X 10 posters, and compact mirrors for sale.
The showgirl shirts sell for $29.00 , while the compact mirror sells at $15.00 HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH ALYSSA EDWARDS? For inquiries about Alyssa’s drag performances and bookings, you may contact her at [email protected]