Alyssa Edwards

She’s not cute…


Alyssa Edwards, is an American drag performer, dance teacher, and businessperson. Known for competing in drag pageantry before gaining prominence and ultimately becoming a fan favorite on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.

Alyssa chose her name in homage to Alyssa Milano and to her mother Laken Edwards, a former drag queen. Alyssa is part of the drag family “the Haus of Edwards” and serves as drag mother to fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Laganja Estranja, and Gia Gunn.

  • Miss Gay Texas 2003-2004, first alternate
  • Miss Gay Texas America 2004-2005, winner
  • Miss Gay America 2005, second alternate
  • Miss Northwest Regional Representative 2005, winner
  • Miss Gay America 2006, third alternate
  • Miss Gay USofA 2006, winner
  • Miss Gay Mid East America 2008, first alternate
  • Miss Gay America 2009, first alternate
  • Miss Gay Heartland America 2009, third alternate
  • Miss Gay Heartland America 2010, first alternate
  • Miss Gay America 2010, winner (Dethroned)
  • All American Goddess 2010, winner