Drag Superstar Alyssa Edwards Takes Center Stage on Netflix’s ‘Dancing Queen’

Alyssa Edwards has become one of the biggest stars to come out RuPaul's Drag Race. Her unforgettable one-liners, hilarious (and sometimes completely unaware) comic abilities, fashion sense and overall persona have easily made her so well-liked and appreciated that she has earned her own show on Netflix as a result called Dancing Queen.

Dancing Queen is a hysterical and heartfelt docu-series set in the dancing, prancing, world of the multi-talented, multi-layered Justin Johnson – aka Drag Superstar Alyssa Edwards – as he juggles his dance life, drag life, family life, and love life.

Filmed in Justin’s hometown of Mesquite, Texas, Dancing Queen goes behind the makeup and into the drag performer’s highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company as he prepares a young class for an intensely competitive season.

Alyssa is the first queen from RPDR to have her television/streaming series. Others have had comedy specials air (notably season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio), however the 38-year-old talented artist holds the honor when it comes to this sort of elevated exposure.

The show also has some special guest stars, including Shangela and Laganja Estranja, both of whom are in the Haus of Edwards. Dancing Queen ultimately goes beyond the confined walls of RuPaul's Drag Race and into Alyssa's own colorful and incredible world. "I hope to help them in finding their own crown, because mine is staying on my head," she says about the amazing dancers at her academy. 

Dancing Queen launches globally on Netflix October 5, 2018. For more information on the show, click here.

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