The casual Drag Race fan might assume, based on her outlandish style, that Alyssa Edwards' home would be as over-the-top as she is. But as anyone who watched Edward's Netflix docuseries Dancing Queenknows, the drag legend's home is actually tasteful and reserved (or, if you're less generous, boring). In case you didn't watch Dancing Queen, Architectural Digest paid Edwards, aka Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, a visit in Texas to get a tour of his home, making him only the second queen to be profiled by the magazine (they interviewed RuPaul in 2017).
"You were all expecting Pee Wee's playhouse and Punky Brewster's treehouse, and that's far from the truth, because even though I'm an extra, extra character, I'm very minimal when I'm at home," says Edwards, before leading Architectural Digest through his "family friendly" digs, including the dining room where he hosts holiday parties. "I'm a very simple guy in a simple home."
Edwards' home is "very zen, very cozy and warm," an extremely necessary retreat after a day spent dealing with dance moms, which the choreographer does as the head of Beyond Belief Dance Company. But just because his home is a sanctuary doesn't mean it isn't outfitted for fun: Edwards shows off his karaoke machine and the House of Edwards Resort, a huge backdoor pool where he hosts Pride parties with 65+ guests and a margarita table that turns into a go-go stage.
Of course, the tour wouldn't complete without a glimpse inside Alyssa Edwards' Magical Fantasy Bedroom, filled wall-to-wall with wigs, boas, sequined gowns, and probably a permanent hairspray smell. "I love anything that glitters, that shines, that sparkles, that steals the show," says Edwards. We know, queen, we know.
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