In Architectural Digest‘s Open Door tour, Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson (aka Alyssa Edwards) gives us a tour of his home and takes us inside Alyssa’s dressing room with more than 300 lewks, from cocktail dresses to full-on pageant extravaganza. And she consistently rotates things out,
“When you are a drag queen, you are flamboyant. You don’t want to be caught wearing the same thing multiple, multiple times.
There are only a few things I’ve held onto through the years, like the dresses I won Miss USA and Miss American in. But even those will have an expiration date because the room gets so tight. Or I may have to turn my garage into a full-fledged fantasy facility.”
Her most expensive gown? From her Miss Gay USA contest, costing $9,000, all in. Edwards DOES tend to splurge on shoes.
“I do have a good collection of Christian Louboutin platform pumps. Every gal’s got to have a nice shoe. It’s like that Cinderella story.”
The room is also lined with crowns from Edwards’s many pageant wins, including Miss All-American Goddess.
“I grew up as a little gay boy with four sisters. Watching Miss Texas and Miss Universe was a family affair. The older I got and the more crowns I started accumulating, my mom started saying,
‘Well, none of my daughters won Miss Texas, but my son sure did!'”
Take an EXTRA tour of Justin & Alyssa’s “minimal” home.
(Photos, video, via Architectural Digest)