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RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards arrives in Sydney for the gay and lesbian Mardi Gras

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards ‘flattered’ by how much the show has inspired young artists – when they arrive in Sydney for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards is in Sydney for the upcoming Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 29.

The 40-year-old drag superstar talks about The Project on Friday night and says she is touched by the ‘young queens’ she has inspired.

The performer revealed: “I think I was born and blessed with the gift of being a teacher and a mentor. I have grown Beyond Belief Dance Company for 17 years and it gives me joy to share my life experiences, my passion.

In the city: RuPaul's Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards (photo) is in Sydney for the upcoming Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 29

In the city: RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Alyssa Edwards (photo) is in Sydney for the upcoming Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras on Saturday, February 29

‘I started dragging at the age of 19. I’m a little spicy. I find it rather flattering that these young queens look up to us.

‘I grew up in a time when social media did not exist. There were no fantastic entertainers like me on television and certainly not on the news. I love it. We live in a very interesting but fantastic time ‘.

She added that RuPaul was one of her icons who grew up, seen him in the 1995 film, To Wong Foo, thanks for everything! Julie Newmar.

The 40-year-old drag superstar talks about The Project on Friday night and says she is touched by the 'young queens' she has inspired

The 40-year-old drag superstar talks about The Project on Friday night and says she is touched by the 'young queens' she has inspired

The 40-year-old drag superstar talks about The Project on Friday night and says she is touched by the ‘young queens’ she has inspired

She said: 'I started dragging when I was 19 years old. I'm a little spicy. I find it rather flattering that these young queens look up to us'

She said: 'I started dragging when I was 19 years old. I'm a little spicy. I find it rather flattering that these young queens look up to us'

She said: ‘I started dragging when I was 19 years old. I’m a little spicy. I find it rather flattering that these young queens look up to us’

Add: ‘Ru Paul was an inspiration for me at a very young age. At the age of 15 I watched Wong Foo. It was the first time I saw a female impersonator.

“He landed on that swing in that rebel dress and a platinum wig and I looked at my mother and said,” What is that? “

“I was so intrigued. I have so much admiration for him and respect. He is not only an icon and a legend, but he is the term, one in a million. ”

The performer revealed: “I think I was born and blessed with the gift of being a teacher and a mentor … it brings me joy to share my life experiences, my passion”

Inspired: RuPaul (photo) was one of her icons, seen in the 1995 film, To Wong Foo, thanks for everything! Julie Newmar. “Ru Paul was an inspiration for me. At the age of 15 I watched Wong Foo. It was my first time I saw a female impersonator, “said Alyssa

In an interview with DailyMail.com last year, Alyssa, from Mesquite, Texas, said that before she immersed herself in the world of drag, she was once a “small, shy boy” named Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson.

She said she grew up as a timid child, found the concept of hatching difficult to handle, and she found it “very unfortunate” that her sexuality would offend anyone.

Alyssa explained: “People often ask me:” When did you come out? “and I say,” I never really knew I had to. ” Why do I have to come out? That is very difficult for me to process.

“I was a little shy boy from Mesquite. But then you think, “I have to officially announce who I love,” and why that would offend anyone is very unfortunate, “she added.

The beauty told The Project: “I grew up in a time when social media did not exist. There were no fantastic entertainers like me on television and certainly not on the news. I love it. We live in a very interesting but fantastic time ‘

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