Stars of Drag
Sashay your way to the PNE Amphitheatre for your favourite drag superstars! Hosted by Season 12 Finalist of RuPaul’s Drag Race, CRYSTAL METHYD, this is your chance to see the biggest names in the industry werk the stage: ALYSSA EDWARDS, RAJA, EUREKA and Canada’s-own BOMBAE and SCARLETT BOBO. “Stars of Drag: This Is Me” is a can’t-miss, all-ages evening of fierce talent and amazing performance!
Crystal Methyd is the stage name of Cody Harness, an American drag performer who competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Currently a resident of Los Angeles, Crystal was born in San Jose, CA, to a Mexican mother and American father. She lived most of her life in Springfield, MO and went to Missouri State University. In 2017, Crystal launched the monthly drag show “Get Dusted” at Springfield’s Outland Ballroom.
Crystal went on to star in the 12th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race which aired on VH1 in 2020 during the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic forced the season’s final episode to be filmed at home in her living room. The new format allowed Crystal to flip the traditional live performance element on its head delivering a pre-taped performance of Nelly Furtado’s “I’m Like a Bird” dressed the eponymous Momma bird and vomiting into the mouth of her baby bird (also played by Crystal!) She snatched runner-up honors!
Since then, Crystal has toured US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, the UK, Ireland and Europe. Catch her when she’s in a city near you in this Winter 2023’s “A Drag Queen Christmas.”
Justin Dwayne Lee Johnson, known by his stage name Alyssa Edwards, is an American entertainer, choreographer, drag performer and television personality. Prior to his television debut, Johnson was a gifted dance instructor and accomplished performer in the drag pageantry scene before rising to international prominence on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he quickly became a fan favorite.
In 2012, Johnson was chosen as one of the 14 drag queens to compete on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he immediately catapulted to fame for his candid testimonials, outrageous tongue-pops and quirky personality. In 2016, Johnson returned as one of 10 contestants in Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars, where he stole the hearts of the audience, ultimately finishing as fourth runner-up.
With personal appearances and tours spanning the globe, the Alyssa Edwards persona has quickly become a household name in many countries. Performing to fans throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America, Johnson balances his time between international bookings and teaching dance in his hometown.
Johnson currently resides in Mesquite, Texas, a small suburb of Dallas, where he owns and runs an award-winning dance studio, Beyond Belief Dance Company. Johnson and his dance studio are the centerpieces of the Netflix Original docuseries Dancing Queen, produced by RuPaul and World of Wonder, currently in its first season.
Raja is an artist of many talents. Her love for style, experimentation, and all things provocative has set her apart as an entertainer in the Southern California drag circuit for 30 years. She is deeply influenced by the arts, fashion, and all pop global sub-multi-culture. Her art and performance style is meant to emphasize all things that challenge the mind, body, and soul to imagine beyond the box. She is often described as a chameleon because Raja prides herself on her constant evolution. Her looks can range from highly Avante Garde to feminine and glamorous. One of Raja’s greatest triumphs as a drag artist is being the winner of the popular television reality competition RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3, and winning the title of She Done Already Had Herses on All Stars Season 7. She won a multitude of fans and followers as a result, making Raja one of the competitions most beloved, controversial and memorable stars.
Eureka, also known as Eureka O’Hara and Eureka!, is the stage name of Eureka D. Huggard (born August 26, 1990), an American drag queen and reality television personality. Eureka rose to prominence by competing on the ninth and tenth seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was removed from the ninth season due to a knee injury, becoming the first contestant in the history of the show to be sent home due to injury; she was then given an automatic berth to season 10, where she placed as runner-up. In 2021, Eureka competed on the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, where she once more placed as a runner-up. Since 2020, Eureka has co-hosted, We’re Here on HBO alongside fellow Drag Race contestants Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela. The series has received acclaim from critics.
Hailing from Toronto by way of Mumbai, Bombae charmed audiences with her quick wits and conceptual looks on season three of Canada’s Drag Race. Bombae won fans all over the globe by weaving together her South Asian culture with her high glam sensibilities and a taste of her club kid roots from Toronto’s alternative West End queer arts scene.
Since Drag Race, Bombae has performed on international stages and collaborated with prominent arts and culture orgs like Pride Toronto, Drunk Feminist Films and Buddies
in Bad Times Theatre. Trained in design at OCAD University, this club kid makes her own outfits, has an artful approach to makeup, and moonlights as a fashion model. And as a BIPOC artist, she’s an outspoken advocate for inclusivity in drag and queer culture. You can catch Bombae on Speakeasy TV’s Twitch channel, where she’s been producing and hosting livestreams for over two years.
One of the Top 3 of Drag Race Canada, and the Executive Producer of Canada’s #1 queer documentary in 2021, Underneath the Empire, Scarlett is a fusion of Hollywood golden era icons and pop vixens of the 21st century. She has wowed audiences worldwide with her fancy footwork, flawless face and impeccable charm and charisma.
Experienced in the art of aerial silks, fire swallowing and other circus-like acts. She loves impersonating some of our most cherished celebrities such as Cher, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Brittney Spears, Lady Gaga and her all-time favourite… P!nk. Not to mention her undying love for all things comics with her multiple cosplays looks such as X-Men’s Rogue, Phoenix and Mystique to her DC favourites, Poison Ivy, Cat Woman and of course, Harley Quinn! Wherever there’s attention, Scarlett craves it and commands it through her spicy mic and hosting skills. She has also produced a solo album, and several single hit songs, delivering glam and punk rock with her sickening vocals. She is a versatile vixen slaying audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe for over 14 years. She’s performed coast to coast, throughout the prairies and into northern Ontario. She enjoys performing in Europe under the majestic lights of Paris, London and Amsterdam, making a name for herself amongst her audiences, friends and drag world family.
She is also the founder of Absolut Empires Ball, Canada’s first fully inclusive Drag Competition. In the summer of 2021, Scarlett will also take up the mantle of Rainbow Railroad Ambassador, an organization she has passionately raised over 60k in funding.
Scarlett prides herself in her continued activism and social outreach, and she looks forward to many more years working hard for her community and those who have less of a voice.