By Joey Nolfi
April 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Alyssa Edwars’ (latest) secret has been revealed.

The fan-favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race star returns to the main stage for Thursday’s episode of the Emmy-winning reality competition series’ 11th season, and EW has an exclusive preview of her adorable reunion with her drag daughter — and current competitor — Plastique Tiara.

Sans her infamous pink clipboard, Edwards makes a surprise appearance as a runway coach as the nine remaining queens prepare fashions inspired by farm life. Offering her pageant-verified skills for elegant presentation, Edwards kicks up the sass when her adopted drag daughter slinks onto the catwalk.

“Plastique, girl, if you come around that corner and have me acting like a stage mom from Toddlers & Tiaras…” Edwards playfully warns before praising Plastique’s lack of footwear. “Barefooted, I love it! We’ve gone over this a lot, bitch!” 

Where most queens might buckle under the pressure of performing in front of their maternal influences, Plastique serves it right back to her drag mother by hiking her leg on the side of the stage — Alyssa’s go-to runway move.

“Now Plastique, see, a smart gal right there, honey!” Edwards praises. “Come on, bat your eyes! Do it like we do at the house for pageants! Not too crazy, now!”

“I am very proud of Plastique,” Edwards later admits in a confessional. “I just knew she was going to buckle when she saw me, and she didn’t. That lets me know she is ready for this!”

Plastique proves it by dropping into a split before exiting the stage.

“Okay, she’s disqualified!” Edwards quips.

See if Alyssa’s secret (to honing runway elegance) pays off for Plastique when RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 returns Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET on VH1. Watch EW’s exclusive preview above.

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