Adore Delano Biography

Daniel Anthony ‘Danny’ Noriega, also known as Adore Delano, is a talented singer-lyricist, TV personality, YouTuber, and drag queen. He gained recognition after competing on the 7th season of ‘American Idol’ in 2008 and impressing audiences with his performances. This led to an invitation from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to appear on her program. Adore’s success on television inspired him to create skits on YouTube, establishing himself as a professional vlogger. Additionally, his passion for drag led him to win a contest in West Hollywood. Adore released two albums, ‘Till Death Do Us Party’ in 2014 and ‘After Party’ in 2016, showcasing his singing skills. Despite facing challenges in his personal and professional life, Adore’s resilience and determination allowed him to overcome obstacles and achieve a thriving singing career.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Daniel Anthony Noriega
  • Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Males
  • Family: siblings: Has two elder brothers and sisters (making her the youngest)
  • Born Country: United States
  • Gays
  • American Men
  • Height: 1.82 m
  • U.S. State: California
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  • Education: Sierra High School

Adore Delano’s Early Life and Career

Adore Delano, known for his outgoing personality and Mexican-American background, showed his gregarious nature from a young age. He even formed a punk rock band called ‘Teenage Rampage’ while still in secondary school.

In 2008, Adore Delano got his big break when he qualified for the 7th season of ‘American Idol’. However, his unkempt appearance led to his rejection by the panel in 2007. Despite this setback, he finished in the top sixteen and made it to the semi-finals with his rendition of ‘Tainted Love’. Although he was ultimately eliminated, his time on ‘American Idol’ jump-started his professional career.

Following his success on ‘American Idol’, Adore Delano created numerous burlesques and spoofs, which he uploaded on YouTube under his drag queen alter-egos ‘Adore Delano’ and ‘Angel Baby’. In 2009, he recorded and released a song titled ’24/7′, featuring his sister Diamonique.

Rise to Fame and Success

Adore Delano’s career as a drag queen took off after witnessing the performance of Raven, a notable contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, in a West Hollywood nightclub. Inspired by this, Adore decided to compete in a drag queen competition endorsed by the club. He emerged as the winner, which led to numerous musical performances and concerts in California. He also worked as a model in Los Angeles Fashion Week in 2013.

In December 2013, Adore Delano was selected as one of the 14 contenders for the 6th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. He made it to the final showdown and was declared a joint runner-up with Courtney Act. This further boosted his career as an avant-garde and futuristic drag queen.

In 2014, Adore Delano released his first full-fledged album titled ‘Till Death Do Us Party’, with the title track ‘DTF’. The album received rave reviews and made Delano the highest-ranking charting performer among all RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants. He spent the rest of the year promoting the album and released ‘After Party’ on Amazon Music in 2016.

Current Endeavors and Controversies

In 2017, Adore Delano continued to captivate audiences with his performances in Las Vegas, Chile, and is currently touring Australia. He has upcoming shows scheduled in Lima, Chicago, California, and London in the coming months.

However, Adore Delano has also faced controversies and scandals. He filed a lawsuit against PEG (Producer Entertainment Group) for allegedly misappropriating the majority of his earnings from his two albums and public performances. He claimed to have earned around $2.5 million from 2014 until the time he filed the lawsuit, but only received $300,000.

Personal Life and Relationships

Adore Delano was born on September 29, 1989, in Azusa, California. He is known for his down-to-earth and candid personality, and he dislikes pretending to be someone he’s not. Adore identifies as non-binary and has openly discussed his experiences of living as a girl during his teenage years. He has a close relationship with his mother and his homosexuality played a role in their bond. He experienced the loss of his father in 2016 and went through a breakup, but he remains optimistic. Currently, Adore is in a relationship with Christian Francuski, an Australian.

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