Danny Noriega was born on September 29, 1989 in Azusa, California, better known by his stage name Adore Delano, is an American television personality, singer, and drag queen. He is known for appearing on the seventh season of American Idol and the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. After seeing RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Raven perform at the nightclub Micky's in West Hollywood, Noriega was inspired to enter a drag competition at the club, later winning it on October 3, 2011. Following the win, Noriega started performing regularly in Southern California as Adore Delano. Along with other RuPaul's Drag Race contestants, Adore walked the Marco Marco runway for Los Angeles Fashion Week in 2013.
In December 2013, Logo announced that Adore Delano was among 14 drag queens who would be competing on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Adore had previously competed for the Season 5 fan-vote, ultimately losing to Penny Tration. Despite a slow start to the competition, Delano eventually went on to become a finalist alongside Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act and won three challenges, the joint most of the season alongside Del Rio.