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Adore Delano is an American drag performer, singer, and YouTube personality. She is best known for being a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, as well as a renowned finalist on Season 6 and a contestant on All Stars 2 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Drag Name Origin[]

She started as Violet Valentine, Adore was her brother’s Chola friend’s name, where they would go around tagging the name on the walls around the city with spray paint. She loved that name and used it for her first drag competition. She later added Delano and got it from looking up demonic child names and it was the one that stood out and seems to fit. Delano means “of the night” in Old French (de la Nuit), but in other origins means "swamp", and in Spanish means "of the anus".

Track Record(s)[]

Adore Delano
Statistics USA Season 6 USA All Stars
Season 2
Ranking: 2nd/3rd Place
9th Place
Maxi Challenges Won: 3 (Eps. 6, 7, 11) 0
Mini Challenges Won: 2 (Eps. 3, 4) 0
Times as Team Captain: 2 (Eps. 3, 4) 0
Times in Bottom: 2 (Eps. 9, 10) 1 (Ep. 1)
Episode Eliminated: Episode 14 Episode 2

Memorable Quotes[]

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6[]

  • "I'm home! Fuck yeah, I'm the first one!" (entrance quote)
  • "Party!"
  • "I'm from Azusa. I'll stab a bitch."
  • "Fuck all the way off."
  • "I'm a fucking Libra."
  • "Yeah, motherfucker, yeah."
  • "Bitch which part?"
  • "It's very that."
  • "My mom's a Chola and she likes big cocks."
  • "Fuck off. Fuck all the way off."
  • "For all the other queen who tell me I'm not polished enough, they just need to know I'm polish remover, bitch."
  • "They smell like feet!" (when describing her Tights in the Puppet mini challenge)
  • "I'm too punk to wash my tights."
  • "I looked like a Lesbian Jonas Brother."
  • "Bianca is hilarious. She's everything I wanna be when I'm 57."
  • "BITCH JUST STOLE MY MOTHERFUCKING MOVE! D-did you see that? Bitch, I did that first, I did that first."
  • "I'm fucking cool."
  • "She looks fucking"
  • "I'm Adore Delano, I’m two years old, and I’m from the ocean."
  • "This isn't Barney & Friends, girl."
  • "Oh, we're playing that this year, bitch?"
  • "I wanted to show my hog body."
  • "I'm a mermaid, and I grew up singing so the humans would hear me from above."
  • "I spit ill shit on a fucking daily."
  • ”It fucking sucks man”
  • "I don't know what Milk's sign is, but she's turning sour at this point and im pretty sure she's expired"
  • "She should have let me go out there with pink hair, that would have been cool!"
  • "So Laganja has ideas, and I mean I was raised right, so all I can do is nervous laugh at them, because I don't know how to respond to them. I'm not going to say 'No bitch, that's an awful idea and mine is better', but that was the truth of this situation."
  • "Miss Laganja Estranja. Next time you do a death drop, reverse that and drop dead."
  • "Every day is shark week with your grill."
  • Bianca Del Rio: “At least Beyonce's dresses hit the floor." Adore Delano: "So do your tits."
  • "It's very a star is born!"
  • "Like my body? Want some money? Wanna viper?" (as Anna Nicole Smith in Snatch Game)
  • "So I put 'hair' and I think I won somethin." (as Anna Nicole Smith in Snatch Game)
  • "Well, I'm not really a drinkerr," (as Anna Nicole Smith in Snatch Game)
  • "Kimmyy!" (as Anna Nicole Smith in Snatch Game)
  • "But I had to wear it because it was see-through and I wanted to show my bahhhhhday." (To Michelle Visage during critiques)
  • "Anyone close to me knows that cunt, bitch, fuck, damn, shit, and ass are my favorite words to use."
  • "I look fucking cool."
  • "Oh my gosh, no, yeah, we're here, we're fucking queer, and we're not going anyweer."
  • "I just want pizza and dick, I don't want any more drama!"
  • “My name says it all, ain't no need to try to force it. Look at my body in this brand-new corset. Men turn around, pants coming down. Go home, hos, where my Drag Race crown?” (verse in Oh No She Better Don't)
  • "Which one of you bitches is my mother?" (imitating Phoebe Cates)

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 2[]

  • "Meow" (entrance quote)
  • "I don't think I belong here."
  • “My names Adore Delano and I’m a messy slut”


  • Adore has a drag daughter named Yasmin Delano.
  • Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio, Courtney Act, and Darienne Lake are in a group text that they talk in daily.
  • Adore Delano is the second queen in the American Drag Race franchise to receive negative critiques in their first episode competing and go on to make the top 3 of the season. The first to do so was Rebecca Glasscock of Season 1.
  • Adore voices a character named "Roxy Moron" in the WOWPresents+ show "Drag Tots". The show also features Bianca Del Rio, Valentina, and many more Ru-Girls. RuPaul herself also voices a character.
  • Adore had a guest appearance in Taylor Swift's LGBT+ music video, You Need to Calm Down.
  • Adore attained 2 million followers on Instagram in December 2019.
  • Adore is one of the next 3 drag queens to get a Funko Pop! figure, along with All Stars 3 finalist Shangela and famous Brazilian singer and YouTuber, Pabllo Vittar.
  • Adore is the only Top 4 contestant to have competed in Season 6's first premiere.
  • As stated in their Meet the Queens interview, Adore's favorite past Drag Race contestant is Alaska.
  • Adore was the first Drag Race contestant to not be eligible to return into the competition as part of a twist. She was later followed by Ginny Lemon on RuPaul's Drag Race UK (Season 2).
  • Adore, along with Roxxxy Andrews and Ongina, has competed on two or more seasons and has been judged in every episode she competed in.
  • Adore is the first ever Drag Race contestant to perform in an All Star Variety Show.
  • Adore stated she was called to compete on All Stars 6.
    • She told the casting producers she would go on only if she would be able to perform a specific talent show act, which production ended up not having enough time to prepare, leading to her not being cast on the season.
    • She later revealed at a Roscoe's Viewing Party, and elaborated on a Joseph Shepard interview, that the talent was fire spitting, and involved her smashing sugar glass beer bottles over her head.[3]
  • Adore revealed that she had to undergo two root canal operations, during the filming of Season 6, and wore the jewelled mask for Episode 9's 'Animal Kingdom' runway, to hide the swelling.
  • Adore auditioned for the role of Crystal DeCanter on American Horror Story: Double Feature but they ultimately chose fellow RuGirl Eureka.[4]
  • Adore came out as a transgender woman on July 26, 2023.
  • On a twitter live Adore talked about that her original look for the All Stars 2 reunion wasn’t okay for the camera and Roxxxy Andrews lended her the look she ended up using.


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