Mariah Paris Balenciaga
Mariah Paris Balenciaga, or simply known as Mariah, is the stage name of Elijah Kelly, an American drag queen and television personality, best known for competing on the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race and the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars.
Mariah Paris Balenciaga
February 13, 1982
Balenciaga was announced as one of thirteen contestants for the third season of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2011. She was eliminated in the sixth episode after losing a lip sync to "Looking for a New Love" by Jody Watley against Delta Work. In 2018, she appeared with other Drag Race alumni for the first mini challenge of season ten. She asked a viewer question to Eureka O'Hara during the season ten finale episode. She appeared as a guest for the first challenge in the premiere of season eleven of Drag Race. Balenciaga was also a drag professor for the second and third season of RuPaul's Drag U in 2011 and 2012.
Outside of Drag Race, she makes guest appearances for the WOWPresents internet series "Fashion Photo Ruview" filling in for either Raja or Raven, reviewing looks from Drag Race alumni. Her first appearance was on June 9, 2016. She also makes recurring appearances on another WOW series, "Wait, What?" as the co-host to Kimora Blac, where they answer trivia questions. Her first appearance was in the debut episode.
She was one of the background dancers for Miley Cyrus's 2015 VMA performance. She was a background dancer again, playing as one of the Spice Girls for Rita Ora on an episode of Lip Sync Battle in March 2018. She was a backup dancer for Lip Sync Battle again in 2019 for Nico Tortorella.
Balenciaga released her first single, "Mug 4 Dayz", on November 19, 2013. A remix EP of the song was released on April 11, 2014. Balenciaga appeared in the music video for Pandora Boxx's "Oops I Think I Pooped" on September 24, 2018. She appeared in a music video for Lizzo's song "Juice" on April 17, 2019. She appeared in a music video for pop duo Aly & AJ's song "Star Maps" on June 12, 2019.
|Mug 4 Dayz Stone Cold Remixes||
|2013||"Mug 4 Dayz"|
|2020||"Stains on the Wall"|
As Featured Artist
|"I'm in Love"
(with the Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, Season 5)
|2011||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 3)||Herself||Contestant (9th place)|
|2011||RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked|
|2011-12||RuPaul's Drag U|
|2015||Skin Wars||Season 2 - episode 4|||
|2018||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 10)||Guest - Episode 1|
|2018||Lip Sync Battle||Backup dancer|||
|2018||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||Drag Queen||Cameo role - episode 2|
|2019||RuPaul's Drag Race (season 11)||Herself||Guest - Episode 1|||
|2019||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||Background dancer|||
|2020||AJ and the Queen||Herself||Guest appearance|||
|2020||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (season 5)||Herself||Contestant (8th place)|||
|RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Untucked (season 2)|||
|2015-2019||Drag Queens React|
|2016-19||Fashion Photo RuView|
|2017||Spilling the Tea|
|2019||The Pit Stop|
|2017||Expensive (Deluxe Version)||Todrick Hall|
|2018||Oops I Think I Pooped||Pandora Boxx|
|2018||Excuse The Beauty||Latrice Royale|
|2019||Star Maps||Aly & AJ|
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- "Wait, What?". WOW Presents Plus. Retrieved 2018-09-09.
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- Pandora Boxx (2018-09-24), Pandora Boxx - Oops I Think I Pooped (Official Video), retrieved 2018-09-24
- "Lizzo - JUICE Music Video feat. RuPaul's Drag Race Queens". 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
- Huff, Lauren (June 12, 2019). "Watch Aly & AJ's 'Star Maps' music video featuring stars from Shameless, Drag Race, Silicon Valley, The Goldbergs, and more". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- "I'm In Love - Single". iTunes.
- Boulet, Ruth (2015-07-08). "Skin Wars season 2 episode 4 recap: The Drag Queens are here!". Channel Guide Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
- O’Keeffe, Kevin (28 February 2019). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11 premiere recap: Queens here, queens there, queens everywhere". Xtra.
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- WOWPresents (2015-06-24), Part 2 | Drag Queens Reading Mean Comments w/ Alaska, Raja, Raven, Milk, Morgan, and More!, retrieved 2019-10-23
- WOWPresents (2017-02-09), M.U.G. with Kim Chi & Mariah Balenciaga - First Timer Mistakes, retrieved 2019-05-10
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- Voss, Brandon (2019-04-13). "Mariah Balenciaga and Manila Luzon Have Thoughts About This Week's "RuPaul's Drag Race"". NewNowNext.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
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- WOWPresents (2019-06-06), Mariah Balenciaga: Reading Queens with Psychic Char Margolis, retrieved 2019-09-14
- WOWPresents (June 19, 2020), Whatcha Packin’: SPOILER ALERT! | S5 E3 | RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, retrieved June 20, 2020
- Tharrett, Matthew (2016-07-21). "Kim Chi, Willam, Mariah, Alaska And Laganja Get "Expensive" With Todrick Hall". NewNowNext.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
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