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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. 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.
On May 8, 2020, it was announced that she would be competing in All Stars 5. She was eliminated in the third episode, placing 8th in the competition overall.