Hailing from Moss Point, Mississippi, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, is best known for her appearance on season eleven of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she finished in the final four.
Silky is also referred to as “The Reverend Doctor Silky Nutmeg Ganache,” due to her Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and current pursuit of becoming a doctor in Philosophy. Education is the single thing in life that no one could ever take away from you. That was the message ingrained in Silky by her 81 year-old educator-grandmother, who is still teaching to date.
Finding inspiration for her name while watching The Food Network, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, describes herself as a southern bell who speaks the truth and will always lend a helping hand. As a child, Silky was obsessed with the Food Network. While other children were tuned in to cartoons, Silky was tuned in to Emeril Lagasse instead.
Like many others, Silky sees the importance and responsibility of being a drag entertainer. When asked about her legacy, Silky shared, I want everyone to know that as drag queens, we are greater than entertainers. We are doctors, lawyers, politicians, educators, etc. I hope to be the example through my accomplishments in education and through the many people I’ve enrolled and inspired to pursue higher education.
Time on RuPaul’s Drag Race was a truly enlightening experience for Silky. She came to grips with vulnerability and misconceptions. I think many believe that I am shady, bitter, hateful yet I’m the complete opposite. We have to see a person beyond the lens of a camera, shared Silky.
Silky will spend the rest of 2019, touring the world, bringing her humor, essence, and sparkle to the masses.