By Talbert Toole
She might be representing Chicago, but ‘Silky Nutmeg Ganache’ is bringing her southern roots from Moss Point, Mississippi to the national platform on season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1.
Last Thursday the Emmy award-winning television show announced its line-up for its 11th regular season which included the Mississippi native.
Ganache, 28, attended an all-male college where she first experienced drag culture, she said in an interview with VH1.
Her mentor dubbed her ‘Silky’ due to the fact she could be rough around the edges but also keep it classy. After being bestowed the name, Ganache went home where she watched the Food Network. While watching a program, Ganache overheard the phrase “silky ganache.” From there, she would hence be known as ‘Silky Nutmeg Ganache.’
“Silky is your cousin, your best friend… that shoulder you lean on when you are going through something,” Ganache said to VH1.
Entertainment Tonight reported the Chicago based performer is “Another pageant diva with more than 100 competition credits tucked under her luscious curves. Silky Nutmeg Ganache is known for her legendary dance moves and larger-than-life personality.”
Ganache will be competing for a $100,000 cash prize, including other prizes, but the most important prize is the title of “RuPaul’s Next Drag Race Superstar.”
Against 14 other drag queens, Mississippi should send all its wishes to its native, Miss ‘Silky Nutmeg Ganache.’
Season 11 of the show will premiere in March on VH1, according to the Sun Herald.
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