RuPaul’s Drag Race has welcomed many talented queens into the werkroom since it first premiered over a decade ago. Some of them have stolen audience members’ hearts, such as season 11 queen Silky Nutmeg Ganache. In 2021, Big Silk With the Good Milk made her grand return to the main stage in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 6.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s return to ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’
Silky Nutmeg Ganache returned to RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars with something to prove and an image to rehab. After season 11, she was attacked by fans for her attitude toward her competitors and outbursts behind the scenes.
Silky showed off her talents from the beginning of All Stars with a piano performance in the talent show and blue looks in the Blue Ball. But she was sent home in episode 3 by the queens’ elimination vote, and even RuPaul was disappointed when she got the chop.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache’s ‘All Stars’ Rudemption
Throughout the season, RuPaul teased viewers — and eliminated queens — with a mysterious “game within a game” that gave the eliminated queens another chance to return to the competition.
In episode 10, after the top four queens celebrated making it almost to the end of the road, viewers and the top 4 alike learned just what the “game within a game” was all about. It was a lip-sync Rudemption challenge, not unlike the LaLaPaRuZa from All Stars 4.
Every week, two eliminated All Stars went head-to-head in a lip sync battle; the winner would advance to the next round and battle against the next-eliminated All Star. To officially return to the competition, the reigning lip sync champion had to defeat every queen who was eliminated after them.
Silky Nutmeg Ganache gave an entertaining performance of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” against Jiggly Caliente and went on to dominate the Rudemption challenge. One by one, Silky sent a different queen packing every week: Yara Sofia, Scarlet Envy, A’Keria C. Davenport (who opted not to return), Jan Sport, and Pandora Boxx.
It remains to be seen whether Silky was victorious in her battle against Eureka! — her last obstacle to return to the competition.
2 other ‘Drag Race’ queens share the record for most lip-syncs with Silky
With eight lip-sync battles total, Episode 10 of Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars featured the most lip-syncs in one episode of Drag Race ever. It also put Silky in an exclusive club of lip-syncers in Drag Race herstory.
Silky has so far participated in seven different lip-sync battles throughout the season. Only two other queens have participated in that many lip sync battles in one season: Symone and Kandy Muse, the winner and runner-up of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 13.
As it stands, Silky has won six lip-syncs in one season, and could tie Symone’s record of seven lip-sync wins depending on how her battle with Eureka! turned out.