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Meet Silky Nutmeg Ganache, a queen from Moss Point on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

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As LGBTQ icon RuPaul would say, “Yes, henny!”

The season 11 cast of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was revealed (or ru-velaed, if you’re versed in the Drag Race vocabulary) on Thursday and America is buzzing over the 15 drag queens vying to earn the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.

One of those drag queens is pageant goddess, Silky Nutmeg Ganache. She hails from Chicago but was proudly born and raised in Moss Point, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

“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,” Entertainment Weekly reported.

Silky, who describes herself as a Southern Bell who serves the truth and is always down to give a helping hand, said she got her first name from a mentor at the all-male college she attended. Ganache came from a segment she watched on Food Network.

“Silky is a down-to-earth-girl,” she said in her “Drag Race” interview. “Now, on the stage, b****, I’m gonna twirl, whip, kick and split for you.”

Does Silky have what it takes to earn the “Drag Race” crown? You can watch her snatch wigs, shock the judges and perhaps lip sync for her life — season 11 of “Drag Race” premieres March 1 on VH1.

If Silky wins, she’ll earn the ultimate “con-drag-ulations” from RuPaul and win a sizable prize package, including $100,000 cash.

Silky isn’t the only “Drag Race” contestant with ties to South Mississippi. Alyssa Edwards, while performing at B-Bob’s bar in Mobile, told fans she had family who lived in Gautier, also in Jackson County.

The inaugural season of “Drag Race” premiered in 2009 on Logo TV, becoming a cult classic and eventually earning the distinction of top-rated series in LOGO history.

“Drag Race” moved to VH1 in season 9 and is reportedly casting for season 12.

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