Silky Nutmeg Ganache proved she’s a true RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star when she outperformed six queens during RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars‘ “rudemption” game within a game.
The drag queen was one of the nine contestants who had been voted out of the competition already, But, as each eliminated drag queen would find out, they were eligible to participate in the current season’s lip sync battle to re-enter the competition. Ganache, who was eliminated third, felt she hadn’t portrayed everything she had to show during her All Stars run. She was also still harboring disappointment from her experience on her original Season 11, during which she was accosted by fans and portrayed as the villain of the season. So when she went up against the other eliminated queens, she put on a show that proved why she is a queen to watch.
During the episode, Ganache beat five of the nine queens who had been eliminated–Jiggly Caliente, Yara Sofia, Scarlet Envy, Jan and Pandora Boxx. Ganache advanced in the lip sync that would have been opposite A’keria Davenport due to Davenport choosing not to participate. The results from the final battle between Ganache and Eureka was left as a tense cliffhanger for the next episode.
Fans rejoiced over Ganache’s one-woman showcase of lip sync artistry, with many saying that the episode not only fortified Ganache’s standing in the Drag Race pantheon of queens, but also acted as an apology to Ganache from Drag Race for portraying her in a less-than-flattering light.
“Production throwing in a full length silky nutmeg ganache special this week just when we all about to hit drag race fatigue to show they’re still friesh and happening,” wrote one commenter. “Honestly silky deserves the universe.”
Another commented on how Ganache and Season 13 winner Symone hold the record of the most lip sync wins. Another fan also wrote, “This was really the Silky Nutmeg Ganache Show. she gave us SEVEN lip syncs in one eipsode and kept us entertained each time.”
“I’m so proud of Silky for winning six lip syncs!” wrote a fan. “She literally took out HALF the cast in a lip sync smackdown! Finally the rudemption she deserves.”
RPDR— Baroque Milf GF (@ChloeSaintClair) August 19, 2021
Production throwing in a full length silky nutmeg ganache special this week just when we all about to hit drag race fatigue to show they’re still fresh and happening
Honestly silky deserves the universe
Ganache also addressed Jan stans who were upset with Ganache’s use of props during her lip syncs.
“Silky did good but clearly she was able to get stuff cause she had to wait while the other girls didn’t,” wrote the fan. “Like [Jan] didn’t have a made guitar sitting around.”
“That’s not a true or fair statement,” Silky responded. “We all had the same amount of time to prepare for the lip sync. Rock and roll is not my style of music so I put extra effort into that. Please don’t [diminish] my efforts becuase I beat your favorite girl.”
That’s not a true or fair statement. We all had the same amount of time to prepare for the lip sync. Rock and roll is not my style of music so I put extra effort into that. Please don’t deminoah my efforts because I beat your favorite girl.— Silky Nutmeg Ganache (@SilkyGanache) August 19, 2021
Another fan addressed a Jan stan about the hypocrisy some have regarding Silky’s use of props versus Season 9 winner Sasha Velour’s use of rose petals under her wig during her winning lip sync for the crown.
“‘Silky only won because of props’ but y’all still hype this up to this day??” they wrote, attaching an image of Velour’s rose petal reveal.
The commentary toward Jan stans shot down common attacks and discrimination Black queens often get from white fans.
Ganache commented earlier this week about the episode, addressing how her performance helped erase mental trauma she sustained from Season 11.
“I remember this day vividly,” she posted on Instagram with a picture of her from Season 11, wearing a blue outfit. “I was poersonally attacked by a judge in critiques, twice. The returning girls attacked me. And I felt so hopeless that I couldn’t perform at the level I was known for. Over the last 3 years, I’ve not been able to wear that color because it triggers me, which is the reason why I wore red for my rudemption [look on All Stars]. Please take a look at this sad little girl because it will be the last day you will remember her like this. This is her funeral because this moment and that reputation will be buried tomorrow. Take one last look and make your last joke because this scrub has blossomed.”
She recently posted to Instagram about how fans have celebrated her epic wins.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is currently streaming on Paramount Plus and new episodes drop every Thursday.