Who is Silky Nutmeg Ganache? 'RPDR' star is a pageant queen with coveted titles
If there is any queen who made quite the impression on her season, it would have to be Silky Nutmeg Ganache. The Season 11 queen nailed the acting challenges as well as the 'Snatch Game'. Although she didn't win the first time around, she's back to bag the crown on Season 6 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'.
Who is Silky Nutmeg Ganache?
Reginald Steele, who is popularly known by the stage name Silky Nutmeg Ganache or just Silky Ganache, is a drag queen and performer from Chicago, Illinois. Steele was born on December 30, 1990, in the South. Steele has a master's degree in organizational leadership and attended Wabash College, an all-male college and an MBA in organizational leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University.
The drag queen also mentioned on the talk show 'Hey Qween', that she would start a Doctorate in 2021. Her drag mother is Vanessa Ryan, who mentored Ganache in drag during her college years.
Initially, she planned on calling herself 'Lasagna Frozeen'. However, Ryan began referring to her as 'Silky', seeing that she was rough around the edges and classy as well. Her name was later inspired while she was watching the food network, and heard the phrase 'silky ganache'.
She then christened herself as 'Silky Nutmeg Ganache'. Prior to starring in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 11, she performed drag for six years, working at Hydrate, Roscoe’s Tavern, Splash and Berlin in Boystown, and also competed in a wide range of pageants.
Silky Ganache is a pageant queen
Prior to joining 'Drag Race' on Season 11, Ganache was a seasoned pageant queen and has over 100 competition credits. Some of her wins include Miss Gay Indiana University 2014, Indiana All American Goddess at Large 2014-- first alternate, Miss Unlimited Newcomer 2015, Miss Latina Continental Plus 2017, Miss Continental Plus 2017 -- second alternate and Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2018 -- first alternate.
Apart from 'Drag Race', she's worked on other projects, such as performing alongside Iggy Azalea at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, guest-starring in Germany's Next Topmodel and was also featured in Lizzo's music video, 'Juice'.
She currently all set to star in her own series, 'Shantay You Pray', which explores her relationship with religion. She is also currently working on another series titled 'Nightmare Neighbors with Silky & Vanjie', with fellow 'Drag Race' alumni, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, a docuseries chronicling their life together as roommates.
'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' Season 6 premieres on Paramount+ on June 24, 2021.