RuPaul's Drag Race 4th place queen: 'Sometimes three wig reveals aren't enough'
RuPaul’s Drag Race finales have become a bit of a reveal-fest, which barely a lip sync passing without wigs flying and dresses being abandoned on stage.
So just the three wig reveals won’t cut it any more.
**Warning – major spoilers ahead**
Silky Nutmeg Ganache came in fourth place in the season 11 final of Drag Race, despite whipping off three wigs throughout her lip sync to Bootylicious.
Unfortunately, all the hairpieces weren’t enough to beat Brooke Lynn Hytes, who danced around en pointe and lip synced on her head – but Silky isn’t feeling better.
‘Sometimes three wig reveals aren’t enough – what can you do?’ the 28-year-old told Metro.co.uk.
‘I never thought that I’d be on RuPaul’s Drag Race, let alone in the finale. There can only be one winner.’
Big Silky was one of the standouts of season 11 thanks to her brash personality, unapologetic attitude and tendency to say whatever was on her mind – something that gained and lost her fans in equal measure.
However, she was not going to water down her personality just to make friends.
When we asked whether she felt the need to tone things down, Silky – real name Reggie Steele – said: ‘No, and I wasn’t, because the reality is how it should be. My life is a candle, and if you wave your hand over it, you’re going to get burned. Don’t try to smother me.
‘You know, in the gay community, a lot of the time we try and smother people to make ourselves feel better. And that happens a lot, especially with plus-size individuals – some see you as comic relief to make themselves feel better of themselves. But in the workroom, I felt good about myself, and I wasn’t making you feel bad about yourself.’
She added: ‘I was very happy that I was shown how I am – unapologetically Silky.’
Silky had quite a successful run to the final winning two maxi challenges, including the coveted Snatch Game, but came under criticism after she repeatedly said she’d be happy to end up in the bottom two so she could lip sync for her life.
The plus-size queen explained: ‘A reality for us queens is that what we do is lip sync. So if you have a bad day and you’re not doing well, it’s kind of like a redemption – that’s a reality for us.’
Brooke Lynn Hytes and Yvie Oddly battled to be crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar after knocking out Silky and A’Keria Davenport in the semis.
In the end, it was Yvie who took the title, after astounding with a mirrored headpiece and a face on the back of her head during a lip sync to Lady Gaga’s The Edge Of Glory.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is available to stream on Netflix.
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