Television star, singer, and overall role model for everything fabulous, Candis Cayne embodies some of the best of what makes the community special. Last week, she did a whirlwind tour through Wilton Manors.
The entire trip was to promote her new reality show, “Candis Cayne’s Secret Garden”, which is on Advocate Channel. The seeds of the show were planted during the pandemic when, out of boredom, Cayne started a garden. In a year, her thumb was thoroughly green, and she wanted to share with the world.
She produces the show with her best friend, Danna Davis, who said the only thing better than a lush garden is a lush garden with magical creatures.
“It’s a combination of Martha Stewart Living and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” Cayne said. “It’s a fun how-to where you also get to meet all these magical creatures.”
To promote the show, she had a party at NO Manors, where she hung out with fans and did a couple numbers. The crowd was so adoring, she could have stayed up there all night.
While she was in town, Cayne worked with Davis on a commercial spoof, as well as a new project featuring LGBTQ medical personnel from South Florida.
Cayne has many acting credits on her CV, the biggest of which is her role in “Dirty Sexy Money” on ABC, where she played Carmelita. She was also best friends with Caitlyn Jenner, and they were featured together on a show about Jenner’s transition.
Jenner, despite being trans, is an outspoken conservative who often backs candidates that are openly hostile to the LGBTQ community. The two no longer talk, and Cayne says it was just too difficult to justify Jenner’s beliefs.
That said, Cayne says if Jenner’s number shows up on caller ID, she’ll take the call.