Only 5 contestants remain in The Masked Dancer season 1. One of those final characters is the Cotton Candy.
While the Cotton Candy remains in the competition, their celebrity identity is a mystery for the fans and panelists to continue to guess about, using each week’s clues and performances to support their predictions
Here’s what we know about the Cotton Candy so far, and who might be behind the mask:
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW.
Cotton Candy on ‘The Masked Dancer’ Clues
Cotton Candy says “I’m definitely a perfectionist, but things in my life haven’t always been sweet.” She calls herself a “Wiz kid,” and said she had to live with another family when she was younger to “chase her dreams.”
Cotton Candy missed her high school prom growing up. She revealed, “I grew up in a place where life was carefree and simple… for everyone but me.” She also said she was “iced out from kids my age.”
Some visual clues that popped up during the Cotton Candy’s clue packages include candy, a ladybug, a witch’s hat, 3-pound weights, an English-style breakfast, a bowl of corn flakes, cupcakes, a clock, a scale, lipstick, a hawk with an American flag on it, and a “The Cotton Candy Story” picture book.
The Cotton Candy’s “Word Up” clues were “primetime” and “team player.”
Cotton Candy said the scary fall she took during rehearsal for her show-stopping aerial performance was not her first time falling on television.
Her episode 6 clue package highlighted some visual hints, including a red, white, and blue sash that says “Miss Perfection” on it, running, and a photo of Cotton Candy wearing a superhero cape (displayed on a dressing room mirror).
Cotton Candy’s dance partner commended her “dedication.” They said they were so scared when she fell during rehearsal but noted that “she vaulted back to her feet.” Is that a hint that she might be a professional gymnast?
Cotton Candy showed off her dance skills yet again in episode 6 with a remixed Swan Lake ballet routine, but the panelists said they do not think she’s a trained ballerina.
Her Top 5 “word up” clue was “prayer.” The judges wondered if that pointed to the celebrity’s religious upbringing.
When asked if she’s performed in the public eye before, Cotton Candy said, “you have seen me perform for many years, and hopefully for many more to come.”
‘The Masked Dancer’ Cotton Candy Guesses
So far this season, the panelists have guessed a number of talented celebrities as the possible identity of the Cotton Candy. Their guesses have included Jenna Dewan, Tara Lipinsky, and Kristi Yamaguchi. Fans of the show think Cotton Candy may be Dancing With the Stars alum and actress Julianne Hough.
After Cotton Candy’s episode 6 performance, the panelists were in agreement that she’s likely an athlete.
Brian Austin Green guessed she might be Kristi Yamaguchi. Paula Abdul guessed once again that she thinks it’s Simone Biles.
Mayim Bialik guessed Hayden Panettiere, who was in Heroes and Ice Princess.
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.