Only 5 contestants remain in The Masked Dancer season 1. One of those final characters is the Exotic Bird.
While the Exotic Bird 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.
Exotic Bird on ‘The Masked Dancer’ Clues
Some visual clues that have stood out in the Exotic Bird’s clue packages include a race track, the number 17, a “bang” and glitter coming out of a gun, perfume, venus fly traps, “Best By 07” on a carton of eggs, baking supplies, a telephone, football trophy, stadium, flashing lights, DJ, apple pie, and confetti. Birdcages and fireworks were featured during her debut performance.
The Exotic Bird said she is competitive, adding “I started when I was a teenager.”
In past experience, Exotic Bird says, “I felt attacked a lot. For losing, for my relationships, even just for being a big bird.”
The Exotic Bird’s “Word Up” clues were “scored,” “number 1,” and “circus.”
She believes that “Every single day I’m on stage is a good day,” although “that wasn’t always the case.” She regards her life as a “roller coaster.”
Exotic Bird opened up about a hardship she faced in her career, revealing, “right before the biggest opportunity of my life, I got really sick… I could barely breathe.” Her mom helped her get through it.
She said what makes her feel exotic, like her character, is “being able to show a different side of myself to all of you.”
For Exotic Bird’s episode 6 clue package, three major visual clues were the day Monday on a calendar for the month of February, Santa Clause, and the number 23 on a jersey.
Of Exotic Bird, her “She has the biggest heart, and is so giving.” They also revealed that the celebrity behind the mask is also a “mama” to a “baby bird.”
The partner teased that there would be bonus clues hidden in the Exotic Bird’s episode 6 performance. A diner called “Nowhere Diner,” with a giant number 6 on it, served as the backdrop for the dance.
Paul Abdul is one of Exotic Bird’s idols.
Before Exotic Bird took off her mask after being eliminated in episode 6, the panelists each got to ask one question. From their final questions, we learned:
– she is “definitely” taller than Ken Jeong.
– she is used to performing in front of large and small crowds.
– she has maybe won a major award.
– she has been on the cover of a magazine.
– she has met Paula Abdul before.
‘The Masked Dancer’ Exotic Bird Guesses
So far this season, the panelists have guessed a number of major celebrities as the possible identity of the Exotic Bird. Their guesses have included Hope Solo, Marion Jones, Fergie, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Venus Williams, Janet Jackson, Kate Hudson, or even Megan Thee Stallion.
After Exotic Bird danced to “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul, Ashley Tisdale guessed Khloe Kardashian because she has a baby and her family is a circus.
Guest judge Mayim Bialik guessed that the Exotic Bird is new mother and host of The Talk, Eve.
Abdul went back to one of her earlier guesses Jordin Sparks, pointing out that Number 23 is Michael Jordan, whose last name is Sparks’s first name.
SPOILER: At the end of episode 6, Exotic Bird was eliminated. When she took off her mask, she revealed herself as Jordin Sparks!
New episodes of The Masked Dancer air on Wednesday nights at 8/7c on FOX.