Spoiler Alert: In a surprising upset, the Pufferfish was unmasked on Sept. 23, revealing R&B superstar Toni Braxton. Check out our running list to see who else has been unmasked.
It's that time of the year again: Fox's The Masked Singer is here. Now, we can get back to what's basically become our favorite detective show. Of course, the songs and most of the singing are great, but what really gets fans addicted to the show is guessing who is behind each mask — and seeing if their clues lead them to the correct answer.
This year there's a Pufferfish, and it's one of the only aquatic costumes to be featured on The Masked Singer (USA) so far. Here's everything we know right now about this fish's true identity, some clues, and the fans' best guesses.
The Pufferfish on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
Season 6 of The Masked Singer aired on Sept. 22, 2021, so there haven't been too many clues to go on just yet for any mask. But we did know that the Pufferfish would be one of the first five singers on the show. Thanks to a teaser, we knew she was a part of Group A along with an Octopus, Mother Nature, a Skunk, and a Bull.
There were a couple of possible clues to go by. Aside from the Pufferfish mask, the singer wore a nude-colored dress that fit closely to their body. Their figure looked feminine, so they could be a woman, and they do have a thinner build. There's also an Instagram post that describes the singer as "bubbly." When the show premiered, more clues included a disco ball and a boomerang.
The Pufferfish on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Spoiler alert! Below are the initial fan guesses, as well as who was unmasked.
Although this one was difficult to guess, fans speculated hard. Lots of people are making jokes about the singer being Kylie Jenner or Lisa Rinna because of the mask's big lips. One person guessed it could be singer Colbie Caillat because of the "bubbly" description. She has a song with the same name.
Others who have seen the teaser believe that because of the way the person is moving, it's a drag queen with some serious stage presence. One person specifically guessed RuPaul.
Who is the Pufferfish on 'The Masked Singer?' The answer is...Toni Braxton.
In what could be the biggest surprise of the season, the Pufferfish did not last long on the show. But that could be because the person behind the mask was actually so worried about COVID-19, she wore a face mask under her fish mask. R&B superstar Toni Braxton was the powerfully talented Pufferfish.
The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.