Spoiler Alert: The Skunk went home in the final Group A showdown of the season, revealing singer and reality star Faith Evans. Check out our list of the ongoing reveals for this season see how her reveal went down.
The American reality singing competition known as The Masked Singer has kept audience members on their toes for six seasons now, and it doesn't look like there are any signs of the show slowing down. The show involves a panel of judges trying to guess which celebrity is singing beneath an elaborate costume.
During the two-part Season 6 premiere, fans were introduced to the Skunk, who wears an adorable hat with a fluffy, fur-lined costume. Fans have been eager to discover who is in the costume, so read on for more info — including clues about the Skunk's identity, our best guesses for who is behind the mask, and the eventual big reveal!
The Skunk on 'The Masked Singer' — The Clues
Let's analyze the clues that have been given for Skunk's identity so far. In the first clue package, Skunk appears with a train; a ticket to Seoul, South Korea; and a vase with the letter "D." Skunk also emphasizes that she "took a break to focus on family" and that she may have been in a fight in the past.
Skunk's second set of clues revealed even more. In the second clue package, Skunk says she feels like she's "forever a student" but "life happens," and that she had a full-ride scholarship before she got "unexpected news that changed everything." During this sequence, Skunk pulls out and puts away a book labeled U.S. Government and instead picks up books about acting and golfing.
In Episode 4, we got yet another clue package for Skunk. It contained the following clues:
- The Pufferfish mask (indicating some sort of link to Toni Braxton!)
- A tray with a "family size" box of cookies, shrimp, grapes, cheese, and donuts
- "These days, I limit the people that I allow into my personal space."
- Disco dancing
Here are the clues we got in the clue package for Episode 6:
- "One night, I let my pride stop me from saying 'Hi' to a loved one. Little did I know, I would never get a chance to see them again."
- An orchid
- A figure wearing a porkpie hat and a black jacket, and holding a cane.
During the Semi-Finals, we received the following clues for The Skunk:
- "I've been told [Etta James] would want me to portray her in a movie.
- She has kids.
The Skunk on 'The Masked Singer' — The Guesses
Spoiler alert! Read on for the best guesses and who was revealed to really be behind the mask.
People on Instagram and behind the judges' table agree that based on voice and style, this classy lady can only be a legendary pop culture diva. As clues have continued to be revealed, fans think that the Skunk is songstress Faith Evans. Some viewers think the figure in Skunk's Episode 6 clue package is dressed like Biggie Smalls (Faith's first husband), and we're inclined to agree.
Furthermore, Faith dropped out of school after securing a full-ride scholarship to Fordham University to have her daughter, Chyna. She has also been involved with legal issues in the past. That might be a reference to the "fight" clue.
Here are a few other guesses we've seen for Skunk:
So, who is Skunk on 'The Masked Singer'? The answer is...Faith Evans!
Fans knew it right from the start! Songstress Faith Evans was behind the Skunk mask on The Masked Singer. Other hints to her identity included that the Skunk took an extended break (Faith's last album was 2017), the vase with the letter "D" (she starred and produced R&B Divas: Atlanta), and the Seoul train (aka Soul Train, where she won a lifetime achievement award in 2018).
To see who is unmasked next, watch The Masked Singer Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.