The Penguin's Identity Was Finally Revealed On 'The Masked Singer'

Laura Hanrahan
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From Woman's Day

As The Masked Singer reveals more clues about its hidden competitors, fan theories are bound to change. That seems to be the case when it comes who figuring out who is the Penguin. Prior to the show's Nov. 6 episode, people were convinced that the Penguin was an actor. But the new round of clues have fans and judges thinking she is a comedian who has graced our TV.

Who is Penguin on The Masked Singer?

On Nov. 6, it was revealed that the celebrity behind the Penguin mask was actress Sherri Shepherd.

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Prior to Shepard's first performance, a pre-performance package revealed the "flightless but fearless" bird had to "strive for their voice to be heard." She then goes on to break our hearts but saying she's always been told that she's, "not pretty enough, not smart enough, not funny enough."

In the Nov. 6 episode, the clues continued to hint the the celebrity had been alienated and mistreated in the past, with a video of people pegging the bird with paper balls. The Penguin then went on to say that she eventually learned, "the brightest star can be born out of the greatest tragedy," implying she's used her pain to elevate her career.

She then gave some hints that her career was in comedy, which Shepard is most known for. In the package, she referenced two specific shows: The New Adventures of Old Christine and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Now, Shepard didn't have roles in either of these shows, but it's possible she mentioned those shows to throw people off.

The package also mentioned time spent in an office, which referenced Shepard's job before acting.

When masked, the Penguin told the judges she had had "rrelationships with the presidents." Although many took this to mean she had dated former POTUSes, Sehpard was actually referencing the many presidents and presidential candidates she interview during her time on The View.

When asked by host Nick Cannon why she decided to do the show, Sheppard said she was motivated by her son.

" My son Jeffrey said 'Mommy, you should do it' and I said 'I'm scared," and he said 'you should just do it scared.'"

We are sad to see Shepard go, but can't wait to see whose identity will be revealed next.

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