Who Is the Giraffe on The Masked Singer?

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So far on season 4 of The Masked Singer, Busta Rhymes (Dragon) and Mickey Rourke (Gremlin) have been revealed as contestants. Well, last week, Rourke actually took off his Gremlin mask himself, as if to prove the point that nothing is predictable in 2020.

Tonight, we’re returning to Group A, whom we met on the season 4 premiere. This means that Sun, Giraffe, Snow Owls, and Popcorn will be back. Panelist Jenny McCarthy thinks Sun is Demi Lovato, and there are theories that Snow Owls are a famous brother-sister duoDancing With the Stars judge Derek and his sister Julianne or Kirk Cameron and Candace Cameron Bure are on the list of possible contenders.

But the snappily dressed Giraffe, who wears an 18th-century suit complete with ruffles, lace cuffs, glasses, stockings, heeled shoes, a cane, and a very Founding Fathers wig, is really causing a stir among fans. The costume is eight feet tall.

The clues package included the details that the person under the mask “shares something in common with a powerful giant.” Another clue: the Giraffe implied he come from a musical family, but when he tried his hand at it, he “became the butt of everyone’s jokes.” He was also seen in the clues package next to a $3 sign and was driving a bumper car.

“America, trying to figure out my identity is going to be a real pain in the neck,” the Giraffe said before busting out his rendition of the Black Eyed Peas’ “Let’s Get It Started.”

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So, who is the mysterious, dapper person under the lanky costume? These are the fan guesses.

RuPaul

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As Good Housekeeping notes, there’s one particular clue that tips fans off to RuPaul. He apparently “shares something in common with a powerful giant,” per the clues package. Ru’s real name is Andre Charles, and he shares a name with the late actor and wrestler André the Giant. The clues also alluded to the Giraffe being a skilled dancer, and Ru is known to love to tap out a beat on the dance floor.

Fred Durst

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Some fans are pointing out that the $3 clue could hint to the Limp Bizkit frontman’s hit “Three Dollar Bill Ya’ll.” According to Cosmopolitan, this clue might also be referencing the movie The Fanatic, featuring John Travolta and directed by Durst, which only made $3,153 its opening weekend.

Jonathan Groff or Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Hamilton fans on YouTube think the Giraffe is a Hamilton star based on the costume. Groff seems to be the guess because he played King George in the musical and the Giraffe’s very proper, like royalty. On the other hand, the costume is very revolutionary, so maybe the Giraffe is (someone give me a beat) Alexander Hamilton.

Anthony Ramos

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Ramos is another Hamilton guess, but as fans of Miranda’s Broadway projects point out, he’s also starring in the movie adaptation of In the Heights. Height? Giraffe? Get it?

Vanilla Ice

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Another rap-related theory is Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle). One fan commented on YouTube that “the butt of everyone’s jokes” refers to his 1991 autobiography in which he revealed that he got stabbed in the butt during a knife attack when he was 18. “What they did was put this thing that looked like a Q-tip with alcohol on it down inside my leg to plug up the artery,” he wrote.

Maybe we’ll get some more clues tonight. Hamilton and RuPaul’s Drag Race fans will definitely be watching for them.

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