As Season 10 of "The Masked Singer" continued its captivating journey with "One Hit Wonders Night," viewers witnessed both high entertainment and heartfelt farewells. The night's most notable moment came with the unmasking of the enigmatic Hibiscus, revealed to be none other than Luann de Lesseps, best known for her role in the Real Housewives series.
De Lesseps, currently touring with her Countess Cabaret show, decided to test her vocal talents on Fox's hit show, which also streams on Hulu. However, her time on the show was cut short, largely due to panelist Jenny McCarthy's accurate identification of her.
McCarthy's familiarity with de Lesseps' background, including their long-standing acquaintance and her knowledge of the reality star's history, played a crucial role in this early guess.
de Lesseps Unmasked
In an exclusive conversation with CinemaBlend, de Lesseps shared her thoughts on being recognized so quickly: "I've known Jenny for years, and she knows a lot about my past.
So I think being a nurse which she knew, then just my stature and then my voice... You know, a lot of people don't know that the de Lesseps gave the Statue of Liberty to America for the French. And so when she saw the Statue of Liberty, I think that was like a dead giveaway.
And I knew she would get it. I knew she would get it first. I was bummed [to leave], but it was such a great experience. I had so much fun. And so, you know, onward and upward." While McCarthy's prowess in unmasking celebrities on the show is notable, this season has seen a surprising uptick in correct guesses from Ken Jeong, challenging her guessing throne.
Aside from her stint on "The Masked Singer," de Lesseps has a busy year ahead. She continues her cabaret performances and is slated to appear in the much-anticipated "Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip" later this year. Despite her early exit from the singing competition, de Lesseps's brief presence on "The Masked Singer" was memorable, paving the way for new talents to emerge.
As the season progresses, fans eagerly anticipate more surprises, exceptional performances, and perhaps a few more celebrity reveals. "The Masked Singer" airs Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox, promising to be an unmissable season that could set the tone for future installments.