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The Masked Singer already has a fanbase in countries like China, Indonesia, Thailand and more. Now, it’s rapidly building a fanbase in the U.S. and has even gotten renewed for a second season on Fox. Still, luring contestants onto the show was not always an easy prospect, and The Masked Singer’s Tori Spelling recently revealed why she originally refused to join the Fox series before ultimately signing on as the unicorn. She said:
In her comment, Tori spelling mentions the fact that judge Ken Jeong called the Unicorn “his sentimental favorite.” Although, she was still eliminated from The Masked Singer, she now seems flattered about her portrayal on the show and happy about joining. It’s a long cry away from the Tori Spelling of a few months ago, who repeatedly told the show she would not be joining its lineup.
Now, she’s revealed to EW how she changed her mindset about The Masked Singer as Season 1 was still coming together, noting,
We’ve previously heard that those involved with The Masked Singer had a little bit of trouble when it came to selling the series to the network and audiences, as well as the contestants. There’s a big aura of secrecy around the series and even backstage contestants wear identity-masking costumes (including giant sweatshirts) and are encouraged not to talk.
That way there is no opportunity for the identities of the contestants to be leaked anywhere, leaving plenty of opportunity for the fans at home and who are talking about the series online to totally get involved with the guessing game.
It wasn't a huge shock when Tori Spelling was revealed this past week. Although some people thought her "magical" author clues might be mentioning Lauren Conrad, ultimately, some guessed it could be Tori Spelling. Then, when she was paired with the rabbit, the lion and the alien, it was clear her demise was coming. It's not that Tori Spelling is a horrible singer and huge props in general for just signing on to this oddly exciting and watchable series, but it was her time to go, sentimental favorite or no.