Talk show host Wendy Williams was revealed to be the “Lips” costume on this week’s episode of “The Masked Singer.” Today, Wendy talked about her experience on “The Masked Singer”, saying that she chose “Native New Yorker” by Odyssey, which is one of her favorite songs.
Wendy decided to go on “The Masked Singer” because she was a fan and has been “watching it since season one.” She kept it a secret from everyone, including her parents and host Nick Cannon. Wendy recalled a phone call from “The Masked Singer” host saying that, “she expected him to say something about it,” but instead the two discussed “everything else” and that Cannon had “no idea.”
When talking about her performance she said, “I would have guessed me right away. It didn’t help that I laughed in-between!”
Check out a clip from today’s “Wendy Show” to hear her detail the experience.
Even though the mega-media star was eliminated from the show, Wendy revealed in an interview with US Weekly that she had alot of fun showing off her stellar chops on the show.
“All my friends and family say to me, ‘Wendy, you can talk, but don’t sing!’ They tell me to stay in my lane. I’ll show them.” Wendy exclaimed.
“After I’d sing a line, then I would laugh. I thought that gave it away. I was really filled with joy though. Nick Cannon knew right away. When we sat down, he said, ‘I’m not going to say anything, but I know who you are right away!’ And he said he couldn’t believe I pulled this off! I had no idea he would be wearing those red sparkly shoes that matched my lips costume.”
Apparently, Wendy’s massive Lips costume was covered in Swarovski crystals. During her big reveal, the talk show host looked like she had some trouble getting out of it. Wendy said the elaborate costume weighed over 50 pounds.
“The costume was literally 50 pounds, and it was a struggle! I love my legs, so I wanted to show those off.” Wendy continued. “We would have fittings every day, and they would have to hold on the giant headpiece with a harness around my legs, it was so heavy. After they made some adjustments, it kept getting better and better. It’s all so secretive that it was hard knowing who else was going to be on the stage — they had me in a giant mask, shield, huge black hood. I had to wear my hair in a ponytail so no one could see if I was a man or a woman, blonde or brunette, so I never saw anyone!”
What do you think about Wendy’s performance on “The Masked Singer”? Did you know it was her even before her identity was revealed?