Many viewers of “The Masked Singer” Season 1 are right. The Lion is Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Hollywood actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.
Born at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, United States on August 16, 1988, Rumer is the sister of Scout LaRue Willis and Tallulah Belle Willis. They also have paternal half-sisters namely Mabel Ray Willis and Evelyn Penn Willis.
Rumer won “Dancing with the Stars” Season 20 with her professional partner was Valentin Chmerkovskiy in 2015. She played Tory Ash in the Fox series “Empire” from 2017 to 2018.
As the Lion, Rumer was one of the five mystery celebrity singers who performed in “The Masked Singer” Season 1 episode 8 titled “Semi Finals: Double Unmasking,” which aired on February 20, 2019 on Fox. She competed against the Monster, the Peacock, the Rabbit and the Bee.
Two contestants, who received the lowest votes from the judges and the audience, were eliminated in the episode. Aside from Rumer, the Rabbit was also unmasked and revealed to be Joey Fatone.
But in “Semi Finals: Double Unmasking,” none of the panelists correctly guessed the Lion’s identity. Jenny McCarthy and Kenan Thompson guessed Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child, Robin Thicke guessed Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, Nicole Scherzinger guessed Hailee Steinfeld and Ken Jeong guessed Dawn Robinson from En Vogue and Kenan Thompson.
Prior to the episode, the judges and viewers guessed that the Lion is Rumer and the Rabbit is Fatone. However, both denied being a part of “The Masked Singer.”
“I am not,” Rumer told People. “All of a sudden when it started airing, I started getting all of these things in my Twitter feed and I said, ‘Oh, okay. Well, maybe I have to watch this and see what’s happening.’ It’s pretty cool.”
Fatone also mentioned Twitter. He told Us Weekly, “I’m here to set the record straight, people!”
“My Twitter was blowing up beyond belief,” Fatone continued. “It’s really funny! I’m not the rabbit. I wanted to be a judge! Why wasn’t I called?”
Watch Rumer’s unmasking as the Lion here: