Cotton Candy is one of the best contestants on season 1 of “The Masked Dancer.” On February 3, she impressed the the four judges (Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green, Ken Jeong, Ashley Tisdale) with her graceful routine set to the ballet “Swan Lake Opus 20. Acto I Finale” by Tchaikovsky. Cotton Candy was competing as part of the Final Five and ensured herself a place in the Top 4 who will dance on February 10.
We’ve watched that most recent routine repeatedly as well as her three previous turns when she danced to “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Sour Candy” by Lady Gaga featuring Blackpink and “Glitter in the Air” by Pink. And we’ve gone back and reviewed all the Cotton Candy clues videos too. Keep reading if you want to know the name of Cotton Candy as we have all “The Masked Dancer” spoilers for season 1.
We are certain that Cotton Candy is Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas. Don’t believe us? Well consider the following:
On February 3, Cotton Candy revealed that her fall in her first appearance might have been rock bottom. However, she “vaulted” back to her feet like a hero. The vault is one of the routines required for gymnasts competing in the Olympics. In the third clues video for Cotton Candy we’d seen diamond rings in the shape of the Olympic logo. Gabby Douglas competed at the Olympics twice and won three gold medals. As a group, the season 1 contestants on “The Masked Dancer” have taken home four gold medals (we think Zebra accounts for the other).
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In the most recent Cotton Candy clues video, we saw a red, white and blue sash that read “Miss Perfect.” That certainly describes the Gabby’s performances at the Olympics for Team USA. At the 2012 Olympics in London, Gabby Douglas won gold medals in both all-around individual and team; Cotton Candy’s second clues video included the Roman numeral for 12 (XII). Gabby also shared in the team gold at the 2016 games in Rio. Cotton Candy’s second Words Up was “team player.”
After her wins in London, Gabby wrote “Grace, Gold, and Glory My Leap of Faith.” Her autobiography made The New York Times best sellers Young Adult list. Collectively, the 10 contenders on “The Masked Dancer” have written five New York Times best sellers.
Gabby’s book was turned into a Lifetime TV movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story.” We saw the word Life in the first video and the book “The Cotton Candy Story” in the second.
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When Cotton Candy fell during rehearsals for “Glitter in the Air,” she revealed that this was not the first time that she had suffered such a setback. She told us that she to leave home to follow her dream. As a teenager, Gabby moved across the country to live with her gymnastics coach and family. And Cotton Candy recalled having missed out on many milestones of growing up, including her high school prom.
In the first Cotton Candy clues video for, we saw a box of cereal (Gabby was pictured on the front of a Kellogg’s box following her 2012 wins), an English breakfast (that could refer to the scene of her triumph) and a cupcake decorated with false eyelashes and lipstick (Gabby has a line of cosmetics with a company called Beauty Bakerie).
On the show’s official Instagram account, Cotton Candy revealed that “One year, I took a Christmas Vacation on the ocean for the holidays.” Gabby chronicled her family trip on a cruise liner to celebrate Christmas 2012.
We won’t find out if Gabby Douglas is Cotton Candy until she is unmasked. This will only happen if she loses a match-up or wins the show. Do you think we are correct about the real name of Cotton Candy? Sound off in the comments section with your best guesses.
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