Who is the Raven on 'The Masked Singer?' Here are the Internet's Best Guesses

Who is the Raven on "The Masked Singer"? Check out all the clues and our best guesses for The Raven's identity, here.

Who is the Raven on The Masked Singer? While the singer isn't a world-class performer, her clues have left plenty of questions about the identity of this Masked Singer. Below we've put together a complete overview of every hint and clue revealed on the show, social media accounts and elsewhere concerning The Raven's identity. We've also included the internet's top guesses for who might be behind the Raven mask.

UPDATE 02/06/19: The Raven's identity was revealed on Episode 6. She is Ricky Lake!

Who is the Raven? The Clues

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Who is the Raven on "The Masked Singer"? Check out all the clues and our best guesses for the Raven's identity, here. FOX

Episode 2 Clues:

  • Strength: Empathetic
  • All my life I've listed to other people's stories. Now it's my opportunity to share mine
  • In the video, the Raven is behind a chain link fence door that is opening. There is a large cage around the raven's head
  • I've always been a sunny kind of person
  • An audience is something I've never had trouble obtaining
  • No one talks more than me
  • Recently I suffered a tragic loss and so doing this show allows me to honor my beloved
  • Becoming the Raven makes me feel like I've found beauty in the darkness
  • Like a phoenix from the ashes, I will rise up and find the light
  • So don't cry baby, this one's for you

Website Clues:

  • Week 2:
    • Photo Caption: "The higher the hair, the closer to God."
    • Video Clue: The video clue shows a blank pregnancy test.Video Clue
  • Week 4:
    • Photo Caption: "Definitely has a strong point of view."
    • Video Clue: The video clue shows the raven with a strange kind of cage over her head.

Week 4 Clues:

  • This journey has taken me to places I never thought I'd have the courage to revisit.
  • I confronted the loss of my beloved with my last performance.
  • It was like the clouds started to part and a long-awaited transformation began.
  • I was once the loneliest bird among all others.
  • Small town downtown pictured with highway 2 sign
  • A picture of seven caged birds
  • Until years ago when a man came to town
  • He saw me in a new light and took me away from my flock.
  • The video shows an old television screen with the date 1968.
  • I cried tears of love into the Hudson River.
  • I couldn't believe someone finally saw my gifts
  • Now my wings are unclipped and tonight my performance is all about my new found freedom in just being me.

Who is the Raven? The Internet's Best Guesses

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Is Ricky Lake the Raven on The Masked Singer? Getty Images

Ricki Lake

Ricki seems to neatly tick the boxes for the clues as she has been a talk show host and was in the musical Hairspray. She was born in 1968 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Lake suffered the loss of her husband in 2017 which may be the tragedy she has referred to on several occasions. She was also in a film called Cry-Baby.


This is a theory that surfaced pretty early on Reddit. The reality TV series actress is currently pregnant and is known for the sizable Pouf in her hair. The reality star is no stranger to competition shows as she's been a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in the Past

Marissa Jaret Winokur

Redditors were also on top of this guess early as the actress was part of the show "Hairspray." In response to the blank pregnancy test, she could potentially fit the bill as she was spoke publicly about having a hysterectomy at 27 and a son via a surrogate.

As more clues and guesses come into the light we'll continue to update this post.

Who do you think the Raven is? Do you have a killer theory? Share your thoughts in the comments below.