The Masked Singer Reveals a Teen Heartthrob Behind the Hawk Costume

After Hawk was eliminated on week five of The Masked Singer, a beloved TV star and teen heartthrob was unmasked on the singing competition series. Find out who it was.

By Brett Malec Oct 26, 2023 1:07 AMTags
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The Masked Singer's latest shocking reveal is sure to have you howling.

On the singing competition series' Oct. 25 episode, Hawk received the least amount of votes and was sent home. Prior to his elimination, the mystery celebrity gave the viewers and judges a very personal clue about his identity.

"Not too long ago, someone close to me lost her battle with cancer," Hawk shared. "She was my support system and my best friend. After she passed, nothing seemed to matter. I sunk into a deep well of loneliness and depression. I realized she wouldn't want me to live my life this way, so I finally opened up about my feelings and got help."

Despite the devastating loss, Hawk shared words of hope for those going through similar tragedies.

"I've learned that, while the pain will never go away, it lessens," he continued. "And now I hope to inspire others that no matter how hard things may get, there's always a way to find the light again."

Teen Wolf Then and Now

After his performance of The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," the star shared one final hint. "I was a good student," Hawk said, "or at least you saw me on TV pretending to be."

Unfortunately, Hawk landed in the bottom two with Tiki and was ultimately eliminated. Based on his previous school clue, three of the four judges guessed teen heartthrobs with Robin Thicke picking Ryan Phillippe, Jenny McCarthy choosing Chad Michael Murray and Ken Jeong deciding on Cole Sprouse. However, Nicole Scherzinger thought he was a singer and picked Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.

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So who was behind the Hawk mask? It was Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey, who lost his mother Cyndi Garcia Posey to cancer in 2014.

"I was very flattered that you thought that I sounded like Billie Joe Armstrong," Tyler told Nicole. "I really appreciate it. That means a lot coming from you guys." 

The actor noted it was a "pleasure" to join the cast but was hoping to go further in the competition. 

"I love performing as they have said, and I just wanted to get a chance to do this," Tyler said. "I'm also a little competitive, so I'm also a little hurt. But it's OK—the Hawk forgives."

Keep reading to meet the whole cast and see who is still in the competition. The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Anonymouse: Eliminated Pre-Premiere

During the season 10 kickoff special on Sept. 10, Demi Lovato was revealed as Anonymouse. However, she won't be competiting, it was a special one-time appearance.

"I wanted to be on your show," she told host Nick Cannon during the episode, "because it seemed so fun, and it has been so fun. And I get to sing, so its the best of both worlds."

Rubber Ducky: Eliminated Week 1

The Rubber Ducky was revealed as Black-ish actor Anthony Anderson on the Sept. 27 episode.

Diver: Eliminated Week 2

The Diver was exposed as Vanderpump Rules star Tom Sandoval on Oct. 4.

Pickle: Eliminated Week 3

Michael Rapaport was unmasked as the Pickle on the Oct. 11 episode.

Royal Hen: Eliminated Week 4

Tennis legend Billie Jean King was revealed to be the Royal Hen on the Oct. 18 episode.

Hawk: Eliminated Week 5

Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey was unmasked as Hawk during Harry Potter week.

Hibiscus: Eliminated Week 6

Say hello to the Countess! The Real Housewives of New York City icon Luann de Lesseps was revealed as Hibiscus during week six.

Cuddle Monster: Eliminated Week 7

Cuddle Monster was a surprise addition to season 10 when he was introduced as a Wild Card contestant during week seven. However, his time on the show was short lived. During his elimination, it was revealed the giant star was none other than former NBA pro Metta World Peace.

S'more: Eliminated Week 8

During Disco Night, S'more was unmasked as Ashley Parker Angel from the hit 2000s boy band O-Town.

Tiki: Eliminated Week 9

Skid Row rocker and Gilmore Girls alum Sebastian Bach was sent home during week nine.

Huskey: Eliminated Week 9

"Pony" singer Ginuwine was revealed as Husky after being eliminated during Rock 'n' Roll week.

Anteater: Eliminated Week 10

Singer John Oates was revealed as Anteater during a double elimination.

Candelabra: Eliminated Week 10

Singer Keyshia Cole was revealed as Candelabra during a double elimination.

Sea Queen: Fourth Place

The royal was sent swimming home on the Dec. 20 finale after her unveiling as R&B and soul singer Macy Gray.

Gazelle: Third Place

The animal was unmasked as Pretty Little Liars star Janel Parrish. 

Donut: Runner-Up

The donut was revealed on the finale to be Smallville actor John Schneider.

Cow: Winner

The cow was the cream of the crop, with three-time Grammy winner Ne-Yo taking the trophy on season 10.  

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