The Masked Singer introduced its last set of Season 3 celebrities in Group C. For me, the Rhino is the standout star of the group! He has solid vocals and has been one of the hardest to guess this season. But is he an athlete or a singer? And who is it?
Here are the clues and popular guesses for the Rhino so far. Plus, we’ll reveal our shocking prediction for the celebrity under the mask!
Clues On The Masked Singer Season 3
In his first episode clues, the Rhino started by saying “my exterior may look tough and callous,” but he’s really just a “gentle giant.” As a young rhino, he was center stage, “the toast of the town every week.” Multiple magazine covers are shown with Rhino. Being on top became an addiction. So when he wasn’t the best, he “crashed and burned.” A red bike tire squeaks. He “pushed the people closest to him away,” as he rejects a pitcher of red drink. We then see a picture of the Grand Ole Opry. But then, he “got the help he needed.” So now he’s here to “take a leap of faith,” he claims while he rides a bike with butterflies on it over a sign that says “FAITH.” The clues end by him riding over the sun, a la E.T.
The Rhino is seen on a plane, because he’s “flying high” in his second clue package. He claims he’s “always been a risk taker,” which is why he’s had so many ups-and-downs. Rhino holds up a sign that says “SOUTH.” Just when he felt like he might hit the bottom, he met his wife, his “guardian angel.” She gave him stability and balance so he could “defy gravity.” Rhino flips a hamburger bun from a frying pan to one of the men in black, who cuts it in half with a knife. His wife inspired him to pursue new passions. He plays tennis on the wing of an airplane to close out the clues.
Finally, Rhino’s yearbook quote was, “Family is very important for success, especially when performing for a king is in your blood.”
Popular Guesses for The Masked Singer Rhino
The panelists and fans have been stuck between whether the Rhino is a country singer or an athlete. Jenny has guessed Jason Aldean. Ken and Robin both think it’s Tim Tebow, but Ken also guessed Chris Pratt. And Nicole predicted Tim McGraw or Ryan Lochte. Online, the show’s followers are split on his identity too, with many either agreeing with panelists or guessing Michael Phelps, Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum, or Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line.
Our Prediction For The Rhino
The Rhino was probably the most difficult Group C celebrity to figure out. But once you look at the clues, it all comes together. The Rhino has to be…baseball player Barry Zito!
Let’s decode the clues! The Rhino says he’s a “gentle giant,” and Barry Zito played for the San Francisco Giants. He mentions of being “the toast of the town every week” reference Barry Zito’s baseball career. He was once one of the highest paid pitchers in baseball, a three-time All-Star, and a World Series champion. So the clue with the magazines check out too, because he was on the cover of many! But he said success became an addiction. After winning the World Series in 2012, he struggled in 2013 before retiring from baseball. We also saw a pitcher in the clues package.
The second half of the Rhino’s clues reference his personal life and work after baseball. The Grand Ole Opry is a nod to his time in Nashville pursuing country music. Butterflies on his bike’s handlebars is a reference to a song Barry wrote called “Butterflies.” Rhino talks about taking a leap of faith and “FAITH” is seen written out. Barry Zito is a Christian so this checks out. He also talks about his “guardian angel,” his now wife Amber Seyer, who he married in 2011.
Finally, the clue that sealed the deal was his yearbook quote. Barry’s mom and dad both played music with Nat King Cole!
More Clues Next Week
Did we miss any clues for The Masked Singer Rhino? There will be plenty more when Group C returns for the Championships on Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX. But with a voice like his, I have a feeling Rhino isn’t going anywhere soon!