The Masked Singer has crowned its season 5 winner, and it’s none other than the very talented Nick Lachey! Nick was announced as the winner and unmasked during the season 5 finale event on May 26. HollywoodLife got EXCLUSIVE scoop from Nick about all things Piglet.
“You work so hard on that show, it’s just nice to feel rewarded and validated at the end,” Nick told HollywoodLife. “I was just proud to get to the finals. Black Swan is such an incredible singer and Chameleon with such a great performer. I just wanted to get to the finals and then I could have lived with whatever outcome came out of that. But that being said, I’m very proud to have taken the whole thing.”
When it comes to The Masked Singer, keeping the celebrities involved a secret is paramount. Nick revealed who knew about his Masked Singer gig and how his kids knew he was the Piglet from the start. “My wife [Vanessa Lachey] knew. We didn’t tell my kids initially, so we watched the first episode together,” Nick said. “I think I literally got two or three notes out of my mouth when my daughter, who I was holding, turned to me and said, ‘That’s daddy!’ They knew right away that that was my voice, so we confirmed that, yes, this is what’s daddy’s been doing for the last month and why he hasn’t been around. So they had fun watching it, but they don’t know if I win or not. We’ve had fun taking that ride together.”