”The Masked Singer” season 9, on the 8th episode, was revealed who’s behind ”The Doll”: Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider.
During his unmasked interview with host Nick Cannon, Snider said the following:
“You were circling around it. But let me tell you, Gene Simmons, Iggy Pop, no one could wear pumps like I did. And by the way, ladies, it’s like riding a bike. I wore them in the ’70s. It all came back to me once I put them on.”
Asked by Entertainment Weekly why he decided to do “The Masked Singer” now, Dee said:
“Well, actually, to tell a secret, I was asked season one to be on the show. And I said, ‘No, this show will never work.’ Nine seasons later, they said, ‘Will you be on it now?’ ‘Yes, I’ll be on it now.’ I did the same thing with ‘Sharknado’ by the way. They asked me to be in ‘Sharknado 1’,
”I go, ‘Oh, this will never work.’ And then ‘Sharknado 6’ there I was in Romania dressed as a sheriff. And apologizing to the director. ‘You were right. You were right.’ So you gotta imagine I said no and all of a sudden this show it’s just like, blowing up. Well, that was really a bad call. So I was glad to get asked to have another chance.”