We Finally Know the Identity of Katy Perry’s Famous Left Shark

 

During Super Bowl XLIX (2015) a real MVP came through and no, I’m not talking about Tom Brady. I mean none other than the Half Time showstopper, Left Shark.

He stole our hearts with his flustered movements as he boogied to his own beat. Call me a softie, but after watching his performance, I was inclined to console him with a great big hug and an “It’s okay, you did your best” speech.

As it turns out, I wasn’t the only one touched by his impromptu dancing. In a matter of 24 hours following Super Bowl, Left Shark was turned into an internet sensation. Left Shark memes and gifs took over social media and it seems there wasn’t a single person who Left Shark didn’t woo with his awkward dance moves.

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Because of their rocketing notoriety, the dancing duo were featured as special guests on The Late Late Night Show with John Mayer. Being from a special species of “dancing sharks,” the great whites had a “marine biologist” accompany them and explain the “clumsier, dumber” nature of the Left Shark.

 

But all jokes aside, I’m sure we’re all really wondering who exactly is behind this adorable, bewildered, flailing Left Shark? Recently on Today, the identity of the man behind the great blue and white costume was revealed.

Left Shark is none other than Bryan Gaw.

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Although a review of the performance joked that “the Left Shark failed out of choreography school,” it’s safe to say that Gaw is quite learned in the arts. Gaw is a professional dancer who has been working with Katy Perry for quite some time now.  His Instrgram shows a number of photos backstage during Katy Perry’s various events and gigs. In fact, he’s one of the few people Katy Perry follows on Twitter. Much to our amusement, Gaw seems to be fully embracing his Left Shark identity.

Go ahead, Bryan, go ahead with your Left Sharky self.

 

 

Featured image courtesy of avclub.

 

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Who Wore it Better: Katy Perry vs Li Bing Bing

The 2013 Grammy Awards have come and gone and while Frank Ocean’s win over girlfriend-beater Chris Brown grabbed some headlines, much ado was made about Katy Perry‘s jaw-dropping green Gucci dress, which accentuated her ample bosom.

Well, it turns out she wasn’t the first to wear the show-stopping number made by Gucci, Chinese actress and Summer 2011 Audrey cover girl Li Bing Bing wore the same dress to the Golden Horse Awards last November.

So who wore it better? Katy Perry accentuated her chest and oozed sex appeal while Li Bing Bing made the dress seem a bit classier and more elegant. What do you guys think? Continue reading