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.
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.
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.
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