Who Is Katy Perry's Left Shark? The Man Behind The Shark Mask Speaks Out — PHOTOS
Missy Elliot may have been hyped up as Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance's biggest guest star, but someone stole the show from both Elliot and headliner Perry — and it wasn't even a person. Fans watching at home were instantly smitten with Left Shark, one of Perry's costumed dancers during her "California Girls" number who didn't exactly follow along with the dance steps properly. In fact, while his counterpart Right Shark seemed really on top of the game, Left Shark could seemingly not be bothered by the choreography of the number, so much so that the choreographer, RJ Durrell, went on record stating that the ridiculous dance moves were actually a part of his choreography:
Not totally sure I buy the idea that Left Shark purposefully portrayed a carefree shark while Right Shark was his Type A twin — it seems way more likely that Left Shark just couldn't see very well in his costume and lost track of his moves. That's what the man inside the Left Shark costume, Bryan Gaw, hinted at on the red carpet for the Los Angeles screening of Perry's concert movie Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour:
Check out what Gaw looks like when he's not playing a shark:
Not bad, right? Definitely would trade fins in for those boots.
Images: Getty Images (3); Kaitlin Reilly