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Who Is the Katy Perry Shark?

LOL: Katy Perry's Dancing Shark Answers Your Burning Questions on Reddit

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We know who the left shark is! Say hello to Bryan Gaw, who's been a longtime dancer for Katy Perry.

Let's be real: the star of Katy Perry's halftime Super Bowl performance wasn't her crazy outfits or that familiar shooting star. It was those sharks — those two beautiful blue sharks dancing their little hearts out. Thanks be to the highest powers, one of them has gone on Reddit to confirm his identity and answer some questions we've all been thinking. (We're still waiting for that YOLO-practicing left shark to reveal himself/herself.)

First, someone requested an AMA (Ask Me Anything) from one of the sharks:

[AMA Request] Person Wearing Shark Costume at Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

My 5 Questions:

  1. Is this the craziest costume you've ever danced in?
  2. How was visibility in the shark costume?
  3. Seahawks or Patriots?
  4. How does one become a dancing shark in a Super Bowl halftime show?
  5. Would you rather fight one Katy Perry-sized duck or 100 duck-sized Katy Perrys?

And a user by the name of Scott_Myrick answered.

"HELLOOOO EVERYONE!!! Yes I was the shark!!!!!! I dance for Katy on her prismatic world tour and have been with her for 5 years ! 1. It is up there.. I danced as a gingerbread man in her first tour the California dreams tour. And also her big purple cat, kitty purry. This is just another day in KP land. 2. The visibility was... Terrible. I ran into a palm tree but the camera missed it ;) 3. Patriots... Tom Brady. Duh 4. Well this is my 5th year workong for Katy and I was actually a horse chest piece in dark horse and had to change into the shark costume in 1:30 seconds. It was nuts! But I guess it's just being at the right place at the right time hahah 5. Katy Perry sized duck. Hundo percent."

There you have it — answers to our burning questions and a new longing for the footage of when he ran into the palm tree.


On Twitter, a user by the same name confirmed that he is, indeed, one of the sharks. (His bio now says Right Shark, in case you were wondering which one he was.)

Speaking of Twitter, the sharks were all people cared to talk about last night.

In case you need to rewatch that glorious scene, here you go.

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