Social media has made it possible for a new center of attention to emerge during sometimes serious events and broadcasts … Thursday night was the man dubbed “Clark Kent’s look-alike” at the Jan. 6 hearing, but he’s not the first person in the background to steal the show.
Remember “Left Shark?” The costumed character, who we were first introduced to during Katy Perry‘s Super Bowl Halftime show in 2015, was trending on Twitter and has become a pop culture staple over the years.
There was also “Fiji Water Girl,” who was simply tasked with holding the bottles for celebs at The Golden Globes back in 2019, but became something more by appearing in more red carpet shots than previously thought possible.
Before “Clark Kent” there was “Hot Debate Guy” who stole the spotlight during the Republican debates in 2015. Turns out he was Gregory Caruso, the 24-year-old son of now L.A. Mayoral hopeful, Rick Caruso.
Not even the Royal Family can escape background scene-stealers, Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s flower girl in 2011, Grace van Cutsem, showed the world her true feelings when the two kissed.
Of course, there are countless more, and social media users are always looking to find their next background obsession.