Have You Met the Wet Hot Gay Merman?

By: Brandon Voss

Eric Ducharme lives for mermaids and we are living for Eric Ducharme.

The 22-year-old Florida man is the subject of an upcoming episode of TLC's docu-series My Crazy Obsession, which returns Apr. 3 for a second season. 

"I eat, breathe and sleep mermaids," says the licensed scuba instructor, who flip-flaps around in a Florida natural spring three times a week wearing a mermaid tail of his own creation. "It’s a lifestyle — it’s my lifestyle. It’s the path in life that I have chosen." Eric can look fabulous while holding his breath underwear for up to four minutes. 

Think he's a crazy wet mess? Well, Eric is swimming all the way to the bank. He also makes a living as The Mertailor, creating and selling mermaid tails that have been worn by Lady Gaga. Besides, as Eric's boyfriend, Matthew Quijano, says, "Haters gonna hate."

See the trailer for Eric's My Crazy Obsession episode here and check out a few nifty merman gifs courtesy of Buzzfeed below.

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