Have You Met the Wet Hot Gay Merman?
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."