When a fan took the field during Super Bowl 55’s fourth quarter, fans began talking about how the streaker in a pink thong suit brought excitement to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 30-9 blowout victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The streaker, 31-year-old Yuri Andrade, faced a misdemeanor trespassing charge after being arrested.
The next day, a story about Andrade betting on himself went viral.
According to a viral photo, Andrade wagered $50,000 on a prop bet that a fan would run onto the field at +750 odds. The photo added that it cost him $1,000 to get out of jail while adding $374,000 to his bank account from the wager.
Upon further examination, Andrade’s attire had “Vitaly Uncensored” written across it — a pornography website owned by YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy.
Did Andrade Really Win $375K from a Prop Bet?
Zdorovetskiy more or less admitted to being behind the prank, tweeting “We f*cking did it” in reply to a photo of Andrade’s streaking. He is also known for his outlandish pranks, including many that involve streakers at high-profile sporting events.
Patrick Everson, a sports betting reporter in Las Vegas, said that he spoke to a “global-market sportsbook spokesperson,” who said that, “No book in their right mind would take $50K limits on that. Nowhere close.”
“If there was one, I’d have been right there next to him in a pink tutu,” the spokesperson added, according to Everson.
Something that also discredits the viral image is that the official police report says that Andrade’s bond was set at $500, not $1,000.
The more you look at Zdorovetskiy’s pranking history, the less likely it seems that Andrade won $375K from a bet.
If anything, it’s more likely that Zdorovetskiy paid him an undisclosed amount to do the prank.
Super Bowl 55 not Zdorovetskiy’s First Prank
Zdorovetskiy himself has been arrested multiple times for interfering in different games. He was arrested in 2016 when he ran onto the court during the NBA Championship Finals.
He also did it again at the 2017 MLB World Series.
Andrade was also not the first person that Zdorovetskiy sent to streak on his behalf.
In 2019, Kinsey Wolanski, an Instagram model and Zdorovetskiy’s ex-girlfriend, ran onto the field during the Champions League Final. She was also wearing a “Vitaly Uncensored” thong suit as free advertising.
Well, that stunt allegedly earned “Vitaly Uncensored” over $4 million in advertising. Wolanski herself saw two million more Instagram followers after the prank.
Zdorovetskiy’s pranking history doesn’t always have to do with sports.
In January 2020, he spent time in an Egyptian jail after deciding to scale the Pyramid of Giza. He claimed the stunt was to raise awareness for the Australian bush fires.
Zdorovetskiy was also arrested in April 2020 after allegedly diving out of a car to tackle a woman.
The woman, Lily Jensen, said that Zdorovetskiy got out of the car, tackled her to the ground and proceeded to punch her in the head. She also added that the two had never met before the unprovoked attack.