If you've ever wanted to see a man in a leotard - you got more than anyone could ever want LIVE on Good Morning Utah yesterday. It was tight, revealing, bedazzled, and it was all me.
During my LIVE shot with the Gymnastics Training Center in Salt Lake City, I was doing a feature report on girls learning gymnastics. Sometime before we went LIVE one of the girls there suggested I dress up in the leotard. Hmm. Interesting. "That could be funny," I thought. But I couldn't give it a half effort, either I went all in, or didn't do it all at. You can guess what happened next.
I put a leotard on underneath my clothes, and when the moment was right, I stripped down LIVE on the air, to reveal my form fitting onsey. I did a quick floor routine, then climbed the rope, thus showing off every curve and dimple the leotard had to offer.
As you can imagine, I've got a lot of feedback from it since, and people at work are still coming up to me today. Some say they were grossed out (many actually), others tell that took a lot of courage (which it did) but you'd be surprised to see how many women applauded my suction cup stunt.
The girls on the Daily Dish opened it up to debate on Facebook. Here's a couple responses.
Sherri Goff Winger Lol!! Can I just say "funny sexy" !!
Ande Andrus Beckstrand Those poor young girls! Scarred for life!!
Mike Norton I don't EVER want to hear the words "Brian Carlson" and "Unitard" together again let alone SEE it.
Kerra Davis I wanna know how much he was paid!!
Haley Kramer Evans Just wrong! Although you have to admit he has some pretty nice legs! Ha, ha!
Nicole Hover Oh Brian, are you our future Richard Simmons;)? Thanks for a great laugh:)!!!!
So you want to know what I think? Maybe some people couldn't finish they're breakfast, maybe a couple of Mom's were glad they tuned in. I figure either way it's like a train wreck you just can't take your eyes off of, and anytime that happens to me, I'm okay with it. Don't act like you're not impressed.
If you want to see it as it happened, click on the link embedded in this story.