Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is making headlines after streaking at the World Cup. Here’s what you need to know about the Internet prankster.
1. LeBron James Recorded the Streaking
Vitaly’s streaking was captured on camera by none other than NBA star LeBron James, who was in Brazil attending the match between Germany and Argentina.
Vitaly had written “Natural Born Prankster” on his chest.
He was captured on the field by security, but not before smooching German defender Benedikt Höwedes.
— Habiba Da Silva (@HabibaDaSilva) July 13, 2014
Here are photos of him being dragged off the field by security.
— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 13, 2014
‘Natural Born Prankster’ the pitch invader had written on his chest. Only encouraging him I know… pic.twitter.com/hwsCBO67t0
— Martyn Ziegler (@martynziegler) July 13, 2014
2. He Posted His Intent to Prank the World Cup Yesterday
Yesterday on Vitaly’s Facebook page, the prankster posted the above image.
Many of his fans on Facebook guessed his intent, commenting:
$10 he’s gonna run on the field xD
we want you on the field next to Messi !
3. He’s Not Vitali Sediuk
Another Internet prankster by the name of Vitalli Sediuk is not the World Cup streaker.
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Vitali Sediuk are two different people.
Vitali Sediuk made headlines after jumping on Brad Pitt at the Maleficient premiere. Fox News reports:
Los Angeles police said Vitali Sediuk jumped a barrier onto the red carpet from a fan area at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and rushed at Pitt, touching him briefly in the face before security guards wrestled him back across the barrier. Pitt later filed a restraining order against Sediuk.
Vitali also peaked up America Ferrara’s skirt at the Cannes Film Festival.
How many Russian Internet pranksters do we need?
4. He’s From Russia & Ukraine
I was Born in a little city Murmansk,Russia…Raised in Odessa,Ukraine..I used to be a class clown since first grade so my classmates told me I should start filming my actions..so after I moved to USA my grandmother bought me a video camera and I started acting since. In 2011 I started my own youtube channel..that follow Insane/Crazy Pranks..as of now I would like to get my name out there and pursue my acting career.
Murmansk is in the Russian northwest.
5. He’s Done Porn
Before becoming a professional nuisance, Vitaly tried his hand at porn.
Unfortunately for Vitaly, he got stage fright in the video and was unable to perform the scene.
In 2011 he took part in a porn clip for the adult entertainment company Bang Bros. The video was part of the Bang Bus series, in which he and his friend starred together with pornographic actress Diamond Kitty. When interviewed by the University Press of Florida Atlantic University, Zdorovetskiy commented “I needed the money. You only live once, I am trying to do everything possible” about his taking part in the video.
EDIT: An earlier version of this post incorrectly confused Vitaly Zdorovetskiy and Vitali Sediuk. This has been fixed. Vitaly Zdorovetskiy was the World Cup streaker and Vitali Sediuk is another Internet prankster.