We know you saw the big news from Lauren Fleshman last week… Fleshman: “I’m going to the SHORTY AWARDS!!”
The Shorty Awards are like the Academy Awards of social media, representing the best of the best who produce real-time short and ahh-mazing content daily. Millions of people participate each year and contend for top “social” dog within their respective category, and this year (the 7th annual) LF was voted + nominated into the “Athlete” category. No surprise! She’s the hottest follow on the Internet. We know…we’ve been stalking her since she was still running for a shoe company!
What does this mean? And who is the Flyer up against? Let’s walk through the six other finalists in the “Athlete” category.
Note: three were selected by the Shorty Awards Nominating Board, three by popular vote, and one by the Nominating Board from among the top 25 nominees, the Wildcard Finalist.
Only 20 years old with two Gold medals under his belt, this English diver specializes in the 10 meter synchro and individual diving competitions. And, diving isn’t Tom’s only talent. He made his first appearances as a TV personality on the hit TV show Splash! following his success at the 2012 London Olympics.
Danish pro tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki, was a former World No. 1 on the WTA Tour and the first woman from a Scandinavian country to hold the top ranking position. She’s played all of the big tennis tourneys from the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbeldon and the US Open…and we know she’ll be up for a volley at The Shortys.
B Ballers know this one. Kevin Durant is an NBA all-star for Oklahoma City (yes, basketball). He was a first round draft pick post-college by none other than the Seattle SuperSonics. Career highs: Lead the NBA twice in scoring before age 22, won Gold at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey and yet another Gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
Fiction author, endurance cyclist, Renaissance man and most recently, a game reviewer. He has lived with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome throughout his cycling career, and powers through. As his social media game goes, “If you believe that I provide value in your life with the things I saw, then you should (follow me). If not, don’t.”
He’s a Brazilian pro soccer player (football if you will) currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain. He’s earned over 40 caps, number of appearances at the international level, and serves as vice-captain for the Brazil national team, winning the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013. His fans call him the best defender in the world…but can he steal the Shorty?
Natalie “Nattie” Neidhart
Her ring name: Natalya. She’s a Canadian pro wrestler and was the first “Diva” to qualify for the WWE Divas Championships back in 2008. She’s known for her headspring kip up move in the ring and her multiple TV show appearances.
Who will win? Who, who, who?! Will she show up in Go Joggings and a pair o’ sneaks? Or will she go red carpet diva? You better watch with us. LIVE viewing on shortyawards.com, or of course go BIG and get tickets to the ceremony in NYC. Tickets are still available for a pretty penny…
Lauren’s +2 at the gala event on April 20th in NYC will be her wing-women, Sally and Dr. Lesko. Follow along with @laurenfleshman and @oiselle on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook…you get the picture. #shortyawards
GOOD LUCK FLYER!