Did Michael Strahan get rid of the iconic gap in his two front teeth? Three weeks ago, Strahan posted an Instagram video of a dental procedure.

It turned out to be an April Fools prank. Strahan shared a video via Twitter, “Come on, man! The gap is here to stay… It’s not going away any time soon.”

Strahan’s joke is similar to a ruse pulled by basketball star Anthony Davis in 2018. Davis shared a video in which he apparently shaved his iconic unibrow.

Strahan didn’t always appreciate his personal imperfection. He told ELLE Magazine,

“I was really close to closing it up. I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man.”

The interviewer responded, “That would be like Cindy Crawford removing her mole!”

Strahan elaborated, ” I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say ‘This is who I am.’ I’m not perfect. I don’t want to try to be perfect.”

Strahan has now immortalized his micro-weirdness. Part of being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame involves receiving a bronze bust. While most Hall of Fame statues depicts non-smiling players, Strahan insisted his famous gap be included.

“I want to be the smiling giant.”

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