It’s a bird! No, it’s a plane! Wait! It’s marshmello?

The sugary, masked DJ has been able to confidently walk through crowds and play to hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, since the debut of the project in 2015. In that time, he’s woven his way through dance music as well as pop and has made quite a few connections with celebrity figures. The mask is part of his appeal as an artist, and it’s also allowed him to perform quite a few antics along the way.

Is Marshmello Tiësto? Possibly, based on what we saw at EDC. Is Marshmello Will Ferrell? Again, it could be, based on his show intros. Is Marshmello literally any EDM DJ ever? Once again, it’s in the realm of possibility, as we’ve seen on Instagram for the past 2 years.

But Marshmello unveiled his newest true identity at the iHeartRadio MMVAs this past weekend: It’s Shawn Mendes!

This comes as a major surprise. And we have a feeling that some of the tweens in the crowd now legitimately believe that the saccharine treat’s “real identity” is Shawn Mendes… go figure. But we all know his real, true identity.

Check out the live reveal below.

Well, I guess it’s not a secret anymore… @shawnmendes

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