By now, most of you have seen the photo that Misha posted on Twitter of himself and J2 holding a pride flag from PhoenixCon. The flag was from this photo op @bookkbaby and I did as tribute to the Orlando shooting on June 12th, 2016. 

On the flag, are the names of all the victims whose lives were taken that night. This was the op we went there to do. The version Misha posted was his idea and he requested to do a second shot to take it. 

In this photo, Booky is holding the trans flag, Misha is holding the asexual flag, Jared is holding the pansexual flag, and Jensen is holding the bisexual flag. 

Excuse all the watermarks, but after seeing Misha’s version get photoshopped, cropped, edited, and reposted to suit people’s agendas, I wanted to take caution. 

Misha’s first headshot…

“I was 24 at the time and had already grown a single whisker. I was skinny, looked 15, and wore extra, extra, extra large shirts.

Then a classmate told me that my legal name “Dmitri Krushnic” would never do and that I’d need a stage name. Everyone had always called me “Misha” so I was sticking with that, but the question remained: What would my new fake last name be? Below is the list of top contenders, which I found in the “Acty Things” folder on my computer dated July, 1998…

Misha Clarke
Misha Nichols
Misha Hudson
Misha Collins
Misha Coltraine
Misha Bear
Misha Cole
Misha Parker
Misha Watson
Misha Coleman
Misha Wilder
Misha Carpenter
Misha Carson
Misha Riley
Misha Denis

I now regret having not chosen “Misha Bear.” Anyway, once I had settled on the name (Collins is my mother’s mother’s mother’s maiden name and I chose it because somehow I felt like less of a sell-out/whore using an actual family name), it was time to construct the ultimate… ACTOR’S RESUME. However, since i had done very little “acting” at this point, i felt compelled to “improved” my resume by adding to it things that i had never done—this was easy back then because the internet didn’t yet catalogue this sort of thing.  VIDEO: Misha & Jensen Resume-off “

—Misha Collins (Excerpt from Misha: A Concise Autobiography)

I love how he references the You Tube video of his “resume battle” with Jensen from Jib :) And he should have totally gone with “Misha Bear”…