Every year, the Mardi Gras holiday brings beads, festivals and revelry to Acadiana, but did this year bring a certain heartthrob to our area? The parade route was buzzing with rumors that Ryan Gosling was aboard one of the floats in the Independent Parade. A few listeners even emailed us pictures (below) saying that they saw him while he was enjoying boiled crawfish at Gator Cove.

With it's low key vibe, great food and friendly rich culture, Acadiana is known for quietly hosting celebrities like Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson, Andy Dick, Shaq, Beyonce and many others. Is Ryan Gosling the latest notable Hollywood figure to enjoy the unique southern hospitality of Cajun Country?

Here are some of the photos submitted by a few of our listeners. Take a look, and you be the judge!