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Kentucky man gets gig on TV show after posing dead on TikTok

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Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-25 20:21:06-04

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Kentucky man's dedication has finally paid off.

For 321 days, Josh Nalley posed as a dead man on TikTok in pursuit of being cast as an "un-alive" role.

The restaurant manager from Elizabethtown made his intentions clear in his daily posts. He says that after about 200 days, someone from CSI: Vegas' social media finally reached out to him.

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On September 15, Nalley announced on his TikTok that he was cast as a dead body on CSI: Vegas. They flew him out to Hollywood and he spent 5 hours on set doing what he does best.

"It was crazy. My friends were like a little in disbelief. Almost as much as I was at first," says Nalley.

He says he was told that his persistence is what got him the job. "It shows that if you have persistence, you can truly do whatever you want," he says.

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"It's all because of you all that I got casted. For the past year, you all been commenting and liking, and sharing and following me," says Nalley on his TikTok. "Without ya'll I couldn't have done it."

In the video, he says he'll post some updates from behind the scenes. He then pops a bottle of champagne in celebration.

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Now that he's achieved his goal, he may kill the "playing dead" bit. But, he may not. He's leaving that up to his followers.

His debut on CSI: Vegas will air on November 3.