Ocean County Teen’s Zombie Video Goes Viral [AUDIO]
Say you’re out holiday shopping when a zombie with no legs and one arm tries to get you. That’s exactly what happened in Vine Video pranks from Bayville resident, 17-year-old Nick Santonastasso.
The high schooler was born with a genetic disorder that left him with disabilities but there is nothing he can’t do.
We first had the pleasure of meeting Nick when he was 12 years old. He had won a statewide art contest that brought him to former Governor Jon Corzine’s attention.
Ever since then, a lot has happened as he’s been growing up. He’s also become an internet celebrity of sorts helping others in need through discussion, videos and had a growing online fan base. In addition to being an artist, he’s also a wrestler and can now add zombie to his resume.
In the two videos, Nick donned zombie makeup and chased after unsuspecting shoppers. The attention has led to a petition from fans trying to get him a bit part on AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’
“I wasn’t expecting such a huge response, but I’m enjoying the results,” Nick said. “A fan in South Carolina started the petition and now through Twitter and Vine, I’m trying to get it to the producers of the show.”
So far, the petition has thousands of signatures and has led to big league interviews for Nick with national media outlets including the TV show TMZ. With all of that PR, there’s a good chance the makers of the hit cable series will take notice.
“You never know and we won’t stop trying. It is something that means a lot to me. Making these videos made people laugh and provided entertainment for people – even giving one person a smile is enough for me.”
Check out the online petition.