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06/04/2013 10:15 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Former 'American Idol' Contestant Nathaniel Marshall Now Doing Gay Porn

A former "American Idol" contestant whose career in singing didn't exactly pan out is now trying his hand at gay porn.

Nathaniel Marshall, a contestant on "American Idol" Season 8, makes his debut in the gay porn film "Men Caught on Video 2." He goes by the name Jadyn Daniels in the flick, which premiered June 2, Queerty was first to report.

The aspiring-"Idol"-turned-porn-star swore he would "spice up" the competition when he first tried out for the singing competition. Alas, he was booted off after reaching the top 36.

He went on to join "The Gay Real World," an online reality series about (you guessed it) gay men living in a house together and having their lives taped, in 2011. In his audition video, Marshall explained why his singing career didn't take off after "Idol."

"I tried my hardest to get into the industry," he said, "but it's so hard. With all the people that download music illegally and everything like that people aren't giving out record contracts anymore. So I just took a break from it, went to college, got a degree. Now I just wanna figure out what's next."

Marshall isn't the first reality show contestant to delve into porn. In 2007, former "American Idol" contestant Olivia Mojica appeared in a hardcore XXX flick. "Real World Road Rules Challenge" veteran Tonya Cooley had a guest spot on Cinemax's adult series "The Erotic Traveler," while fellow competitor Dunbar Flinn appeared in Playboy's "Foursome" with three other reality stars.

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