American Idol semi-finalist doing gay porn: “I’ve always wanted to”

American Idol 8 semi-finalist Nathaniel Marshall has found a new use for his talent: gay porn. Perhaps ironically, he was eliminated from the competition during the semi-final round after singing “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf.

Nathaniel is new to porn and so far, appears in two videos as Jadyn Daniels: one called “Men Caught on Video 2″ (which is distributed on multiple sites, including on Drill My Hole) and another on Extra Big Dicks. You can watch footage of his work from the latter video.

In an interview with The Sword, Nathaniel explained why he made this career move:

“I have always been a very sexual human being. It wasn’t until after the Idol experience that I really grew into the person I am today. I was only 19 and fresh out of high school on Idol, and from a small town. Since the show, I’ve moved around a lot and have had a lot of social growth. So, I did porn because I’ve always wanted to, and why not?! I live my life for one person and one person only, and that’s myself. At the end of the day, you have to be happy with your life and do what makes you happy.”

He said that he’s still singing, though he prefers smaller venues, and adds that, “When I was on the show I gained over 45 lbs just from stress-eating and not working out. I’m happy with my appearance now and embrace my not so perfect physique.”

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