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Where’s Merle? Twitter Contest Winner Gets Undead Makeover

At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, AMC invited attendees to take photos with a replica of Merle Dixon for a chance to have a zombie bust created in their likeness by Greg Nicotero’s KNB EFX Group. Mariano Candelaria of Philadelphia was the winner and flew to LA to have his bust made. As a self-described lover of all things nerdy, Candelaria says he “cannot describe how happy I was to win this prize! Going through the life cast was an experience that I will not soon forget.” Nor should he, as he is now the proud owner of a zombified version of his own head. See larger version after the jump.

TWD-Wheres-Merle-Winner-Bust-560.jpg congratulates Mariano and takes no responsibility for the nightmares his zombie head may cause.

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