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Lexington man wins 'headache' contest by portraying girlfriend, boss, son

Walt Arnett shot a video using his own green screen for special effects and has become a finalist in a $150,000 Excedrin contest.
Walt Arnett shot a video using his own green screen for special effects and has become a finalist in a $150,000 Excedrin contest. Submitted

A Lexington man has won a $150,000 contest sponsored by Excedrin.

Walt Arnett, 29, donned a blonde wig and short skirt to play his own girlfriend in the award-winning video for a contest that challenged entrants to explain, "What's Your Headache?" Arnett won by receiving the most votes on Facebook.com/excedrin.

For the winning video, Arnett wrote a ditty about what causes him headaches. With the help of a green screen that he set up in his apartment, he plays not only his girlfriend but his son and his boss.

Arnett hopes to use the money to establish a non-profit to put on three-point shooting contests for charity. He held one last fall that made $600 for Kentucky Children's Hospital.

Arnett, who works in information technology at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, said he's working out the details of what he will ultimately win, but the company has agreed to help him put on a fund-raiser in the fall.

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