A TikTok user is going viral after sharing the backstage secrets he learned working as an awards show “seat filler.”
Diego Pineda, a 23-year-old living in Los Angeles, worked as a seat filler at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards. The TikToker called the night a “once-in-a-lifetime experience” where he learned plenty of behind-the-scenes info.
For those who aren’t familiar, seat fillers are basically extras brought in to take up space at high profile events — like award shows, plays or movie premieres. According to Pineda, his role was to take the spot of a celebrity after they accepted their award and left the event.
Pineda’s first tidbit: Apparently, he wasn’t allowed to talk to any celebrities. The TikToker claimed he was “not allowed” to interact with any of the “real” guests, even if he was sitting right next to them.
However, he noted later in the comments that some…