I’m not a fan of Nikki Blonsky after she and her dad got in that ridiculous airport fight with an America’s Next Top Model contestant and her mother in 2008. It’s possible that Nikki’s dad is the one who instigated the fight, if the other party is to be believed, but Blonsky has denied that account and said that she was the one who got punched in the face first. Whatever happened, it didn’t give me a good impression of her. Blonsky is the 22 year-old who starred in the movie remake of Hairspray in 2007 with Zac Efron and John Travolta. She had a pilot show on ABC Family last year, Huge, about a weight loss camp for teens. That didn’t go anywhere and got canceled quickly, although I don’t blame Blonsky. I watched half of the first episode online and just found it completely uninteresting.
According to Radar Online, Blonsky isn’t sitting around idle waiting for her next acting gig. She’s working part time in a high end shoe store on Long Island:
Nikki Blonsky was plucked from obscurity to play alongside Hollywood heavyweight John Travolta in 2007 hit movie Hairspray.
But it seems the voluptuous actress has fallen on hard times in her career and is now working in a shoe store in New York. The 22-year-old Big Apple native can now be found fetching size 9s for customers at the Steven Dann high-end shoe boutique in her home town of Great Neck.
After a short stint on Ugly Betty and a few small movie roles, the one time Cold Stone Creamery waitress has seemingly had to resort to more menial tasks than rubbing shoulders with A-List stars as she did just a few years ago.
But Nikki, who only started working at the store last week, is said to be unabashed about her new job and is doing it because she is a “lover of fashion.”
The actress who is known for her curvy figure is said to be a delight to work with and customers have been pleasantly surprised to see her when they walk in.
Store owner, Steven Dann told RadarOnline that Nikki is working at the boutique, “two to three days a week dependent on her schedule” but also has something huge coming-up on the work front.
“Nikki has something enormous coming-up at the end of the summer that will be bigger than Hairspray,” Steven said.
Good for her! It sounds like the shop owner is using her for publicity, but I guess I can’t blame him. Can you imagine if other out of work actresses would get part time jobs to keep busy between gigs? You know I’m thinking about Lindsay Lohan. Whenever Lohan would bother to show up for work she’d end up “misplacing” half their stock.
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