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From Hairspray To Selling Shoes! Nikki Blonsky Is Working WHERE?!

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Ouch! This has got to be awkward!

We last saw Nikki Blonsky as the main character in the short-lived ABC Family series Huge last summer, but apparently, the actress has taken a hiatus from the entertainment business…to work behind the register at a high-end shoe boutique in Great Neck, NY called Steven Dann!

According to sources:

"Steven says she's one of the best employees he's ever had! Nikki had known Steven for a long time. When she started her career she got shoes, bags and accessories from the store for red carpets but recently approached him about working at the store. So it was done. Customers come in and see her and ask, 'Oh my God! What are you doing here? Are you shopping?', and she laughs and says, 'No, I'm working!' It's a little uncomfortable for [Nikki] obviously, but the customer will ask her to sign her autograph on the receipt and she does. She's really sweet to the little kids that come in the store. She even sings and dances for the customers, busting out the tunes from Hairspray! She's supposedly working on a project that will catapult her career, something bigger than Hairspray."

Wow! Well, we have to give her credit for keeping a positive attitude about the whole thing!

We're sure it can't be easy to go from being GIVEN high-end shiz to having to sell it!

Hopefully at some point we'll see her again on the silver screen!

But for now - hope you don't have to deal with two many sweaty feet this summer, gurl!

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39 comments to “From Hairspray To Selling Shoes! Nikki Blonsky Is Working WHERE?!”

  1. 1

    There's no shame in working hard for your money. Good for her! Hope she gets a great acting job soon!!!

  2. 2

    Well, I have to give HER CONGRATS if she is doing this because she needs to earn money, which, of course, seems to be. A lot of others, whom have had HAD a lot LESS FAME hang on to the Hollywood 'aura' and will not leave Hollywood, taking whatever CRAP comes their way. Reality shows that most will not even view, never mind work at, going to endless SWAG parties, as many as they can get in, taking as much as they can get, and selling everything, anythng on ebay, calling PAPS to tell them where they are going to be, and selling FAMILY SECRETS and family 'heirlooms'

  3. 3

    …This is just sad …..Mind you, I would LOVE to see that HoHan WHORE in a similar position (Lord knows she has been in every other position ! ).

  4. 4

    I wish Be-Atch would make some comments about Blarsky. He/she is funny. I bet if blarsky was prettier and skinnier - she would have changed her name.

  5. 5

    Well ya gotta make money somehow. This just goes to show you, no matter how proud you are of your body, if you're not a size 2 or smaller in Hollyweird, you will get discriminated against. It's just the facts. Jennifer Aniston is a horrible actress, yet she will always get jobs because of her looks.

  6. 6

    She should go cook for Carnie Wilson

  7. 7

    She has talent.

  8. 8

    Just shows you how bad the economy is & that she should have invested her earnings instead of spending her earnings from acting.

  9. 9

    Re: COL Kurtz – Please refer to all posts on Carnie Wilson…they all apply here ! ;)

  10. 10

    Maybe she is into sweaty feet …. ?

  11. 11

    Haha…you just gave that shop owner LOOOOTS of business!! :) )

  12. 12

    Why doesn't she hang a sign around her neck that says I'M ZAC EFRON'S BEST FRIEND or I LOVE ZAC EFRON WITH EVERY INCH OF MY BODY AND SOUL. Let's see if her BEST FRIEND will offer her the female romantic lead in his next movie. LOL

  13. 13

    hahahahahahahahahahaha….i live around the corner….hahaaha

  14. 14

    No shame for working hard and in retail no less. It's the most thankless job ever but hell, it's better her do that then go to rehab. She's a talented girl but she's also a smart down to earth one too. Glad she's keeping it real as well. :)

  15. 15

    i'm broke…oink…
    will someone please suck my titties…oink! only for $$$tho…my big piggie titties.

  16. 16

    ohh wooww, I was just searching on the internet a few hours ago while watching hairspray what happened to her! is so sad she is very talented while people like kesha have all the money and work, shame on you hollywood there's no place for talented people in showbiz anymore

  17. 17

    No one is calling it like it is so I will. Of course shes doing something of that sort. Theres no room for fatasses in Hollywood, Shes in the same boat as Gabourey Sidibe. Both were a fluke..They were in one good movie. Studios try to capitalize on their 15 minutes of fame which fortunately gave them an extra project or two now they have fallen off the face of the earth.

  18. 18

    OMG if they made a movie about Adele, she would fit the part!

  19. 19

    Well… if she'd been a skinny stupid bimbo she would have been working on some stupid reality show or anywhere else.

  20. 20

    No one wanted to put her on camera anymore cause all she did was talk about her undying love for Zac. It gets old after 4 years lol

  21. 21

    I going to see her next Sat. Nite Orange County Gay Men's Chorus doing HairSpray and Grease. She's appearing. Should be fun with Wigs and all!

  22. 22

    The reality is however mean it might be is that she is to heavy to be hired as an actress. There are parts here and there for big women. But really, who wants to see a movie with someone a hundred + pounds over weight when they can see an attractive fit actress? Sex sells, beautiful men and women sell in the Hollywood game. And most people don't relate obese with sexy.

  23. 23

    Re: NookiesWA – Gabourey Sidibe is currently on Showtime's "The Big C" (Which, may I add, is VERY popular). Although she's still considered as a "guest star", I saw on a Season 2 Preview that she's actually going to move in with Kathy and family (Laura Linney), so i'm sure that alone will put her into co-star status. Same with Cynthia Nixon (Miranda from SATC)- i'm sure she'll be full-time soon, as well.

  24. 24

    Re: JoeyOh – EX-CAH-USE ME?! A GAY MEN'S chorus?!?! What does sexuality have to do with singing?? Hell, i'm sure a small percentage of chorus men are gay anyway (if not, they're at least tolerable), so why in the hell is there a special chorus for gays?! Unless it's like a dating//chorus thing all in one, I don't see the point.

  25. lolli says – reply to this


    wow this is sad… i mean rally? FIRE YOUR ENTIRE TEAM AND START AGAIN!!!! She so talented, this is a shame.

  26. lolli says – reply to this


    Re: NookiesWA – ur an anorexic finger in throat whore! talentless ppl like megan fox gets work and that is more disgusting than you!

  27. 27

    Re: berrybaby – Even when I do agree that there are parts for big people and smaller, Queen Latifah and Raven always get parts, usually most are comedies, and they are not the smallest size ever.

  28. 28

    I have a return.

  29. 29

    Re: lolli – Its funny you want to fight Hwood in order for them to recognize Talent > Looks..But yet you probably buy fashion magazines, makeup and turn around and support some of the talentless but attractive actresses. Women do it for men, and men do it for women. Except a mans point of view is that shes a hot piece of ass. Got any Rob pattinson posters? eh eh?

  30. 30

    Re: Esin Emko – Well thats just rude…

  31. 31

    I wish "Huge" had been picked up. That was a very enjoyable summer series and because it took place in a summer camp it was PERFECT as a summer series. All the good stuff leaves. I wish her the best and she IS talented. She' probably have more money if she didn't have to hire lawyers when that ANTM harassed her and they all went to court.

  32. 32

    Plenty of regular slobs have to work in shoe stores to support our children. There's no shame in a person from the entertainment industry getting a real job. I hope something wonderful comes along for her. Go Nikki!

  33. 33

    What a fat loser

  34. 34

    She and her family assaulted an elderly woman in an airport, she was sued by her lawyers, and she was sued by her managers. If anyone deserves to be working in retail it's this girl.

  35. 35

    I wish more people would get a reality check, and see that there's no shame in working at what ever job will pay the bills. Until the next great acting opportunity comes along, she might as well work at whatever is available. Whatever happened at the airport a few years ago, at least her parents raised her to be responsible.

  36. luvu2 says – reply to this


    I hate to admit it but when I read this I felt major fontrum. She went from shopping at these high end stores to working at them? People recognize her and are like "what are you doing here?" She went from partying with the likes of John Travolta and going on all the talk shows to working at a shoe store. It will probably take 10 years of working there to make what she did doing Hairspray.I have to agree with Perez this is a major Ouch!

  37. 37

    Re: NookiesWA – Good one, Nookie! She's only "down-to-earth" now because her cash is gone. What about the fat bitch and her father getting arrested on assault charges following a brawl over some seats in a bar in a Caribbean airport? Her fat ass isn't all that . . . If she really was, someone would write something especially for her. Ooooppsss! I guess someone did, but if failed. It's not like she is in graduate school learning how to run a business or something . . . Bitch is broke.

  38. 38

    Re: lolli – Name calling isn't needed. You sound just as the fat bitch Blonsky did after she was arrested. Fat doesn't cut it in Hollywood unless it is comedy, and skinny chicks can be just as funny.

  39. 39

    I have ZERO pity for her. She and her family were involved in a horrific airport brawl which left a lady in ICU with a cracked skull. Her father punched a woman in the face. Nice.

    I've worked in retail and it sucks. Karma comes back around for nasties like Nikki.