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!
[Image via WENN.]
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