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Jul112011

'Hairspray' Actress Nikki Blonsky Working in a Shoe Boutique?

Kevin Mazur/TCA 2010/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Nikki Blonsky is best known for her starring role in 2007's Hairspray opposite huge Hollywood stars like John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken, but recently the actress has set foot on a new career path. The talented singer and dancer is working the register at Steven Dann, a high-end shoe store in her hometown of Great Neck, N.Y.

A store source told E! Online, "Customers come in and see her and ask, 'Oh my God! What are you doing here?'"  The store source added that typically customers think Blonsky is there shopping, and she laughs and says, 'No, I'm working!'"  The insider added, "It's a little uncomfortable for Nikki obviously, but the customer will ask her to sign her autograph on the receipt and she does."

Blonsky reportedly needed to make some cash after her work slowed down a bit, but she is rumored to have something big in the works for her return to Hollywood.  Meanwhile, the source said Nikki will occasionally sing and dance to a few tunes from Hairspray for customers while she's working.

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