December 13th, 2011
11:33 AM ET
Actress Nikki Blonsky has a new job aside from slinging shoes: The 23-year-old, who starred alongside John Travolta in the 2007 version of "Hairspray," has picked up a gig in a Long Island hair salon, reports RadarOnline.
Blonsky confirms it via her Twitter account, writing, "Its true Im workin@ Superstar Salon as a makeup artist & more Im proud 2 b workin & helpin pay bills BUT ill NEVER loose sight of my dreams."
She adds, "Just cause Im part time workin doesnt mean Im gonna give up on my dreams n dont give up on urs I might book something big soon keep positive."
Blonsky is one famous face who's not above taking a "regular" job in addition to her Hollywood hustle: Over the summer, People magazine discovered the star working in a boutique about "20 miles off Broadway" for a few days a week.
RadarOnline reports that Blonsky's since received her cosmetology license, and does everything from makeup applications to sweeping the floor in the salon.
And it looks like her fans embrace her hard-working attitude. Blonsky tweeted Tuesday, "Thank u all for ur love and support my fans are the best in the world! I'm truly blessed to have u all!"
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