Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky has taken up a summer (11) job at her favourite local shoe store.
The actress returned to her hometown in New York last week (begs27Jun11) and started working at the high-end boutique Steve Dann, where she's been a longtime devoted customer, according to E! News.
A source says, "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!'"
"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!"