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Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky Reveals She Texted John Travolta Before Coming Out as Gay

Nikki Blonsky is reflecting on her decision to come out as gay.

The 31-year-old Hairspray actress spoke out in an interview with THR on Tuesday (June 30) following her announcement.

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During the conversation, Nikki revealed that she already heard from co-star John Travolta.

“I have. I did not want the person who played my mother to have to find out about this from anybody else. I felt the need to tell him myself so I texted him and we had a lovely conversation. I love him with all my heart. I couldn’t have been more honored to have played his daughter. He is one of the finest human beings you’re ever going to meet,” she explained.

If you haven’t seen it yet, Nikki came out with the help of Diana Ross. Watch now!

Nikki Blonsky Comes Out as Gay with the Help of Diana Ross - Watch!

Nikki Blonsky is out and proud!

The 31-year-old Hairspray actress took to her Tik Tok on Sunday (June 28) to come out as gay.
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“Hi, it’s Nikki Blonsky and I’m coming out! #pride,” Nikki captioned the video while dancing around in her backyard to Diana Ross’ hit song “I’m Coming Out.”

Nikki then took to the comments to write, “It’s incredibly true!!! Thank you so much for the love and support!”

Nikki starred as Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 film version of Hairspray.

If you missed it, Nikki recently took part in the “Baltimore Challenge” on TikTok, in which people are lip syncing to her version of the musical’s opening number “Good Morning Baltimore.”

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Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky Lip Syncs to Herself for TikTok's Baltimore Challenge - Watch Now!

Nikki Blonsky played the role of Tracy Turnblad in the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Hairspray and she’s giving us a throwback with this new video!

The 31-year-old actress got on the hood of a truck and filmed a video for the “Baltimore Challenge” on TikTok, in which people are lip syncing to her version of the musical’s opening number “Good Morning Baltimore.”

In the movie, she filmed a portion of the song on the top of a garbage truck.

Nikki was recently asked if she has a favorite song from the movie.

“Yes and no because they’re all magical, and they all have different meanings to me, you know? I can’t help but think about the time when I filmed it — that’s what popped into my head — so for me the most magical scene for me to film was on top of the garbage truck (during ‘Good Morning Baltimore’),” Nikki told The Post Athens. “That or coming down in the rocket (during ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat’). But ‘I Can Hear The Bells’ is so iconic, too. One of my favorite dances, though, definitely ‘Ladies’ Choice’ but also ‘Welcome to the 60’s’ with John, because that was just so fun to be out there at 3 o’clock in the morning and just performing with an idol of mine.”

There recently was a pretty amazing Hairspray reunion that you have to check out!

Nikki Blonsky Performs 'Hairspray' Song at DragCon! (Video)

Nikki Blonsky hits the stage for a performance during day two of DragCon on Saturday (May 25) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old actress made her movie debut in 2007 as Tracy Turnblad in the movie Hairspray and she performed the film’s song “Good Morning Baltimore” for the crowd.

Nikki was at the convention for all three days, running a booth where she sold merchandise and met fans.

“Day 2 was an amazingly busy and exciting day! Everything from my performance to my panel reading was absolutely incredible!” she wrote on Instagram.

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RuPaul, Tina Fey, Nico Tortorella & More Attend RuPaul's Drag Con NYC 2018!

RuPaul, Tina Fey and Nico Tortorella are getting glam!

The Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race host, Mean Girls star and Younger actor were all in attendance at RuPaul’s Drag Con NYC 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center over the weekend (September 28-30) in New York City.

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The event drew nearly 50,000 attendees to hang out with their favorite drag queens and attend celebrity-filled panels.

Tina joined the Mean Girls Broadway cast backstage after their “North Shore Winter Talent Show” event on The Runway, while Ru hosted a RuTalks panel with Isaac Mizrahi and the New York TimesCharles M. Blow, as well as a “What’s The Tee?” podcast with Michelle Visage.

Drag Race stars Trixie Mattel and Katya also announced that their popular World of Wonder YouTube series will return in the fall.

Nico Tortorella, Alok Vaid Menon and Drag Race star Aja also co-hosted a panel about non-binary identity.

Frozen on Broadway stars Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Greg Hildreth and John Riddle also hosted a panel.

Drag Race judges including Ross Mathews, Todrick Hall and Carson Kressley, as well as superstar contestants including Alyssa Edwards, Peppermint, Kim Chi, Dusty Ray Bottoms, Eureka, Kameron Michaels, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Monét X Change, The Vixen, Miss Vangie, Detox, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Sasha Velour, Ginger Minj, Thorgy Thor, Yuhua Hamasaki, Bebe Zahara Benet, Aquaria, Blair St. Clair and Kalorie Karbdashian Williams were also in attendance.

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Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky (2007's Tracy Turnblad) Reacts to 'Hairspray Live'!

Nikki Blonsky, who played Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 movie, is reacting to the airing of Hairspray Live! last night!

The 28-year-old actress took to Instagram and wrote, “Congrats to the cast of @nbchairspraylive on a job well done from myself and the rest of the Hairspray Movie Cast! #SetLife #YouCantStopTheBeat”

Before the airing, Just Jared spoke with Nikki about what she’s currently up to and how she felt about the live show. Nikki did not make an appearance on the show, but two other past Tracy’s (Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ricki Lake) did!

“I’m thrilled that NBC has decided to put out a powerful musical with such a positive message for the country to see at such a pivotal point in our country’s history,” Nikki told JJ.

Where Is Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky? See What 2007's Tracy Turnblad is Doing Now!

Now that Hairspray Live! is just hours away, fans may be wondering what happened to the cast of the 2007 film!

We caught up with Nikki Blonsky – who starred as Tracy Turnblad alongside Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, John Travolta and more – to get her reaction to the new NBC version, and to see what she’s up to now!

“I’m thrilled that NBC has decided to put out a powerful musical with such a positive message for the country to see at such a pivotal point in our country’s history,” Nikki told JustJared.com. “I hope it can be used not only as entertainment but as an educational piece for our youth. I know when I did the 2007 film version of Hairspray it was needed and changed a lot of lives worldwide…hopefully this version that airs today can do the same nationwide. I will cherish the relationships I made in 2007 on the film version, my cast is family to me and always will be. We truly are film family for life.”

Hairspray Live! airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

In case you missed it, other former Tracy’s Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winokur are both excited to make cameos in Hairspray Live!.

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