Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky comes out as gay with a Diana Ross lip-sync and it’s the best news to come out of this terrible year
Nikki Blonsky, star of Hairspray, has come out as gay in the best possible way: by lip-syncing to “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross.
Blonsky was catapulted into the spotlight at just 17 years old in 2007 when she landed the role of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray alongside Zac Efron, John Travolta, Amanda Bynes and Queen Latifah.
Now, 13 years after making her Hollywood debut, Blonsky has come out as gay in an incredible TikTok video.
The actor shared a video of herself dancing and lip-syncing to the Diana Ross hit on TikTok yesterday and captioned it: “Hi, it’s Nikki Blonsky from the movie I’m Gay! #pride #imcomingout #hairspray.”
Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky comes out as gay and is met with outpouring of love.
Since Nikki Blonsky came out as gay, she has been met with an outpouring of love from fans online.
“A gay icon in 2007 and even more so now in 2020,” one fan wrote. “I’m so happy for you.”
“The best news to come out of this awful year,” wrote another.
One Twitter user said: “This is awesome. You are helping someone, somewhere right now by coming out.”
A gay icon in 2007 and even more so now in 2020.
Another added: “Welcome [to] the LGBTQ community, Nikki! We <3 you and are happy you are out.”
The hit musical is set to hit the West End next year.
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It has been 13 years since Hairspray hit cinemas, but the film is still hugely popular with the LGBT+ community – and Nikki Blonsky herself has a huge queer following.
Her momentous coming out comes just weeks after she and other musical theatre stars came together for a virtual performance of “You Can’t Stop the Beat” to benefit the Actors Fund.
Blonsky was joined by Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Eichner, Sean Hayes, Jenifer Lewis and many more for the incredible performance.
Hairspray was set to return to the stage in September for a production in London’s West End, but was recently postponed until April 2021 due to coronavirus concerns.
The production will see Michael Ball reprising his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad, with Paul Merton as Wilbur Turnblad and Lizzie Bea as Tracy Turnblad.