To try to revamp her sagging career, “Hairspray” star Nikki Blonsky has allegedly been creating fake relationships to make her more appealing in the media, the New York Post reported Monday. Audiences may remember Blonsky from her 2007 portrayal of Tracy Turnblad in the blockbuster musical, but her recent acting gigs have been minor and unsuccessful.
Blake Woodruff, a talent manager at Prestige Management Group, says Blonsky used him in a ploy to promote her career.
“She’s always trying to create a scene to promote herself. She would use me as her boyfriend and then contact her publicist to make sure our dates were known,” Woodruff told the Post. (New role and a new beau for Emma Stone)
According to Woodruff, she even asked him to identify himself as her boyfriend at an event.
Woodruff adds that he is not her only phony boy-toy. Last month Blonsky was photographed kissing rising actor Tommy Potoeski. Both Potoeski and Blonsky’s rep confirmed the relationship, yet according to her Twitter account she is “openly and happily single,” said her rep.
The rep also denied Woodruff’s claims, saying “[the accusations are] 100 percent not true. I have never actively pitched a story with her regarding any boyfriends.”