Nikki Blonsky has come out as a gay in a TikTok video, dancing to the hit Diana Ross track ¡°I¡¯m Coming Out¡±.

The actor, best known for her lead role as Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 film Hairspray, shared a video on her TikTok account on Sunday 28 June, a few days before the end of Pride Month.

In the video, Blonsky begins by lying on the grass, singing along to the lyrics of Ross¡¯ 1980 song.

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She then stands up, continuing to show off the dance moves for which her character was well-known in her debut film 13 years ago.

In the caption for the video, the 31-year-old wrote: ¡°Hi, it¡¯s Nikki Blonsky from the movie I¡¯m Gay! #pride #imcomingout #hairspray.¡±

Blonsky¡¯s fans rushed to congratulate the star on coming out as gay, with some receiving responses from the actor.

¡°If this is true I¡¯m so happy for you girl,¡± one person wrote, to which Blonsky replied: ¡°It¡¯s incredibly true!!! Thank you so much for the love and support!¡±

Another person referenced the closing song from Hairspray, writing: ¡°You can not stop the rhythm of two hearts in love todayyyy.¡±

Several TikTok users expressed how they have looked up to Blonsky ever since she rose to stardom more than a decade ago.

¡°You¡¯ve always been an idol for me as a plus-sized girl and this just made me even more obsessed!¡± one person said.

Blonsky responded, stating: ¡°This really touched my heart! All these amazing comments just have me dancing! Sending you virtual hugs!!!!¡±

During a recent interview with The New York Post, Nile Rodgers said that Ross ¡°didn¡¯t understand¡± that her song ¡°I¡¯m Coming Out ¡° was a ¡°gay thing¡±.

The music producer recollected being inspired to write the track after seeing a group of ¡°Diana Ross impersonators¡± in a bathroom at GG¡¯s Barnum Room, a Manhattan club popular with transgender patrons.

Ross loved the song, Rodgers said, although she ¡°didn¡¯t understand that that was a gay thing, that that was a person saying, ¡®I¡¯m coming out of the closet¡¯¡±.

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