Would-be tattooist Jennifer Hudson

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 March 2009
Jennifer Hudson

Would-be tattooist Jennifer Hudson

'Spotlight' star Jennifer Hudson would have become a tattoo artist if she had not made it as a singer or actress

Jennifer Hudson wanted to be a tattoo artist.

The 'Spotlight' singer would have opted for a very different career if she hadn't made it as a singer and actress.

She said: "My second choice was to be a tattoo artist because I also draw."

But the 27-year-old star - who came sixth in TV talent show 'American Idol' in 2004 - said she was tempted into the music industry because it paid better than flipping burgers.

She explained to US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "When I was 17 years old, I worked at Burger King and I found that I was making more money singing one show - $75 at the time. I thought it was a lot of money so I decided, 'I'm quitting this Burger King. I'm going to make my living using my talents and gifts.' "

Jennifer - who is engaged to David Otunga - has set a date for her upcoming wedding, but is remaining tight-lipped about the details.

She said: "Yeah, but it's a secret. I can't tell anybody."

Despite being a pop star and Oscar-winning actress, Jennifer - who is about to embark on her first headline tour on March 31 - insists she and David are just like any normal couple.

She said: "We're like big kids so we like to ride bikes and one thing I like to do is I put my dog in her little basket and put her on my back and then we ride the bike to the dog park."

Jennifer Hudson

An exhibition of Aberdonian landscapes in watercolours.

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