Would-be tattooist Jennifer Hudson
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 March 2009
'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."