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Jennifer Hudson's Backup Career: Tattoo Artist

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    As an Oscar and Grammy winner, Jennifer Hudson has a superstar career in the worlds of film and music – but she told Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that she had a fallback during her high school days.

    "My second choice was to be a tattoo artist because I also draw," she said, adding that she doesn't have any herself.

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    But before making it big on "American Idol," the singer-actress was working at Burger King.

    "When I was 17 years old, I worked at Burger King and I found that I was making more money singing one show," she said. "$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."

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    When she's not working, she said she and fiance David Otunga act like big kids.

    "We like to ride bikes," she said. "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."

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