David Arisco to Give "Divine" Performance in Hairspray
Played by University of Miami grad and current NYC-dwelling actress Joline Mujica, Turnblad wins a spot on The Corny Collins Show -- a local TV dance program -- and quickly becomes a teen icon. However, she's vexed that the hit show refuses to integrate. Having been subjected to loads of discrimination throughout her pudgy young life (she's initially scoffed at on the dance shows because of her plus-size thighs), the moon-faced teen decides to stand up to prejudice and fight for an interracial dance floor.
"Let me tell you, when they took my bra out that they built, the whole office to the left says, 'Why are they putting such a big bra on you?' And then, when I put it on, it's completely proportionate. It looks like it could go around a kiosk in the center of a square somewhere, but it goes on me and it looks just right."
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