If one thing about Blonsky stands out in your mind between Hairspray and the present day, it very well may be the infamous airport encounter of 2008. It all went down at Providenciales International Airport, where Blonsky and her family — mom Karen, dad Carl, and her then-14-year-old brother Joey — were awaiting a return flight from a Caribbean vacation. The trip was Blonsky's treat, she told People. "They're hardworking people, so I saved up some of my money and decided to take them. It was a lovely vacation," she explained.
Until, that is, the family ran into another semi-famous group: America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden and her family. What followed was an airport brawl for the ages. Naturally, each side has their own unique spin on the story. But, according to Blonsky, it began when Bianca's brother George tripped a passenger, then turned to Blonsky and said, "What the f*** are you looking at, you fat white b****?" Bianca jumped into the fray and, as they say, all hell broke loose. The incident was partially captured on video by bystanders and quickly went viral. Blonsky maintains that claims her family got violent first are "absolute lies."