Katy Perry has left a generous tip for an Australian waitress who “made a fool of herself” while serving the singer at a Port Douglas café.
The superstar is currently in Australia with his partner, Orlando Bloom, who is filming a movie called Wizards! in Far North Queensland.
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Choo Choos worker Indianna Paull told Sunrise that Perry showed up last Saturday while holding her one-year-old daughter, Daisy Dove.
Waitress who did not recognize Fireworks hitmaker in the beginning because she was wearing a hat and sunglasses, the star told that she would have to wait to be seated as there were no tables available.
“She handled it like any normal person would, I suppose. She was really sweet all the time and she handled it like a champion,” she said Thursday.
“I think that partly because I did not recognize her was the reason she was so just so relaxed and relaxed about it.”
Paull said Perry approached her again and asked for a table, so she reluctantly put the star in a part of the cafe that is not normally used.
“I made fun of myself and said ‘for future reference, we don’t usually sit people at this table’.”
A grateful Perry responded by saying she would be “extra kind”.
Paull said she only realized she was serving one of the world’s greatest musicians when her manager made her aware of the superstar customer.
“I just turned red and got down on my knees,” she said.
“I probably did not need that, but I felt like a fool, so I went over to her table and apologized.
“I do not know why, I just felt shocked that I had behaved as if she were a casual Joe Blow!
“In hindsight, I think the reason she wanted to get in so badly is because people were running around taking pictures of her – I was so ignorant, running around like a headless chook I had no idea.”
Paull said she “could not believe how nice” Perry was and confirmed that the singer left a tip that was “much more than the usual $ 2 we get thrown in the bucket”.
“She asked for my name and had a conversation with me and when she left she went through the cafe and gave me a hug and was just really sweet to everyone.
“It was crazy.”
Waitress told David Koch and Natalie Barr that reports from other media outlets that she had an “argument” with Perry were untrue and that the story had been “blown up” out of all proportion.
Katy and Orlando Down Under
It comes after Perry and Bloom were photographed arriving at Sydney airport last week before heading north on a private jet.
They took their daughter and Bloom’s 11-year-old son Flynn, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Miranda Kerr, to the Aussie trip.
Bloom is expected to be with comedian Pete Davidson and other stars on the set of Wizards! over the coming months.
Announced earlier this year, local production of the new film was secured through $ 3.6 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Location Incentive Program.
The Queensland government has also invested an additional $ 1.183 million from its production attraction strategy.
The film will follow two beach bar operators, played by Davidson and German actor Franz Rogowski, who get into trouble when they encounter stolen prey.
Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said production was a “coup” for the state, would inject about $ 14.7 million into the local economy and create about 100 jobs.
“Again, our local film industry and picture-perfect locations have lured yet another valuable production with large budgets to spend in our regions.”