By: Veronica Dudo
Nicole Polizzi, better known by her nickname “Snooki” rose to fame after debuting on MTV’s hit reality series, Jersey Shore. First airing in 2009, the TV show chronicled the antics of a group of young adults partying in Seaside Heights, NJ. The controversial show also went on the road taping seasons in Miami, FL and most recently, Italy. While cast members have attracted legions of fans, they have also been met with much criticism over their behavior.
Over the weekend, the TV personality hosted the party at The Pool After Dark inside Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City where she talked about her new fragrance, upcoming reality TV show with Jersey Shore cast mate, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley and her future plans for a family.
What were some of your experiences taping Jersey Shore in Italy?
In Italy in was obviously very hard. Me and My boyfriend (Jionni Lavalle) obviously got through a lot of fights and stuff like that, so it sucks. I mean when you’re in a different country, a lot of emotions come up and obviously it was my worse season I’ve ever been in like I wanted to kill myself, I was upset, I was crying, I just wasn’t in my element, so the fact that my fans are still standing by me through this whole thing I appreciate it.
How are things going with Jionni Lavalle now?
Me and Jionni are awesome, we’re still getting through it—we just have to work through it because obviously when you watch it again, emotions rise up, but you know what, we’re getting through it.
Are you enjoying your celebrity-status?
It’s just awesome! The fact that I’m on a reality show and everybody just loves to see me, and wants to come and see me, come and party with me, it’s just awesome and I love every bit of it.
How did you come up with the scent for your new fragrance?
I definitely wanted something to smell like me — my bubbly personality — so something sweet, something fun and it’s my first fragrance so I was really excited about it so I can’t wait to show everybody how it smells.
You have been very outspoken about the difficulty in maintaining your weight—what is your current diet?
My diet, pretty much I’m just eating healthy, working out and wearing clothes that actually look good on you. (Laughs)
How do you envision life after Jersey Shore?
I want to have my family. I want to get married, I want to have good kids, I want to have a good family and that’s it.
What is the premise of your spin-off show with Jennifer “JWoww” Farley?
Me and Jenny are actually filming our spin-off in January so I’m really excited about it and we just want to branch off on our own and we want to do our own thing and we’re excited about it. So I’m excited to show all the fans how we are without the shore.
Where will you be filming the show?
Probably Toms River — somewhere downs the shore.
Do you have plans to work on any non-reality TV projects?
Well, I’m actually doing little cameos in acting so I’m trying to get some stuff in comedy because I love being in comedy. I love just acting and hopefully I can do that in the future.
BUZZ @ THE BEACH
For the September 30 weekend, some of the ladies from Bravo’s The Real Housewives brand will be appearing at Caesars including Caroline Manzo, Kyle Richards, Vicki Gunvalson, and LuAnn de Lesseps; while The Bachelor Pad’s Vienna Girardi and Kasey Kahl will appear at the Pool After Dark inside Harrah’s Resort. The Borgata welcomes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, and Dirty South. Also, the So You Think You Can Dance Tour 2011 rolls into the Trump Taj Mahal.