Saturday 23 September 2017

Punch drunk love: Jersey Shore's Snooki admits she was intoxicated for most of her time on reality TV show

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
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Freya Drohan

That explains things; Jersey Shore’s reformed party-animal Snooki has admitted she was drunk for most of her on-camera interviews on the MTV reality show.

Pint sized Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi exploded onto our TV screens in 2009 when she appeared on the fly-on-the-wall reality show Jersey Shore.

She quickly gained infamy for her fireball personality and the bar brawl that led to her being punched in the face by a male gym teacher.

This week, she admitted to being intoxicated for most of her interviews on the MTV show which aired until 2012.

Snookie told TV anchor Hoda Kotb, “I did every interview drunk...it was literally like a party stage. It was like, 'This is awesome.' So I would drink all the time."

Snookie went on to star in the spin-off “Snookie and JWoww” with her Jersey Shore cast mate Jennifer Lynn “JWoww” Farley.

The spin off focused on the outrageous antics of the two party loving “guidettes”, that was until Snooki’s pregnancy was announced during the second season.

Now mum to 20-month-old Lorenzo and with baby number 2 on the way, Snookie has become a lot more sedate.

When asked by Hoda about her time on the infamous reality soap that earned her worldwide fame, she maintains, "I don't regret it because it's brought me to where I am today. I had to go through all of that crap to get to where I am."

Asked whether she had any advice for her children, she laughed and said "If they see it, I'm just gonna be like, 'This is what not to do- Learn from my mistakes!”

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