You know her as the gorilla-loving, boardwalk-dancing, fluffy boot-wearing meatball guidette on The Jersey Shore, but there is much more to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi than hairspray and sequins.
The self-proclaimed “boss lady” is in the process of creating an empire, complete with Snooki-branded products and best-selling books.
Metro caught up with her at the launch of her newest venture — her very own fragrance (called, of course, Snooki).
What made you decide to launch your own fragrance?
I get a lot of opportunities to do a lot of things and I have always loved perfume since I was 13. I could never really find the right scent for me. I would even try to mix Britney Spears with Juicy and just try to make the right scent but I could never find it. And just the fact that I got to make my own perfume and have the scent that I wanted, and I think everyone else is going to enjoy it, it’s great.
Is it Jionni-approved?
I definitely wanted Jionni to like it, because if he likes it, I know all the guys are going to like it. So the fact that he loves it and he didn’t even know it was mine, I knew I had it.
Tell us about your new book Confessions of a Guidette.
It’s different from my first, ‘cause my first was a novel. This book is kind of like a how-to. A lot of people asked me where I get my fashion, or for tips on guys, tips on friends. So everything that people always ask me is in the book.
Anything you can tell us about season five of The Jersey Shore? What’s the drama like?
I wouldn’t say it’s dramatic. Obviously, there is going to be drama, but it’s a lot more fun. It’s back to being fun and laughing with each other, because Italy was just very crazy with drama. I hardly had fun. I was just homesick and wanted to be back. So the fact that we went straight to Jersey and filmed the next season, you’re just going to see us so happy to be back at home.
How often do you hang out with your castmates when you guys aren’t filming?
It’s really hard because Pauly is DJing and everybody is doing their own thing. Jenni is promoting a lot of her stuff so it’s really hard to see each other. What’s nice is when we do go to MTV together to promote the show or something, that’s when we all see each other.
How are things between you and Mike, “The Situation”? Have you smoothed things out?
You’re going to have to wait till the next season, but it’s not a surprise that I don’t like him.
You look amazing! What do you tell people when they ask you how you lost weight?
I stopped drinking. I hardly drink when we’re not filming the show, so that helped a lot.