Snooki: I Always Knew I’d Be Famous


By Michael Lewittes


Snooki opens up in the upcoming issue of Parade about being bullied, wanting to be a brand, and the biggest misconception about her.

The reality star, who’s set to begin shooting her “Jersey Shore” spinoff show with Jenny “J-Woww” Farley in January, says she always knew she’d be famous. “I didn’t know I was going to be on a reality show, but I always wanted to be an actress. The fact that it came like this is awesome.”

But with fame comes its downsides. She tells the mag the biggest misconception about her is that “I’m an alcoholic and I drink and all I want to do is hook up. That’s totally not the case. You have to remember that reality shows capture your worst moments.”

Snooki, however, is used to negativity and how to handle it. “I got bullied in high school. A lot of girls were so mean to me because their boyfriends wanted to hang out with me and my girls, so they pretty much bullied me to the point where I was crying at night,” says the reality star, adding, “Now, if somebody says something negative to me, I’m just like, ‘Whatever.’ I laugh it off. Nobody can get to me at this point.”

In fact, she has a game plan. She tells Parade that in “10 years from now, I would like to see myself successful as a brand, like Jessica Simpson, with babies running around and a beautiful husband and my own reality show.”

She’s already at work on her brand. “I’ve got my slippers coming out and I’m working on a nail polish that might be out for the holidays. I’m working on my spin-off with Jenni, I’m working on my sequel to A Shore Thing, and I’ve got the clothing line, perfume, eyelashes — you name it, I’m trying to do it!”

And finally, who’s her celebrity crush? “I like [pro wrestler] John Cena a lot,” says Snooki, who adds, “But he already knows it!”

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