Jersey Shore followers know Nicole Polizzi as “Snooki.” But earlier than she grew to become a well-known “meatball” on the MTV sequence, Polizzi was a university pupil who had an attention-grabbing profession lined up. Find out what “Snooki” was finding out to turn into earlier than she was on Jersey Shore.
‘Jersey Shore’ was initially an all-male solid
Jersey Shore was initially going to be a actuality sequence about an “all-male competition show,” in accordance with Vulture. Casting administrators needed to solid “gym rats and fist-pumpers” till Doron Ofir realized why they wanted to solid girls. “’The boys preen’ — you know, they’re peacocks — ‘but the girls fight,’” Ofir defined. Knowing that together with girls would amplify the present’s enchantment ten-fold, he began searching for feminine expertise. Polizzi was one of many first feminine auditions to catch his consideration.
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‘Snooki’ confirmed as much as her audition drunk
Before “Snooki” may shout “Party’s here!” she needed to check out to be on the sequence. “I noticed an audition posting on Facebook for a present known as Guidos and Guidettes,” Polizzi stated. She remembered pondering the chance was meant for her. “Before I walked in, I actually chugged SoCo. [When I] walked into the audition, I just remember it being like a dungeon,” she stated in a YouTube video recounting her expertise. Wearing a miniskirt, Polizzi impressed the casting crew along with her skill to do cartwheels and flips with out care.
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Ofir knew she was proper for the present when her software was lined in bronzer. “Nicole was extraordinary,” he recalled fondly. “Her application was smudged with fingerprints from her bronzer to the point that I was like, ‘What happened to her application? What spilled on it?’” Fortunately, Polizzi’s drunk antics paid off. She continued to be a foremost participant on Jersey Shore and ultimately, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Polizzi has additionally labored on a number of spinoffs of the present, together with Snooki & JWoww.
‘Snooki’ had desires of turning into a veterinary technician
Before turning into a well-known actuality star, Polizzi was finding out to be a veterinary technician at Ulster Country Community College. “We would help deliver cows,” Polizzi instructed Vulture. “I loved it. I had one more semester until I could graduate and then try to get my license.” While speaking to a man throughout Season 1 of the MTV sequence, Polizzi defined how she left college to spend the summer time on the shore. “[Doing the show] was an enormous factor for me as a result of I used to be lacking all my lessons. I felt very responsible.”
Instead of pursuing a profession as a vet tech, Polizzi made a reputation for herself within the actuality TV world. Today, she continues to movie for Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. She can be a profitable entrepreneur who runs her personal Etsy store and boutique, The Snooki Shop. When Polizzi isn’t filming or working her companies, she’s elevating her three kids, Lorenzo, Giovanna, and Angelo, along with her husband, Jionni LaValle.