'Jersey Shore' Chick -- History of Flipping Out

12/10/2009 2:20 AM PST
Snooki -- the self-described "guidette" from "Jersey Shore" -- has a penchant for attention whoring on the beach ... in fact, one incident was caught on tape back in 2007.

TMZ came across this footage of the Princess of Poughkeepsie busting out a series of bikini-clad back handsprings way before she got her gig with MTV.

Who knew she could be this entertaining ... without a drink in her hand?