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Snooki

Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" Polizzi (born November 23, 1987) is an American reality television personality who is a cast member on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. Since the show's debut in 2009, Polizzi has gained popularity by appearing on talks shows including The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman and The Wendy Williams Show, as well as the wrestling program WWE Raw. She is also one of the highest paid reality stars, earning $150,000 per episode as of season five. Polizzi was born in Santiago, Chile. She was adopted when she was six months old and was raised by Italian American parents. Her father is a volunteer firefighter and auto-salvage supervisor and her mother is an office manager. Polizzi received her nickname, Snooki, in middle school when her friends named her after "Snookie", a male character in Save the Last Dance, because she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy. She grew up and attended school in Marlboro, New York, where she was a cheerleader. During high school, she suffered from an eating disorder, at one point weighing 80 pounds (36 kg). Polizzi attended community college after graduating from Marlboro High

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Snooki Gives Birth -- Ready for Baby #2?

Snooki Gives Birth
Ready for Baby #2?

It's been more than 24 hours since Snooki squeezed out her BG (baby guido) Lorenzo Dominic -- which means she's ready to get knocked up again ... according to someone's made-up stereotype. Check… READ MORE >

Snooki Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Snooki
Gives Birth to Baby Boy

We now live in a world where Snooki is someone's mother. The "Jersey Shore" store popped out a baby boy at around 3:00 AM Sunday at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. A rep for… READ MORE >

- 751 days ago
Snooki Goes Into Labor

Snooki
She's in Labor

6:00 AM PT -- Snooki gave birth early this morning to a baby boy.Get ready for gym, tan, LABOR!!!!!Sources close to Snooki tell TMZ the reality star has gone into labor. We're told she is at a… READ MORE >

- 752 days ago
Snooki & Jwoww -- MTV Plies New Neighbors with Lame Goodie Bags

Snooki & Jwoww
MTV Plies New Neighbors With Lame Goodie Bags

Good news if you're one of Snooki and Jwoww's unlucky new neighbors -- you can now pass the time while the girls shoot their annoying reality show ... by playing BRAIN TEASERS ... courtesy of… READ MORE >

- 754 days ago
Snooki & Jwoww -- New Neighbors Fear 'Jersey Shore' Antics

Snooki & Jwoww
New Neighbors Fear 'Jersey Shore' Antics

Jersey refugees Snooki and Jwoww finally have a new home for their reality show -- smack dab in a quiet suburb which neighbors fear is about to become a loud, boozy nightmare ...  TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 757 days ago
Snooki -- I Gave POT to a U.S. Olympian

Snooki
I Gave POT to a U.S. Olympian

Fun Fact -- Snooki has been invited to attend the wedding of former U.S. Olympic wrestling champ Kurt Angle, which will take place in Pittsburgh this weekend. Not So Fun Fact -- Snooki… READ MORE >

- 788 days ago
Snooki -- The Ultrasound's LYING ... I'm Still a Polizzi

Snooki
The Ultrasound's LYING ... I'm Still a Polizzi!!!

Snooki did NOT secretly get married to her baby daddy Jionni LaValle ... and she did NOT secretly take the guy's name either -- despite what her ultrasound says -- sources tell TMZ.In case you… READ MORE >

- 801 days ago
Snooki -- The Pregnant Beer Stroll

Snooki
The Pregnant Beer Stroll

With her unborn baby due in a couple of months, "Jersey Shore" former party girl Snooki used a stroller to transport a case of Coors Light in Seaside Heights on Monday.The pregnant 24-year-old is… READ MORE >

- 805 days ago
Snooki -- The Sober Stumble for Two

Snooki
The Sober Stumble for Two

Just because she's carrying an unborn baby inside her and not downing tequila shots doesn't mean anything has changed for Snooki ... as the pint-sized mother-to-be once again stumbled to the… READ MORE >

- 816 days ago
Snooki & Deena from 'Jersey Shore' -- Scootin' Along

Snooki & Deena
Scootin' Along

Perhaps too pregnant to deal with the arduous task of walking, Snooki rode an electric scooter around Seaside Heights with fellow "Jersey Shore" cast member Deena, who managed to not get arrested… READ MORE >

- 822 days ago

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