Snooki got hot, what's your excuse? December 3, , is a day that will live in tabloid infamy: The reality series — set in the resort town of Seaside Heights, NJ — followed eight strangers who lived together in a summer share house and drank and tanned to excess. We wanna do this guido competition show. Back then, there was no. So I went back to [VH1] and said if you had a regular Shore house, this is what it would look like.
They gave us money to cast the show and we scoured everywhere. We went to their natural habitats. We went to the clubs. I took offense to that. I look nothing like that. So I filled out the application almost as a joke. I go to school. I was on my way down the Shore, so. I ran into the bar, talked to them for a bit, and ran out. She asked me to take my shirt off, flex my muscles, fist pump and do pushups. For the month of filming, they were required to surrender their cellphones and prohibited from watching television in the house.
It was a recipe for drama. A lot of us [would] lock ourselves in the bathroom for two hours — a piece of sanity to get away from the cameras. I think it definitely made us want to drink — and that was the point.
I thought there was no way girls [would] wanna hook up on camera — they had to give producers their phones, sign paperwork. Advertisers were pulling out. I just think [the haters] were very dramatic. What did we do wrong? I never said I was representing anyone other than myself, so I was mad.
Now I want to send [all the offended groups] Champagne, because [people started watching] just to see what the controversy was. Now I thank them for the ratings. Cast members went from unknowns to celebrities overnight — they were mobbed at restaurants and clubs and even attracted A-list fans. Not only did we meet him, he was reciting lines from the show back to us.
I remember he was hooking me up with girls. It was a big love triangle in the beginning. I remember the first night she gave me like a flirty kiss on the cheek. She was going around, planting her seed with each dude. I think she did it to Pauly, too. He stayed on that train for eight years. They would fight like cats and dogs. I guess you could say that Ron had taken the bullet for me. It took a toll on the house. As agonizing as it was to watch [on TV], living it was three times worse.
But being in the house affects you emotionally and physically. We want her to be happy. We were guidos wearing glittery shirts. We were all running around [after the punch], wanting to kill someone. While filming Season 3, Polizzi had her own brush with the law when she was arrested on the Seaside Heights boardwalk for disorderly conduct in the middle of the afternoon.
She was issued a summons and released. You should be doing something else besides fighting with a reality star. He hated us — which mind-boggles us because we made millions of dollars for [Seaside Heights].
We came back to Seaside for Season 3 — and there were thousands of people lined up outside the house. Because of the show they were coming. It was really huge for travel, and all the local businesses would knock on the door and thank us. We had no control over how that character was portrayed. We just say what we really [think] and how we feel.