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Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi on Pickles, Poufs and Partying

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On Watching Herself on TV

"If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate it. Obviously, they're only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I'm seeing is me drunk and falling down. That's how I am when I party. But some of the stuff I do is, like, 'Really, Nicole?' I look like a freakin' alcoholic. I'm like, 'You're sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.' I just look like shit."

• Snooki Discusses Smushing and the Stress of Jersey Shore in Rolling Stone Cover Story

• Video: Watch Snooki's Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

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On the Public’s Perception

"When I look in the mirror, I see Nicole, I see me. Then I sometimes see a crazy nut job that just wants to party. So, there's two sides…It's hard for people to see you one way, but you're really the other way, so it's kind of like, Who am I, who are you?' Sometimes, I confuse even myself."

• Snooki Discusses Smushing and the Stress of Jersey Shore in Rolling Stone Cover Story

• Video: Watch Snooki's Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

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On Being Naïve at the Start of ‘Jersey Shore’

"We didn't know what was going on. They put us in a room and gave us like 500 pages of stuff to read. Nobody read the contracts. I'm 21, what am I going to read? We just signed away. I didn't really care about the money. I just wanted to be on TV. I was just like, 'Yay!'"

• Snooki Discusses Smushing and the Stress of Jersey Shore in Rolling Stone Cover Story

• Video: Watch Snooki's Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

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On Partying for the Cameras

"The first season, we definitely amped it, because we didn't know if the show was even going to air, so we went all out. But I kind of party a little bit too much, to where I don't want to, but if I don't, I know I'm not going to get airtime, and if you don't get airtime, that hurts you in the end."

• Snooki Discusses Smushing and the Stress of Jersey Shore in Rolling Stone Cover Story

• Video: Watch Snooki's Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

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On Getting It In

"The only person I've had sex with on Jersey Shore is my boyfriend, which is in an upcoming episode, and that's the only time. The guys you see me bring home, we're only cuddling and making out like any other person would do, but we're on camera and the whole world's seeing it, and it does look like I'm having sex."

• Snooki Discusses Smushing and the Stress of Jersey Shore in Rolling Stone Cover Story

• Video: Watch Snooki's Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

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On Bullying in High School

"[The older girls] made up a rumor that I had got it in the ass by one of the seniors. They were calling me Stinkin' Incan for the longest time. I was like, 'I've never even had sex, he didn't put it in my butt! Then they wrote 'Nicole's a slut' on the walls and made my life a living hell. I think that's why I'm such a strong person today."

• Snooki Discusses Smushing and the Stress of Jersey Shore in Rolling Stone Cover Story

• Video: Watch Snooki's Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

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