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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi might be best known for her loud mouth and heavy drinking, but the Jersey Shore reality star has serious aspirations for a lasting career in showbusiness. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Snooki reveals she wants to "do more spinoffs." Says the starlet: "If MTV doesn't want them, another network will be, like, 'What does Snooki do now?' or 'Snooki's getting married!'" And that's not all Polizzi has planned. "What I'd like is to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand."
"(Simpson) makes millions," the 23-year-old New York native says. "I'm trying to build an empire, because after this I can't get a normal job. I mean, how do I go and sit behind a desk?"
She is, after all, well on her way to having her own "empire." In addition to drawing huge ratings on Jersey Shore, the 4-foot-9 starlet has written a bestselling book, makes an estimated $20,000 per public appearance and has her own jewelry line in the works.
Polizzi admits that she's not always proud of the way she comes across on the show: "I look like a freakin' alcoholic. I'm like, 'You're sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.'" But she blames the stress of filming 24/7. "It messes with your head," she says. "That’s why we go crazy. We’re living in a house for two months with that s***. We don't have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we'd have no idea. There's no normalcy. It's just like prison, with cameras."
Snooki reminds us that despite the many boys who come to "cuddle" in her bed, "the only person I've had sex with on Jersey Shore is my boyfriend." Her idol Jessica Simpson can attest to the fact that reality TV shows often do put a salacious spin on how things really happened. We say keep up the good work, Snooks, and perhaps soon you too will be raking in raking in a billion dollars!