Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Courtesy of Snooki
Look out -- it's the incredible shrinking Snooki! Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has always been petite, and now the 4-foot-9-inch Jersey Shore star is looking dramatically slimmer. What's behind the Guidette's impressive weight loss? A renewed commitment to diet and exercise that began on New Year's Day.
"I got a trainer and I've been training with him for about a month now," Polizzi said in January. "I think my New Year's resolution is definitely to keep up with the training."
Snooki's new passion for the gym has made its way onto her Twitter account, where she documents her "successful GTL days" (that's 'gym, tan, laundry' for the folks at home), new diet habits ("Water is my new best friend," she tweeted last week), and late nights on the treadmill ("As everyones planning their night at the club, I'm wondering when Golds closes lol," she writes. "Motivated.")
On Wednesday, Polizzi posted the results on her Facebook page. In a new photo shoot, "Snickers" looks long-legged, lean and fierce -- and best of all, she hasn't lost those famous curves.
Polizzi, 23, has always been candid about her struggles with her weight. As a high school cheerleader, she developed anorexia, sometimes eating only a cracker a day; her parents intervened when her weight dropped to 80 pounds. When Polizzi gained some weight during season 2 of the show, she went on a diet, but didn't shy away from the camera. "I'm just a normal person, not a model," she told the media. "We all have our flaws. We work within them to look our best." She frequently jokes about being a "meatball," but it never stops her from wearing a miniskirt. We've always loved how Snooki is so unafraid to be herself. No matter what her weight, we're sure she's still the biggest personality in the room.
Polizzi starts shooting Jersey Shore's third season in Italy next month, after which she begins production on her spin-off with Jenni "JWoww" Farley.