Photo Credit: V Magazine
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi knows what people are saying about her -- but she has no intention of changing. The pint-sized Jersey Shore star, now a mother-to-be, tells V magazine that she's a target for media bullies because she values her individuality.
"I am probably the No. 1 most-bullied celebrity," boasts Snooki, 24. "I really don't go with trends, I don't try to fit in like everyone else does in Hollywood. I just like to be different and I don't care."
For the reality star, being "different" doesn't just mean shopping at Wet Seal instead of Chanel -- it means letting go of all self-consciousness when she's in front of MTV cameras.
"When we film I really don't care what I look like," she says. "I just enjoy it and have fun. That's why people love us. I'm overweight because we're drinking and eating bad, but when I'm not filming I never drink and I eat healthy all the time."
Hold the duck phone -- booze-loving Snooki never drinks when she's not filming? That's right; she claims that she only imbibes because there's nothing else to do at the shore house.
"There are no cell phones, no TV and you can't read," she says, explaining her MTV contract. "You can't write or pass notes. You can't listen to music, you can't do anything. It's kind of like being in jail for two months -- and people wonder why all we do is drink! It's because there's nothing else to do! It passes the time and makes it fun. If you're sober the whole time, you will go insane and kill yourself."
Hmm -- that doesn't seem to bode well for Snooki & JWoww, the new spin-off that Snooki filmed while pregnant. But the bouffant-haired TV personality says that impending motherhood is bringing out a new side of her.
"I can't wait to meet my kid!" she tells the magazine. "Everyone will be surprised to see a different side of me. I'm loving, caring, sensitive, protective and very maternal, no matter what people might think."
And while Snooki's business empire already includes everything from tanning lotion to fake eyelashes, her baby has added a whole world of possibilities.
"My ideas are endless," she declares. "Who wouldn't want a leopard-print rattle or a cheetah-print bib?"