It's easy to dismiss Snooki as not much more than a national joke, but the self-described "guidette" warns that would be a big mistake.
"I know and that's my secret. No one knows that I'm smart," Snooki told me. "I am going to start filming a spin-off with Jenni [Farley] soon and I want to have my own business and have my own brand. Be sure of yourself, don't let anyone bully you, be a strong and independent woman or boy."
Confessing that she was bullied in high school, Snooki, who is now a New York Times bestselling author with her second book Confessions of a Guidette, got the last laugh.
"Oh yeah, now I am a strong woman! The new season starts Jan. 5, and we are back in Seaside and back in the normalness -- not all the drama like in Italy. I would rather be home at the Jersey Shore."
And to celebrate her return, Snooki has launched a new fragrance that smells just like her beloved Jersey Shore.
"There's a little kiwi in it ... there's beach flower, like tanning lotion, and assorted woods like the boardwalk."
Sounds divine, Snooks.
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