Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi looks nothing today like the hard-drinking party girl from "Jersey Shore." The reality star tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" that since becoming a mother, she's gone from eating and drinking "whatever I wanted," to wanting to be a fit mom for her son. Though Snooki has been accused of undergoing plastic surgery, she brushes off the rumors.
"The tabloids are bullies," she says in the above video. "If I ever got plastic surgery, you would know about it because I would tell you about it. I'm not one that's shy about saying anything, clearly, and I just say the truth about me -- always."
Snooki says she's used to dealing with bullies. "I have a thick skin because in high school, I was always bullied by the older girls," she says. "It was just an everyday occurrence, to the point where I was scared to walk alone in the hallways because I thought they were going to beat me up.
"I feel like that experience of being bullied just taught me to be a bigger person, because at one point I actually stood up to them and I was like, 'Leave me alone!'" she says. "And then they were so surprised that I stood up for myself, they never bullied me again."
Snooki opens up about motherhood and how she lost the baby weight on "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airing Sunday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.
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