Snooki: I'm Not a Role Model on Jersey Shore!
There are many sides to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, though not all of them are shown on MTV's Jersey Shore.
"You see more of the party side of me, which I call Snooki, my alter ego," Polizzi, 23, explained on Today Tuesday. "Right now, you're talking to Nicole, the soft, calm, business-ready person."
The self-proclaimed "Princess of Poughkeepsie" added that her behavior on the show -- which includes flashing her vagina in nightclubs, being arrested for public intoxication and hooking up with multiple men -- isn't something viewers should emulate.
"Snooki's definitely not a role model. Snooki's just there to have fun and just live her life," the reality star said. "Nicole, I would say, could be a role model. I'm very strong and independent. I'm just lovable, I guess."
"A Guidette is a girl with a strong personality. She doesn't let anybody bring her down. She likes tanning, she's very independent and she likes to be flashy -- like gaudy," Polizzi told host Matt Lauer. "It's a lifestyle. You can be punk, a prep, gothic -- we're Guidettes."