Snooki: I Want to Be the Next Jessica Simpson
Snooki knows her days on Jersey Shore are numbered.
Though she and her MTV castmates will shoot their fourth season in Italy this spring, the 23-year-old New York native tells the new issue of Rolling Stone (on stands now) she's already devised a plan to extend her 15 minutes of fame.
"When Jersey Shore ends I'm going to do more spinoffs," she tells the mag. "If MTV doesn't want them, another network will be, like, 'What does Snooki do now?' or 'Snooki's getting married!' What I'd like is to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand. She makes millions. I'm trying to build an empire, because after this I can't get a normal job. I mean, how do I go and sit behind a desk?"
Not that her stardom shows any signs of slowing down: more than 8.5 million viewers tune in each week to watch America's No. 1 party girl get rowdy with her costars (including Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and Jenni "JWoww" Farley).
"If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate it. Obviously, they're only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I'm seeing is me drunk and falling down," she explains. "That's how I am when I party. But some of the stuff I do is, like, 'Really, Nicole?' I look like a freakin' alcoholic. I'm like, 'You're sweating, your makeup is running, you look gross.' I just look like sh*t."
According to the self-proclaimed "Princess of Poughkeepsie," being followed by cameras 24/7 only adds to her desire to let loose.
"It messes with your head. That's why we go crazy. That's why we fight with each other. That's why we drink," Snooki tells Rolling Stone. "We're living in a house for two months with that sh*t. We can't have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we'd have no idea. There's no normalcy. It's just like prison, with cameras."