Jersey Shore's Snooki: "I'm Too Pretty to Be in Jail"

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Snooki doesn't think she belongs behind bars. Why?

"I'm too pretty to be in jail," the Jersey Shore star (real name: Nicole Polizzi), who was arrested July 30 for disorderly conduct, tells MTV News.

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Snooki, who faces a $250 to $1,000 fine but no more jail time, insists, "I'm a good person. I'm not a criminal, and I will never go back there."

"I don't know why people are taking it so seriously," she went on. "I had a couple cocktails and they just put me in a drunk tank to sober me up. I was on the beach. It happens to the best of us, and I'm not planning on going back to jail ever again. I was a public nuisance -- big deal!"

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Her few hours of incarceration weren't exactly pleasant, the 22-year-old says.

"You can't even contain me," Snooki jokes. "When I was in there, I was like, 'Can I come out? I can't breathe!' Not a fun place. I will never go back."