Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: “I Did Every Interview Drunk” in My Jersey Shore Days

Snooki on The Jersey Shore and pregnant on April 29, 2014
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi (pictured now on the right) says she "did every interview drunk" back in her Jersey Shore days  MTV; Cindy Ord/Getty

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was under the influence of more than just fame back in her Jersey Shore days. During a chat with Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, May 20, the pregnant 26-year-old admitted that she was usually intoxicated whenever she did an interview for the MTV show, which ran from 2009 to 2012.

"I was probably drunk!" the Snooki & JWoww star said when guest host Hoda Kotb noted how much more composed she seemed in comparison with past appearances. "I did every interview drunk…it was literally like a party stage. It was like, 'This is awesome.' So I would drink all the time."

Now mom to son Lorenzo, 20 months—with a baby girl and a wedding to fiance Jionni LaValle on the way—the Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama author is living a much quieter life. Her wild-child days are behind her, but she credits her past with getting her to the present.

"I don't regret it because it's brought me to where I am today," she told Kotb. "It's made me the person I am today. So I had to go through all of that crap to get to where I am."

As for whether she's worried about her kids someday seeing her wild hookups and arrests on Jersey Shore reruns? "If they see it, I'm just gonna be like, 'This is what not to do,'" Polizzi said. "'Learn from my mistakes. And if you ever need me, just call me. Don't be scared and get in the car with somebody else.'"

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