Jersey Shore’s Snooki: My Costars Are “Jealous” of Me

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Is Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi becoming a diva?

The pint-sized, breakout star of the Jersey Shore says no — but resentment might be brewing among her housemates.

"Myself, Pauly, Vinny and Jenny [J-Woww], we've all stayed the same," she says in the new issue of Steppin' Out magazine. "We're the closet friends in the house. I trust them with my life…It hasn't gotten to our heads."

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But Polizzi, 22, points out that she and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino have become more in-demand celebs than their costars on the MTV hit. "I know the others want the same opportunities that Mike and I get, but we don’t control those things," she sniffs. "The media isn't asking for the others so they can't really be mad at me."

Noting Pauly D's rising stature as a DJ and Jenni "Jwoww" Farley's fashion line, she still concedes, "I can understand why the others might be jealous. They aren't doing anything, but they should still be happy for me."

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Yet Polizzi is also wistful about her newfound fame. "I miss my old life," she sighs. "I miss being able to be around my family and at home. I miss going out with my friends and going out to a bar. I can't do that anymore. When I try to do that, I get attacked by the fans."

Her search for a soulmate has been hampered, too: "I won't open up to anyone," she says, "except my best friend who I've known since I was 2 years old and my family and management team. That's it."

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Production on season two of Jersey Shore came screeching to a halt as Snooki and her pals were mired in contract negotiations; the reality stars had initially asked for a pay increase of $30,000 an episode, or a 200% raise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, all eight cast members were close to signing a new agreement on Monday.

A rep for Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino told E! News on Tuesday that the star had locked down a deal. "[He] wants to encourage the rest of his cast to follow his lead and return for another amazing season of Jersey Shore," his rep said.

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