International television personality, New York Times Bestselling author, and entrepreneur Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has quickly become a household name over the years, and is positioned to continue to take the entertainment industry by storm in 2015. Nicole was first introduced to audiences in 2009 on the record-breaking, MTV reality series “Jersey Shore.” The series garnered record ratings for MTV, making it the network’s most viewed series telecast ever, drawing in over 8 million viewers at its peak. From 2009-12 Nicole, known lovingly as “Snooki,” captivated audiences with her trendsetting pouf hairstyle, small stature, acrobatic moves on the dance floor, and unique phrases that integrated themselves into American pop culture.
In 2012, Nicole landed her second reality show for MTV entitled “Snooki & JWoww.” The series premiered on June 21, 2012 and followed Nicole and her best friend Jenni “Jwoww” Farley [whom she met filming “Jersey Shore”] as they transitioned from their party-girl ways into becoming engaged, married, and having babies. The show’s fourth and final season premiered on November 5, 2014.
In between filming her series for MTV, Nicole added the title of author to her resume, becoming a New York Times Bestseller with her books: A Shore Thing [2011, Gallery Books], Confessions of a Guidette [2011, Gallery Books], and Gorilla Beach [2012, Gallery Books]. Her most recent book Baby Bumps: From Party Girl to Proud Mama, and all the Messy Milestones Along the Way was released in December 2013 [Running Press].
Over the years audiences have loved watching Nicole grow from a wild child on the “Jersey Shore,” to a hardworking, entrepreneurial mom that has become a role model for wives and mothers of all ages. Nicole has graced the covers of mainstream magazines including People, US Weekly, and In Touch [to name a few]. She has also appeared on nearly every major talk show: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The View,” “Good Morning America,” “Conan,” “Ellen,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” and even appeared on the smash hit, ABC series “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013.
Aside from her work in television & writing books, Nicole has become a bonafide brand that includes a signature apparel line “SnookiLove,” footwear/slippers, perfume, sunglasses, cosmetics, jewelry, headphones, phone/tablet accessories, handbags, apps, hair products, and tanning products. She has also developed a passion for fitness and working out over the course of her two pregnancies, and has become and advocate for healthy living & staying fit for moms of all shapes and sizes. During the summer of 2014, Nicole launched her first podcast “Naturally Nicole” with PodcastOne, which features discussion on everything from the joys of messy motherhood to the hottest topics in pop culture with off-the-cuff commentary that most people would only dare to say in their heads! Nicole is a social media maverick- boasting an international following of over 25 million followers across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Nicole currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Jionni LaValle and her two children, Lorenzo and Giovanna.