Nicole Polizzi wants to be taken seriously! The Jersey Shore star famously know as Snooki draws a line between her guidette alter ego and the person she actually is.
"I think you see more of the party side of me … on the show, but right now, you're talking to Nicole," the pint-sized reality star told Matt Lauer on the Today show. "It's like the soft, calm, business-ready person.”
Nicole continued to explain that the tanning addict, club-going, makeout-loving queen that we see on the MTV hit show is not a role model.
"Snooki's definitely not a role model. Snooki's just there to have fun in life," she shared. "Nicole, I would say, I can be a role model. I'm very strong, independent and I'm loveable, I guess," she said.
Nicole is making her rounds promoting her new book Confessions of a Guidette, in bookstores now.
"A Guidette is a girl with with a strong personality," she explained. "She doesn't let anyone bring her down. She likes tanning. She's very independent and she loves to be, like, flashy."
Watch her Today interview below! Do you think she is a role model?