With a net worth of $4 million, Snooki is a reality television celebrity of Chilean-American descent. From her portrayal as Snooki on the MTV reality program “Jersey Shore,” which premiered in 2009, she has amassed a considerable net worth. Also, she has participated in several offshoot episodes of the reality television show “Jersey Shore.”
Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi was born on November 23, 1987, in Santiago, Chile, to parents who immigrated from Italy and the United Kingdom. At six months old, she was adopted by Andy and Helen Polizzi, a couple from the Bronx in New York City. Growing up, she lived in the town of Marlboro in New York State.
Upon discovering that, despite her birthplace of Chile, Nicole is not of Chilean descent, Nicole was taken aback. They are Italian-Americans, and she was born to them. She is a mash-up of ethnicities ranging from Iberian Americans to East and South Asians to Middle Easterners to Jewish people.
A supervisor at an auto salvage yard, her father, and an office manager were this young woman's parents. In high school, she was the first of her friends to kiss a boy, earning her the nickname “Snooking.” Snooki is a character from the film.
Reality TV Career
Contrary to popular perception, Snooki's appearance on “Jersey Shore” was not her first excursion into reality television. The reality show “Is She Going Out With Him?” gave her her first taste of the world of reality television fame.
There was an MTV program about women dating males who were arrogant, rude, or otherwise unfit for their needs. Nicole appeared in the episode “Jerz Pud,” titled “Jerz Pud,” with her then-boyfriend Justin.
Snooki was discovered by the casting director for the reality television show “Jersey Shore.” She was by far the most impressive member of the cast, and this was true not just of the first season of the “Jersey Show” but of the show's whole run.
Snooki costumes were one of the most popular in 2010 and were available in various sizes. MTV announced in 2011 that Snooki and her pal and “Jersey Shore” castmate JWoww (Jennifer Farley) would star in “Snooki & JWoww,” a spinoff of the popular reality television show.
As the network put it, it was a modern-day version of “Laverne & Shirley.” The show aired four seasons before concluding the last episode in February.
During the 17th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” Snooki competed against other celebrities. Sasha Farber, a professional dancer, was assigned to partner with her. After being eliminated from the competition on October 28, 2013, they ended in eighth place.
It was in late 2015 when the online series “Snooki & Jwoww: Moms With Attitude” made its debut. The second season of the program came to a close in late 2017.
Snooki announced her retirement from “Jersey Shore” in an episode of her podcast, “It's Happening With Snooki and Joey,” aired in December 2019. She said, “Even if there were a fourth season of ‘Jersey Shore,' I will not be tuning in.
The most important reason is that I cannot do it anymore. It is pretty tricky for me to leave my children to capture the event. Every every day, I make an effort to quit. I despise being apart from my children.
I don't enjoy going out and partying for three days. It's just not a part of my life any longer. I want to spend more time with my children.” She went on to say that she and her family had received death threats.
Snooki has authored three novels: “A Shore Thing,” which was published in 2011, “Confessions of a Guidette,” which was also published in 2011; and “Gorilla Beach,” which was published in 2012 and is the sequel to “A Shore Thing.”
Run-ins with the law
Snooki has had a few minor run-ins with the authorities over the years. Polizzi was ticketed on July 30, 2010, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, for disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and criminal harassment of others, all of which were felonies.
In the following month, on May 31, 2011, Polizzi was cited and released when her driving automobile collided with a parked traffic police vehicle in Florence, Italy. Two police officers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Charges against her were dismissed when she entered a plea bargain; she was instead hit with a $500 fine and community service requirements.
In March 2012, Snooki confirmed her engagement with Jionni LaValle on social media. On August 26, 2012, she gave birth to the couple's first child, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, named after his father.
Giovanna Marie LaValle, her second child, was born on September 26, 2014, and is her only daughter. Snooki tied the knot with Jionni LaValle on November 29, 2014. According to her Instagram account, Angelo James LaValle, Snooki's third kid, was born on May 30, 2019.
Jionni is not a fan of being in the limelight and likes to let his wife take center stage while he remains more in the background. Their first meeting occurred at Karma nightclub in 2010, during Snooki's third season of “Jersey Shore.”
She was so drunk that she couldn't recall his name and thus referred to him as Bernard. Despite this, the two immediately got hot and heavy, and by March 2012, the pair had been engaged and were expecting their first child together.
Snooki said in October 2016 that she had undergone breast augmentation to achieve a C cup. Snooki revealed in July 2020 that her new brand of baby gear, MAWMA, will be available at Buy Buy Baby shops.
High chairs, strollers, travel systems, and diaper bags will all be part of the collection. In an Instagram video, Snooki showed off some of the strollers she plans to release. She expressed herself: “I'm beyond thrilled that my future MAWMA brand will be available at Buy Baby soon.
These are my ‘Corinthia' strollers, which come in two different patterns: zebra and leopard. The leopard print is my favorite since it has rose gold accents. In the leopard print, there is a hint of pink and olive.
When you go out to walk the baby, you may keep your wine and phone in there.” Many fans expressed their delight at the stylish strollers, while others expressed disappointment at the lack of a cup holder, which they felt was a significant flaw.
Each episode of Jersey Shore earned Snooki $2,200 during the show's first season. With the premiere of season two, her salary was raised to $30,000 per episode. After being promoted to $150,000 per episode in the last season, Snooki's pay jumped to $150,000 per episode in the final season.
While filming in Seaside Heights, Snooki was struck in the face by Brad Ferro, a New York City high school gym instructor working on the set. Videos of the punch went viral on YouTube and were picked up by various news organizations. In response to the publicity surrounding the hole, Snooki's attendance costs raised from $2,000 per event to $10,000 per event.
Realty: In 2015, Snooki and her husband acquired a three-story colonial property in Florham Park, New Jersey, for $2.6 million, which they renovated.