Monday, April 4, 2011

Snooki Talks To Rutgers Students

What does $32,000 get you?
Rutgers University students got two hour-long question-and-answer sessions tonight with "Jersey Shore" icon Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. In the first hour, Snooki offered anecdotes about her reality show, dance lessons, a demonstration on styling her iconic "pouf" hairdo and her lessons for life.

Her parting advice to Rutgers students: "Study hard, but party harder."

About 500 students attended the 8 p.m. sold-out show at the Livingston Student Center in Piscataway. A second show was scheduled to start at 10 p.m. Snooki was paid $32,000 for the two shows using money that came from the mandatory student activity fees paid by Rutgers undergraduates.

Among the highlights and lowlights of the first show:

• Snooki and her sidekick, comedian Adam Ace, brought eight students on stage to teach them the "Jersey Shore" fist pump and her signature "tree branch" dance. Snooki also judged a "Situation" contest to see which of five male students had the best abs.

• Snooki introduced her father, who was in the audience and lifted his sweater to reveal a sleeveless T-shirt with "Papa Snooki" printed on the back. "My Dad is what you call... a retired guido," Snooki said.
• A student asked Snooki to be his date to his fraternity formal next month. She briefly considered it. "When is it?" she said. "May 3," he said. "I'll be in Rome," she said, referring to the filming of Season 4 of "Jersey Shore" in Italy.
• When asked to describe her perfect man, Snooki said his name has to end with a vowel, he can't be boring, he has to make her laugh and he must be close to his parents. He also needs to be tan. "I can't be with anyone pale, that would be awkward," she said.

• When asked her inspiration in life, Snooki said: "Being tan. When you're tan, you feel better about yourself."

• Snooki brought a Rutgers student on stage and offered to put her hair in a "pouf" using a banana hair clip. Snooki wasn't thrilled with the results. "That's as good as it's gonna get," she said. When asked what she uses to style her own "pouf," Snooki said he relies on Aussie-brand hair products. "Smells good and stays in good," she said.

• If Snooki had a choice she wouldn't spend summers in Seaside Heights, where "Jersey Shore" is filmed. She prefers Belmar, she said. 

• Snooki said she had partied at Rutgers before, but the details were hazy. "I'm pretty sure I came here. I don't remember what happened," she said.

• When a student asked what kind of oil she uses to make fried pickles, one of her favorite foods, Snooki was horrified. 
"I don't fry them, I buy them," she said with distain.

• Snooki's final words for Rutgers: "I love you bit***s!"