Jenni "Jwoww" Farley: 'Jersey Shore' stars aren't actually all Italian
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/16/2010
Jenni "Jwoww" Farley claims that she and fellow Jersey Shore castmate Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi are "guidettes" -- just not Italian ones.
"I'm not even Italian, so that stereotype doesn't even fit me," Farley said during an appearance on Fox News' The Strategy Room. "And two other castmates -- Nicole isn't and [Ron Magro is] not full Italian either."
Farley added that the fact that Jersey Shore's cast call themselves "guidos" and "guidettes" wasn't meant to imply that they're Italian.
"That's a stereotype that people have misconstrued with Italian," she told Fox News. "It's a lifestyle -- the scene that we're in."
Farley said that Polizzi is Chilean, Magro is Spanish and Italian and she's Spanish and Irish.
"You would think people would catch that with my last name," she told Fox News.
While Jersey Shore premiered in December, Farley said she was actually cast for the MTV reality series at the end of 2007.
"They had a casting call at the nightclub I ran the VIP at. My gay best friend wanted to come and try out for it -- it was casting for Paris Hilton's My New BFF. He was so nervous because no one else was trying out that he made me try out with him," she explained to Fox News.
"I guess it's the same casting company because they called me a few weeks later. They were like, 'We have this show -- this guidettes and guidos show -- that you might be interested in.' I was like, 'Alright.'"
Since the show has aired, the cast has gained instant celebrity status, which Farley said has positives and negatives.
"I never expected it," she told Fox News. "The only thing negative I feel is the people that make up stories or try to sell fake stories, like the tabloids."
MTV recently confirmed that Jersey Shore's first-season cast will return for the reality show's second season, which won't be set in Seaside Heights, NJ and will instead follow the cast in a "new destination."
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Farley said she has "no idea" where the second season will film.
"We've heard South Beach, we've heard Acapulco, we've heard Cancun," she told Fox News. "At the end of the day we're curious just like everybody else."