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The Jersey Shore Cast Reveals Their Beauty and Style Secrets

12/14/2009 at 11:30 AM ET

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With their super-sized personalities, architecturally impressive hairstyles, and their tendency to speak of themselves in the third person, the eight cast members of MTV’s Jersey Shore are rapidly becoming America’s latest guilty pleasure. And for these self-described Guidos and Guidettes, looking good is a complete way of life. “A guy from [the] Jersey Shore is a guy that is looking good, feeling confident, taking care of himself,” DJ Pauly D tells PEOPLE at the Spike TV’s Video Game Awards 2009, proudly pointing out that it takes him nearly a half an hour to sculpt his impenetrable hair. “It takes me twenty-five minutes to get it right. Greatness takes time, and this hair right here is greatness. I have it down to a tee, but this is a process right here.” And it’s not just the guys who can wax philosophical on the topic. “At the end of the day, it’s not about Italians coming together, it’s about a lifestyle,” says Jenni (aka “J-WOWW”) “We all live by a certain lifestyle…. the hair, the make up, the tans…being fit. It’s all preparation for the summer.” And while there are some that have to try harder, others feel it’s actually effortless. “It doesn’t matter what I’m wearing,” says “Snooki”, who proudly admits to donning full makeup when she goes to the gym, “I look good in anything!” For the show’s detractors who insist that it only serves to reinforce negative Italian-American stereotypes, Mike (aka “The Situation”) asks that people show a little patience. “It’s only the first episode,” he tells PEOPLE. “and we’re only seven days in, so you have to give us a chance.” The Staten Island native, whose nickname is the result of a woman pointing out his chiseled abs in a nightclub, adds, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” –Reagan Alexander

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Amanda on

Whoa hang on now, beauty secrets.

Here are their secrets:

Black Eyeliner
Oompa loompa in a can
Aqua Net
Stripper Dresses
Hair Gel
Annoying Accent

Ann on

Hahahaha! Right on Amanda, couldn’t have said it better myself!

Julie on

Fist pumping, tanning, spending hours on the hairdo? Gee, what goals and aspirations Jersey kids have! Bet their parents and all of Jersey are so proud of them.

Kaitlin on

dont forget the “bump it”!

Pamela on

Right on, Amanda! lol. One more thing…these people can’t possible have beauty secrets. I don’t want to be mean or judgemental, but I see no beauty in any of those people. The guys are ugly, the short girl needs to get rid of that snobby look. Why are these people doing a show? Who cares about them?

Diane on

These idiots are not even from Jersey! People from New Jersey do not not have Staten Island or New York accents. I would love to know who chose this group. They should be fired! They are so ugly in looks and personality.

HB on

Love this show. Hilarious article.

Sarah on

It’s shameful that these individuals think they look good…wow!!

V on

LOL they’re not FROM Jersey!! they’re NY’ers

P on

I think the most annoying part is that these idiots are all from NY except for 1… just another reason for jersey to get a bad rep

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