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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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Victoria on

True, but they are very funny to watch!!

Amber on

Okay, girlfriend in the black lace is scaring me…they’re all fake and creepy looking…and I haven’t seen hair on a man like that since In Living Color and Saved By the Bell

Katie on

Kaitlin: dont forget the “bump it”!

HILARIOUS! Love it! I laughed out loud!

This show is ridiculous! Nothing like a group of overdone, orange, average looking people thinking they are glamorous. Bleh.

Vicki on

they look ridiculous and the show is not interesting but more depressing if anything; however, no one said they were from Jersey, the show is called Jersey Shore, which is where those types of kids go in the summer to party

Juliet on

I am now beyond embarassed to be Italian and from New Jersey…..

Brittanney on

Really?!?! Style and beauty secrets?!?! What a joke. The show and the cast is a joke, and everyone knows it but them.

Stacy on

OMG these people have absolutely NO style. They are complete train wrecks. You should need a passport to go up there!

Geno on

They should be on a group episode of What Not To Wear, mainly for the makeup and hair portion of the show.

Erin on

If you “can’t judge a book by it’s cover,” why do you spend so much time primping?

Christine on

If this show gives anyone a bad rep is people from NY. Most people assume all of these people are from NY when actually 2 are from Jersey and the worst one of them all (Pauly) is from Rhode Island!

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