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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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Elle on

Since my first comment didn’t post – here’s to the commenter who pointed out these individuals were not from Jersey ’cause of their, what sounds like Staten Island, New York accents.

You’ve obviously never watched the The Real New Jersey Housewives. I caught one of these shows a few weeks ago and was astounded by their same accents. Yet, they’re from Jersey! Lol.

Jackie on

All I ask is that everyone remembers that these people are BENNYs. They are New Yorkers that invade the Jersey Shore every summer, giving it a bad rap. People that actually live there or grew up there, are normal, intelligent human beings that go to the beach to read, swim, throw back a few beers, play skiball and be at peace!!!
The show is hilarious though… because these people are truly like that in real life.

laura on

ummmmmmmmm yeah ….. been a jersey girl all my life baby and sorry but not so sure about this cast
spent all my years clubbing down the jersey shore and u cant beat it…but half the cast is not even from jersey WhAT the fuk do they know.

Laura on

This show is my new guilty pleasure! As for beauty secrets? I won’t be taking any tips from these ladies.

Alessandra on

Ugh, what a bunch of muppets. Why do they keep going on about being Italian? They are 100% American – if they’d ever visited Italy they would know just how un-Italian (and mortifying) they are!

Katie on

Haha right on, Amanda!

I have to say, I’m Italian and I am not offended by these people. I don’t think they give Italians a bad name. I think the populations of Staten Island and Jersey a bad name.

Alessandra on

“I haven’t seen hair on a man like that since In Living Color and Saved By the Bell”

Lol! It’s funny because it’s TRUE!

Jessica on

LOL this is amazing!
I seriously cannot stop laughing at everyone’s comments.
If I looked in the mirror and saw what these Jersey Shore people saw I would cry.

Heather on

First of all…only one of them is from Jersey. Second…they pick Seaside of all places to go to. Go to other Jersey beaches and it is NOTHING like that. I am from Jersey and completely insulted by the whole show. Like we don’t get a bad enough rap as it is…now we have to defend this too.

Minnie on

Snookie is a troll..i mean why why why are these dbags on tv??????

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