Snooki got serious (or at least, into less less makeup than usual) for an interview in V Magazine‘s June 2012 issue, promising that her impending role as mommy will reveal a whole new side of her personality to fans. In fact, while the 24-year-old Jersey Shore star might seem like the most authentic celebrity on TV, she almost gives the impression that everything fans love—and critics hate—about her personality is for show, including her weight.
If her booming career didn’t make it clear, the article details how well Snooki knows how to work the camera. And while Snooki says she “doesn’t care” how she looks on camera, it seems that not everything about her behavior and appearance on the reality show is 100% realistic:
“When we film I really don’t care what I look like,” she says. “I just enjoy it and have fun. That’s why people love us. I’m overweight because we’re drinking and eating bad, but when I’m not filming I never drink and I eat healthy all the time.”
She also tells V how restrictive the show is:
She blames her behavior on restrictions imposed by the show—a persuasive defense. “You can’t leave without a film crew with you,” she explains. “If you want to leave, you have to tell them an hour before so they can get ready. There are no cell phones, no TV, and you can’t read. You can’t write or pass notes. You can’t listen to music, you can’t do anything. It’s kind of like being in jail for two months—and people wonder why all we do is drink! It’s because there’s nothing else to do! It passes the time and makes it fun. If you’re sober the whole time, you will go insane and kill yourself.”
Snooki is hardly the first star to say they’ve changed their eating and behavior for the sake of their career; it’s just that we’re more used to hearing about women who diet, exercise, or develop eating disorders to remain thin enough for their roles. And while it’s hard to feel 100% bad about Snooki’s plight (she’s also capitalized on her weight loss by endorsing dangerous diet pills, a move that makes any comments about her weight seem somewhat disingenuous), we think her admission does go to show just how complicated Americans’ obsession with weight has become.
Photos: V Magazine