Snooki got serious (or at least, into less less makeup than usual) for anÂ 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 loveâ€”and critics hateâ€”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 donâ€™t care what I look like,â€ť she says. â€śI just enjoy it and have fun. Thatâ€™s why people love us. Iâ€™m overweight because weâ€™re drinking and eating bad, but when Iâ€™m not filming I never drink and I eat healthy all the time.â€ť
She also tellsÂ V how restrictive the show is:
She blames her behavior on restrictions imposed by the showâ€”a persuasive defense. â€śYou canâ€™t leave without a film crew with you,â€ť she explains. â€śIf 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 canâ€™t read. You canâ€™t write or pass notes. You canâ€™t listen to music, you canâ€™t do anything. Itâ€™s kind of like being in jail for two monthsâ€”and people wonder why all we do is drink! Itâ€™s because thereâ€™s nothing else to do! It passes the time and makes it fun. If youâ€™re sober the whole time, you will go insane and kill yourself.â€ť
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