“Jersey Shore’s” Snooki and J-Woww are not Italians, they just play them on TV. J-Woww’s real name is Jenni Farley, so it was not that hard to figure out that, chances are, she errs more on the Irish side of things (she told Fox this week that she’s Spanish and Irish). But we were surprised to discover that her pint-sized partner in gorilla hunting, Nicole “Snickuhs” Polizzi, is actually Chilean. Go figure.
Perhaps this is why Snooki’s reaction to Italian-Americans who found the show portrayal of their peeps insulting was, “If you don’t want to watch, don’t watch. Just shut the hell up! I’m serious… F*ck you!” Perhaps she didn’t get how it was offensive because she’s not Italian. Regardless, we were totally fooled by Snooki’s Italian last name and the fact that she looks like a much younger version of our Italian grandmother. Just goes to show you can’t judge a person by their name – or their spray tan. [Photo: GettyImages]