Throwback Pics of Snooki, the Original ‘Jersey Shore’ Meatball

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Before there were cradles and cartoons in Snooki’s life, there was a whole lotta GTL. The Jersey Shore star taught us how to properly create a hair poof, tan like a pro, and give negative shits if that’s even possible. In honor of #TBT, we’re honoring the original (and our favorite) Jersey Shore “meatball.”

Snooks is almost unrecognizable in these pics from 2009-2011, during the peak of her Shore days. Who would’ve thought just three years after the show ended she’d be married with two babies and make us feel really bad about our lack of gym habits? We watched her go from singing and dancing on bars to auditioning for Broadway on Big Morning Buzz Live, and have loved every minute of it.

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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