Snooki is a laid-back girl, not the "drunken meatball" you think she is, according to the story she told David Letterman on Thursday night.
Oh, how she's been misunderstood.
The self-proclaimed "guidette" shot to fame because of MTV's "Jersey Shore" and stopped by "The Late Show" for the second time this year to plug ... well, herself, as our sister blog Show Tracker reports.
Snooks, whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, sat through a series of awkward questions wearing what we can only assume are battery-operated light-up stilettos. Speaking of unusual footwear, Letterman donned her Snooki slippers, which the 23-year-old will use to promote her brand in her "Shore" afterlife. But we digress....
Letterman took jabs at the show, which has already aired several episodes of its third season, including Snooki getting arrested on the beach for being drunk in public and a nuisance. So, the prickly host asked her whether she had a drinking problem.
"Do you think, uh, um, maybe you need to abstain?" Letterman asked.
"I definitely don't think I have a problem. I mean, when we're not filming I hardly go out. I hardly drink. It's just, you know, it's summer. It's time to enjoy yourself," she said.
"People don't understand who I really am ... they see me as this party animal or whatever. I'm not like that all the time... I'm just a laid-back girl that'd rather stay in and watch movies at night than go to a ... club."
So, Letterman asked why the other impression?
"Well, you're at the shore, obviously you want to go out," she said.
We wonder if her new book "A Shore Thing" has the same air of confusion. The book has become an extended New York Times bestseller. We don't know how or why. But if you still haven't bought it, here are 10 reasons why you should (or shouldn't).
-- Nardine Saad
Photo: Reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi poses with her book in New York. Credit: Brendan McDermid / Reuters