We just spoke with Jersey Shore's Snooki and JWoww (aka Nicole Polizzi and Jenni Farley) about their brand new spin-off series Snooki and JWoww! The girls spilled all about the new show, the secrets of their super-strong friendship, and their boy drama advice. Read our conversation below and be sure to check out Snooki and JWoww on MTV June 21 at 10pm!
TWIST: Our readers here at TWIST are SO excited for the new spin-off! Can you give us any spoilers from the first few episodes?
JWoww: Well, actually, I wasn't able to see any of the episodes yet, but just by living it, I would definitely say that there's going to be a lot of surprising drama.
Snooki: You're just getting to see the reality of day-to-day life of Jenni and I.
T: We know that you girls are really close friends. What do you think is the key to having a really great friendship?
S: Always be honest with each other and be there for one another no matter what.
J: Never lie! I think what's most important is that I tell it how it is when it comes to my good friends. I don't want to sugarcoat anything. When it comes to a friend, you just want to be very honest, but not very opinionated. Always hold your opinions to yourself, but if you see them doing something wrong, be very honest about it. Like with Nicole and breakups and things like that, I want to be honest with her in the sense that it might not work out. I feel like very few people will do that. A lot of people will try to tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear.
T: When did you know that you two were going to become really great friends?
S: Right when I met Jenni I knew we'd be really close friends because of her personality.
J: I hate to say this, but it was the night she got hit in the face. I rewatch it and see how protective I was of her. A lot of people don't know this, but I stayed with the ambulance until seven that morning, and I stayed with her the whole time while everyone went to bed. Because of that, I know I would only do that for true friends. I realized I treated her like my little sister and I knew from that day on that we'd be friends. I actually fell in love with her.
T: What was it like for you girls to transition from being on Jersey Shore living with the whole group to living together in a house in Jersey City?
J: I definitely think it was different. Because you're in a house with eight people and two cars, you kind of have to rely on each other to do stuff together and just get everything done. With Nicole and I, we were able to figure out what we wanted to do, and if we didn't want to do it together, we'd go by ourselves. But not only that, but the house in Jersey City was our place. We cared for it more than the shore house. At the shore we know it's just a summer house, and we kind of let it go. We definitely tried to keep up on this one and keep it clean.
T: Can we expect your dogs to play a part in the season?
J: Oh 100%. I bring them everywhere I go. I wish I could bring them to the shore more often.
T: Awesome! You've both been through your fair share of boy drama. So what's your best advice for dealing with guys?
S: Don't get too wrapped up with boys. Enjoy living your life and when the right one comes along, you'll know.
J: If I could take it all back, I wouldn't start dating until after high school. I definitely feel like it's not worth giving up experiences in high school like developing friends, getting into sports, and stuff like that. I would just hold on to those few factors because you can date after high school and every summer thereafter, but you never get high school back. In college, you can do everything else, but you can never redo high school. Enjoy it with your friends. I had all my girlfriends in high school and that's why I never dated anyone. There's drama, and then you break up and then there are rumors and online messages. [Like with Facebook now] I can't even imagine what it's like with everything exposed. It's just a headache. Thank God I didn't have a Facebook or a Myspace in high school.
T: What is one reason TWIST readers should absolutely tune in to watch Snooki and JWoww when it premieres in June?
S: You get to know me and Jenni on a more personal level than just partying on Jersey Shore. You're going to see real life experiences and problems girlfriends go through.
J: I think, no matter how old they are, they're definitely going to be able to relate to something that happens in our house. I feel like it can either help them or entertain them.