‘Buckwild’ Stars Talk ‘Jersey Shore’ Comparisons: ‘I Ain’t Paying for no Tan’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The stars of MTV’s newest reality series Buckwild just “buck it.”

If you’re not sure what that means, don’t worry. Series stars Shain Gandee and Shae Bradley dropped by Celebuzz to explain the concept and comment on the show’s comparisons to the network’s hit Jersey Shore.

“They’re alike in the sense that they’re both reality shows, but that’s it,” said Shae, labeled the “Southern Belle” by the show’s producers. “We’re just having fun… We’re really unique.”

“We’re one of a kind!” added her partner-in-redneck-crime Shain, otherwise known as “The Redneck Macgyver.” “There ain’t nothing like us.”

In other words, don’t expect this group of friends to GTL. “When I’m outside working or something, earning a tan. I ain’t paying for no tan,” said Shain.

Buckwild will follow Shae, Shain and their friends as they spend their summer four-wheeling, fighting and throwing impromptu dump-trunk pool parties. So how did MTV find this particular group of West Virginia twenty-somethings?

“I was over at a friend’s house and a guy pulled up in this SUV and he gets out, saying, ‘We’re here to make a TV show… and we love your truck,'” said Shain. “My truck was sitting there, covered in mud. You couldn’t see in the windows or nothing. I said, ‘You got a camera now? Well, get in.’ And I took him back on the ridge… we did some donuts, hit some mud holes, scared him to death — and he loved it.”

“And we were all just friends,” added Shae. “I would have been doing the same thing all summer anyway.”

However, despite the series’ carefree “just buck it” motto, some people aren’t laughing. Like Jersey Shore, Buckwild has also stirred up some political controversy. Last month, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin demanded that MTV cancel the series, saying the show is a “travesty” and that it “plays to ugly, inaccurate stereotypes about the people of West Virginia.”

“We’re just a bunch of kids having fun,” Shain said.

“You can change the channel. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it,” added Shae. “…There’s no way nine people can represent the entire state of West Virginia. That’s just silly.”

Buckwild premieres Thursday, Jan. 3 at 10 PM on MTV. 

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