Watch: Snooki And JWOWW On Why Their Show Is The Real Deal
Reality TV superstars Snooki and JWoww explain how their series differs from other reality TV.
After six seasons on MTV juggernaut Jersey Shore, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley became household names. Though that launched their career and landed them their own spinoff series, Snooki & JWOWW, the reality stars insist their fame is not the focus of their the show.
"I think a big part of our show is we don’t show our celebrity. Even though people say that we’re celebrities, we don’t consider ourselves celebrities," Farley told Celebuzz. "Our show is based on what goes on at our house. It’s the day-to-day activities. So people can relate to our makeups, breakups, fighting, babies, and engagements. They’re growing with us from the Jersey Shore, and they’re also falling in love with our family and friends."
But it's not just their real-people personas that makes Snooki & JWOWW stand out in the overly-saturated market of reality television.
Polizzi and Farley believe their show truly pulls back the curtain on their lives, unlike more planned-out series such as The Bachelor, Survivor or the Real Housewives franchises. Over the course of six weeks of shooting, the two forfeit most of their access to television, cell phone and Internet as they are "filmed 2/7," Farley explained.
"A lot of reality shows, they don’t film 24/7. They are like three days a week from this time to this time, so you don’t get to see everything," Polizzi said. "With our show, you get to see everything and it’s more organic that way."
"That’s why I feel a lot of reality TV doesn’t succeed," Farley added. "[If] you take away the necessities, and you’re going to get real TV. [When] you film 24/7, then you’re going to catch the good stuff."
And it's a nice change of pace for the pair who used to hole up in a set-up Seaside Heights, N.J., home with their Shore castmates. "Jersey Shore was probably worse," Polizzi said. "We were stuck in this house that was molded to be a reality house. In our house, there’s cameras everywhere, but it’s our house so we feel more comfortable. But Jersey Shore was just like a box."
But when the shooting stops, the cameras shutdown, and the screen fades to black. Polizzi and Farley are just ordinary people. "We’re just ourselves, so it’s hard to call ourselves celebrities," Farley said. "We’re not singers, we’re not actresses. [People] are like, ‘You’re a character.’ But we’re not really a character because you’re calling JWoww and Snooki characters but that’s us."
And at the end of the day, that's their selling point: "Ppeople don’t get to see celebrities at their true form because they’re always acting or singing," Polizzi said. "But us, we’re just being ourselves."