With Thursday’s Season 6 premiere, the countdown has begun to the day America has to bid farewell to everyone’s favorite fist-pumping, tanning-bed-loving, club-hopping guidos and guidettes.
So what has our country taken away from the MTV’s most-watched series ever?
“I think Jersey Shore has taught America to embrace being themselves,” Jenni “JWoww” Farley told Celebuzz at the show’s premiere party in New York City. “Embrace living in your early 20s,” she suggested. “Have an amazing ride. Get a shore house with your friends. Don’t follow trends, set them.”
And many of her reality TV costars shared that sentiment.
“Don’t be afraid to be yourself and rock it,” said Deena Nicole Coretese. “Don’t care what other people think.”
And Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola echoed that message. “Just be yourself,” she gushed, “and not care what anybody else thinks.”
But the Jersey Shore guys had some more light-hearted take-home thoughts. “I think Jersey Shore has taught America how to fist pump,”Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio said with a laugh.
And Ronnie Ortiz-Magro backed him up, saying he and his castmates showed viewers “how to fist pump, GTL, smush and have a good time.”
While the cast holds on to many cherishable memories from their MTV days, most have no regrets. “It’s a reality show, so you see us at our lowest points and you see us at our highest points,” Vinny Guadagnino explained.
“We watch it back and just learn from all our mistakes.” DelVecchio agreed, saying with a sly smirk, “I don’t have many regrets, [because] I kind of learn from their mistakes.”
“I’ve been through a lot of, ya know, ups and downs,” said Giancola, think of her trials on the fan-favorite series. But she wouldn’t trade those tough times for the world: “I feel like all of the most awkward moments for me kind of made me who I am today, so I don’t have any regrets.”
But Cortese, on the other hand, was quite certain of her one and only remorse. She said, “My biggest regret is forgetting to put on underwear.”
Hear the Jersey Shore stars reminisce about their six seasons in the video, above.