Blame the cautionary tale of tanning mom. After Patricia Krentcil became Internet-famous as the only person in New Jersey more orange than Snooki, the Jersey Shore star may have taken a moment to reflect (and we don’t mean that in a reflect-more-UV-rays-onto-my-leathery-skin way). Whatever the reason, Snooki revealed this week that she’s forsaken the tanning bed, tweeting a photo Saturday of her pale new look.
Snooki, born (but rarely known as) Nicole Polizzi, appears to be ditching her reality-TV star persona and taking her new role of mom-to-be, with fiancé Jionni LaValle, rather seriously. E! News reports that Snooki hasn’t gone tanning since last August – before she was even pregnant. She’s replaced tanning sessions with Lamaze classes and even daily tracking. “I have three applications on my phone that takes you through your pregnancy,” she told E! “They tell me things like what to eat, what to expect at certain times, like cramps or swelling. “
Since she’s staying away from the ultraviolet light for now, perhaps it’s just a total coincidence that she’s hawking a line of tanning products creatively dubbed “Snooki by Nicole Polizzi.” Tellingly, her selection of bronzers and tanners allow your skin to feel “soft, smooth, and ready to party.” Though perhaps we’re too quick to judge: along with her line of beauty products, Snooki is a thrice-published author, after this week’s release of her novel Gorilla Beach. Maybe she’s decided to shelve the red Solo cup and would prefer to settle down with a mug of decaf Earl Grey.
Eh, probably not – after all, there’s another summer of Jersey Shore in the works. As the show prepares to film its sixth season, it’s likely the cast will have to come up with a new daily mission statement. “Gym, Lamaze, Laundry” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.