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‘Jersey Shore’ Star Snooki Is A Mom Now And Her Daughter Looks Exactly Like Her

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

On December 3, 2009, a new MTV show aired that changed the course of reality television.

It was called Jersey Shore, and it followed eight housemates as they spent their summer in a beach house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

The housemates lived, worked, and partied together all summer long.

The cast members were mostly Italian Americans who described themselves as “guidos/guidettes.”

Over the course of the show’s five seasons, there were nine total housemates: Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, Samantha “Sweetheart” Giancola, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese, and Angelina Pivarnick.

The housemates became known for their ridiculous behavior, their drunken antics, and outrageous fights.

Now, five years after the show ended, some of the cast have truly grown up. Snooki, for one, is a married mom of two, and her daughter Giovanna looks exactly like her.

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was born on November 23, 1987, in Santiago, Chile.

When she was 6-months-old, she was adopted by Italian-American parents in the US.

When Snooki joined the Jersey Shore cast, she immediately became the breakout star.

People loved Snooki (and loved to hate Snooki) because of the way she acted on the show.

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Snooki ran into trouble with the law a few times during her stint on Jersey Shore, primarily for disorderly conduct.

Throughout the course of the show, Snooki spent her time looking for love, and by 2012 she’d met her future husband, Jionni LaValle.

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In March 2012, Snooki and Jionni got engaged. Later that year, Snooki gave birth to their first child, a son.

Lorenzo Dominic LaValle was born on August 26, 2012.

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Snooki immediately became a devoted mom. People wondered how the party girl would transition to motherhood, but she did it seamlessly.

Two years later, Snooki and Jionni welcomed their second child, a daughter.

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Giovanna Marie LaValle was born on September 26, 2014.

Now, Giovanna is 3 years old and looks more and more like her famous mom every single day.

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Snooki definitely recognizes the similarities between her appearance and her daughter’s appearance, and loves to share pictures of the two of them together.

She also regularly posts photos of herself at 3 years old side by side with her baby girl.

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Just take a look at these pictures! Giovanna could honestly be Snooki’s clone.

If you didn’t know these were two different people, you might think the photos featured the same little girl!

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It looks like Giovanna is growing up to be a little diva, just like her mom.

That said, look how gosh darn cute she is!

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Since her Jersey Shore days, Snooki has definitely matured a lot.

Today, Snooki is an exercise fanatic, a devoted mom, and an online entrepreneur with her own small business.

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