Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Was "Terrified" to Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi probably isn't alone. 

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The former Jersey Shore star spoke to People all about her stint on The New Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Just the whole experience for me was just out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I was really nervous.”

This show is something very different for Snooki but we are just as excited as she is to see her in a new light. 

“I’m just excited for people to see me not drunk,” she said laughing. “I feel like everyone is used to seeing me drunk and now they’re going to kind of meet who I am today, which is a mom… I just want people to know what my life is like now, but also, I did this show to kind of challenge myself.”

Snooki was a huge fan of Schwarzenegger before she was on the show so it's no wonder that she was nervous to meet him. 

“[My] first impression was I was terrified to meet him because I’ve been such a fan of him,” she said. “It’s kind of being like starstruck but then he’s the terminator, so he might kill me. It’s all of those emotions together.”

Even though the 69-year-old actor was super serious in the boardroom, behind the scenes he had a special nickname for Snooki. 

“Right when I met him, he called me his Danny DeVito,” she remembered. “In the boardroom he was very serious and down to business… but then off set he would say, ‘Bye guys,’ and just be so nice and chill and leave in his pajamas.”

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We can't wait to see more of Snooki and the other stars on the show when The New Celebrity Apprentice premieres January 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. on NBC. 

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