When we first heard grumblings of this rumor a few weeks ago we chose to ignore it because, quite frankly, we weren't really sure we wanted to claim any of the cast members of Jersey Shore! But whispers have turned to shouts and yesterday Jenni "JWOWW" Farley paid a little visit to Fox's Strategy Room to set the record straight.
Apparently, Farley, 21, is half-Irish and half-Spanish, while her pint-sized side kick Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, 21, was adopted by an Italian family but is actually 100% percent Chilean.
Season one of Jersey Shore had Italian-American groups up in arms about the negative and stereotypical portrayal of the cast as "guidettes" and "juice heads"—terminology that the cast not only embraced, but also used to describe themselves. Season two may take the Jersey Shore cast to Miami Beach—perhaps JWoWW and Snooki will take the opportunity to embrace their Latina heritage?
So tell us: Do you watch Jersey Shore? Are you psyched or embarrassed that JWOWW and Snooki are Latinas?