Are the Self-Proclaimed 'Jersey Shore' Guidettes Actually Latina?

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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?

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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