MTV’s hit show “Jersey Shore” is currently shooting its third season. Joining the show is Nicole “Snooker” Polizzi’s best friend Deena Nicole Cortese. The 23 year old has been best friends with Snooki for two years now. The new cast mate was announced at the meeting of the Television Critics Association. The second season of “Jersey Shore” recently broke records with 5.3 million viewers.
Deena has already experienced controversy when she said a racial slur in a MySpace video. When asked about the video, she says that she was only using the word as slang. She also issued an apology and said that she did not mean it to be offensive to anyone.
Deena doesn’t have a nickname yet, but describes herself as “class in a glass and party in a body.” She was added to the cast as Snooki’s partner in crime. The two have spent many nights clubbing together and met through mutual friends. They live in different cities but keep in touch on facebook and make time to hang out when they spend summers on the shore. Deena says that she likes everyone in the house and is looking forward to living with the cast. According to her, she is “looking to party.”