Snooki shows off her weight loss at a Self event: has she gone too far?


These are photos of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley last weekend at a Self magazine party. I have no earthly idea if their joint reality show is still airing on MTV because I have (very proudly) kicked the “Jersey Shore” habit. And I’d very much appreciate it if all of you promptly forgot that I ever watched that show … ever. Thanks in advance.

Anyway (and this was for work), I covered Snooki’s post-baby selfies three months ago when people were so very concerned about Snicker’s alleged lettuce, egg whites, and booze diet. At the time, I rationalized that Snooki had probably been breast feeding little Lorenzo, so that may have helped her lose weight. About a month prior in April, Snooki also took the cover of Us Weekly with her 42 pound weight loss, and I’d been fairly comfortable with the assertion that a 102 pound weigh in was not too little for a 4’9″ frame like Snooki’s. However, I am beginning to grow concerned with Ms. Snooki’s frame in these photos from just a few days ago. In fact, things are growing so extreme that I can’t even bother to critique the poor fashion displays by Snooks and J-Woww.


Just for reference’s sake, here are a few photos of Snooki in late 2011 before she became preggers with baby Lorenzo.



These days, even Snooki’s face is looking very thin and different than her former self. Her new veneers don’t help matter either. I’m actually worried about Nicole in these photos. She’s already confessed to having an eating disorder, so I think it’s time to slow the weight loss.



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. LibsW says:

    I’m not sure what’s alarming me most – the weight loss, the Miley Cyrus teeth, the face that’s several shades lighter than her body, the questionable fashion…I’ll say something nice – I kinda like her shoes though if I wore them I’d probably manage to shred my own shins with them.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Exactly. I’ll never understand why celebs/z listers get these massive veneers that are too white and too big for their mouths.
      Body-wise she doesn’t look emaciated or unwell but yes, given that she has a history, she does need to be careful.

      • YoungHeartOldSoulNewView says:

        Ahhh I knew something was off, it’s the teeth!

        I honestly think she looks great weight-wise (baked skin and claw nails aside, love the hair though), only because her height makes her weight seem proportional. However if she has confessed to an eating disorder then I really hope that is not the cause of her current figure and I hope her husband (or is he still fiance?) or even J-Woww is looking out for her.

        SN: J-Woww’s wearing a $15 dress from! I feel both pleased at her bargain shopping, and relieved that I did not purchase that same dress because it is looking a wee bit cheap

      • Abra says:

        Horse teeth. They’re huge.

    • Grumpycat says:

      What the f is up with the huge teeth phenomenon among celebs?
      They look so stupid! She looks weird with these teeth. I am so distracted by big fake teeth its hard to even pay attention to her shrinking orange body.

    • anoninternettroll says:

      no. she looks great. 100 percent on the weird foundation. though i think the flash makes her look washed out.

      • Nina W says:

        Her makeup looks awful and they make make-up for powerful flashes so she just needs to figure it out for her skin tone or whatever. Her styling is terrible.

  2. MrsB says:

    Her body doesn’t look too thin to me. But her face…I don’t even know. Is it possible she had plastic surgery?

    • FLORC says:

      You bet she did! She had the works. The new teeth freak me out the most. Rule of thumb about teeth. They should never be whiter than the whites of your eyes. Anymore and they look weird.

      Her weight loss looks ok. It could have been achieved from just cutting out booze and mild resistance training. Alcohol has so many calories that go straight to fat.

      • MrsB says:

        Yes her teeth are bizarre looking, and also something about her eye/eyebrow area doesn’t look right. It looks pulled and tight. I think that is contributing to her weird look rather than weight loss.

      • Dutch says:

        And her cheekbones were not near as prominent before. I’m saying implants there. That combined with the teeth really have distorted her face.

      • Lucy says:

        The closeup of her face resembles lil Kim

      • the artful dodger says:

        She didnt have surgery. She is of Peruvian descent and those cheeks/jaw line are classic traits of the indigenous people of that country. When they gain weight or lose weight it really shows in the face, especially the cheek area. Who knew my anthropology degree would come in handy one day. Three cheers for forensic osteology.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        When you lose weight, you lose weight everywhere, even your face. Where’s the mystery?

      • jwoolman says:

        She actually was thin in her younger days, the extra probably did come from the booze as you say. She doesn’t look skeletal to me and in proportion, so this might be her actual normal.

    • deehunny says:

      I was looking very closely to see if she had some work done (I first thought nose job) but I don’t think she did. She just had a chubbier face. The veneers are a different story, of course.

  3. Celeste says:

    I read that she has a trainer now. And since she’s not partying now, she’s also drinking less calories.
    It seems to me that she’s growing up. And growing out of her overindulgant lifestyle/body.
    Good for her.

    • Barhey says:

      I saw pictures on her instagram and she does Crossfit. That is definitely not an exercise regime you can carry out while starving yourself. In tank tops her biceps are popping out. I just think she lowered her body fat % a lot and in clothes she looks very slender.

  4. Gabriella says:

    She has completely morphed into a bobblehead cartoon! I bet she would lose even more weight if she gave up on the wig and the layers and layers of foundation.

  5. Micki says:

    She doesn’t look “sickly” thin so I’ll say she looks just fine.
    Her fashion sense in another matter althogether.

    • OhMyMy says:


      I’m from a tiny family, I’m 4’8″ myself and I’m the big one in the family. She looks okay to me (if I try to ignore her outfits).

      She is looking a little bit like Tila Tequila though.

      • Micki says:

        Tila Tequila- yes, she does, now that you mention it. I think it’s the make up but Tequila has more baby doll face.

        I didn’t quite get how long has Snooki needed to get to this body?

    • yeah, I don’t think she looks too bad. the teeth are killing me though

  6. Maritza says:

    That hair color on her is awful and her teeth look so fake but at least she has kept the weight off.

  7. Lucybelle says:

    What the hell is up with those chompers? Seriously! They don’t even look like individual teeth, just one solid bar of plastic. Like Barbie or a Disney cartoon. What dentist thought this looks ok?

    • Macey says:

      I was just going to post the same thing about her teeth. I wonder if they’re really veneers or just those snap on teeth covers? Ive seen those advertise on TV, its one piece that goes over your regular teeth. You can tell they’re all connected like those flippers the kids in pageants wear.
      As far as her body, I dont think she looks too skinny right now but she only about 5 lbs away from that.

      I dont watch JS or any realty shows for that matter but for some reason she never bothered like some of them do. There’s something oddly likable about her but I’m not sure what it is.

      • jwoolman says:

        She’s likeable because she’s honest, including when she messes up. I think she’s pretty well grounded thanks to her family, especially her dad. She also was a very much wanted child (adopted in infancy) and a lot of unconditional love from both parents seems to make for pretty strong adults. She’s probably done with her crazy phase.

    • Hakura says:

      Re: Teeth – Whoever did the job for her teeth, be it veneers or a flipper, did an awful job.

      All my top front teeth had to be pulled & replaced (I had a natural lack of enamel, so there was nothing protecting them) w/a bridge. The bridge is all one piece, but the makers did an excellent job creating the illusion that they were separate (natural) teeth.

      You’d think, because she probably has a decent amount of money (by we peasant’s standards, anyway) that she could find a competent dentist. Same goes for celebs who get terrible plastic surgery, even though they can more than afford a decent surgeon.

      It just boggles the mind.

  8. Mercy says:

    ima pray for her

  9. Dawn says:

    She looks foolish with the teeth and the hair and the makeup.

  10. Jess says:

    Her face is looking very weird, but considering she’s a tiny little thing I think she looks to be a healthy weight. When you’re that short even a few pounds lost or gained is really noticeable, so it’s likely she hasn’t even lost much weight.

  11. Mimi says:

    I’am only a couple inches taller than Snooki. I can tell you from experience that gaining just 5 lbs really shows up on a short person. The same goes with losing weight. It is just very noticeable on petite people. She looks in my opinion to be at a much healthier weight. She was a bit overweight before. I’am at 94 lbs, and my doctor says that is perfectly healthy. Just saying…

    • Hakura says:

      @Mimi – I agree, & feel your pain. I’m 5’1, myself. I actually even fluctuate 3-5lbs every day or so. But even such a small amount shows pretty immediately.

      Something else I noticed when I saw these pics was just how *tiny* her wrists & ankles are. She has a naturally tiny frame, & carrying all that extra weight around on it had to be a major strain (physically *&* mentally).

  12. Barrett says:

    She looked good in the old photos. She looks gaunt in the face but the teeth make her new appearance too pronounced. I keep thinking they are teeth you put in at Halloween and when she does a full smile fangs may appear and she will say she is count Dracula!

  13. sarah says:

    Her body looks fine to me. Her face though is going to give me nightmares.

  14. Lucy2 says:

    Her body looks good, but wtf is going on with her face?!? It looks frozen and plastic, her new teeth are weird, and she just looks…off.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I think she looks terrible. She looked a million times better before IMO.

  15. Laura says:

    I’m sensing I’m the only one who LOVES her hair colour, am I right? I have always loved red hair, even the extreme shades like her’s is now.

  16. Eleonor says:

    Those veneers are awful.

  17. Chell says:

    I think she looks fit & toned, however her face looks like an alien! It truly makes me sad when people mess with their faces. And those teeth~ all I can think of is the big bad wold dressed up as the grandma in “Little Red Riding Hood”! YIKES!

  18. Nicolette says:

    IDK what’s worse, the teeth or the orange tan.

  19. Sirsnarksalot says:

    MTV has rented a house just outside of Seaside for the next two months to film yet another installment of their reality shows. Apparently it’s showing Snooki raising her baby? The people in the area were really hard hit by Sandy and more than a few if the area residents think its a little insensitive to be back filming while people are still trying to get their homes and lives back together. I wish these people would fade away already.

  20. Dizzybenny says:

    she went from looking like an orange potato to a carrot 🙂

  21. Lucrezia says:

    Wow, I’m shocked that she managed to change her body shape that much.

    In old bikini shots she had an extremely curvy body but a relatively flat stomach, so I thought she was pretty much stuck with large thighs, breasts and upper arms.

    • Joanna says:

      Yeah, I’m surprised too. Wonder if she misses her tatas? When I lost weight, my boobs went down and I missed the big boobies.

  22. Suckmyfarts says:

    How come everything someone changes their lifestyle in a healthier way, they are questioned/accused of an eating disorder?
    EVERYONE should try to eat better & exercise!!! Ask your physician!! They will always recommended it! I know it’s not for everyone & life can get in the way but this is called a healthy lifestyle. I know this site is called celebitchy but damn! I feel like every post or story is always SO negative. I almost feel like I can’t check this site out anymore b/c of it!
    I’m not a huge Snookie fan but she’s changed her life for the better.
    Everyone said she was going to be a terrible mother, ect! She clearly has done a 180 w/ herself. But now she is accused of extreme dieting, ect.
    I’ve checked out her Instagram & she’s constantly posting gym pics & her little muscles lol she’s doing what most people should be!

    **before people attack me for saying “I can’t afford a trainer like her….blah blah blah” I can’t either! But I still hit the gym, take the stairs, park farther than the first spot I see & I don’t eat fast food! But hey maybe I have an ED too! Because anyone who is determined is really just obsessed right?

    • cloud&feather says:

      I was under the impression that Snookie *herself* said she had an eating disorder:

      “I would only eat a cracker or a cucumber a day and I would feel full,” the Jersey Shore star says.” -from Us Magazine

      She also said she had an eating disorder in high school.

      • Suckmyfarts says:

        Yea like 8 yrs ago in high school. People who have ED usually don’t hire a trainer to help them. They take their weight loss into their own hands, purging, laxatives, ect.
        I just think accusing someone of extremes when they are clearly improving themselves is rude!
        I think people need to leave everyone’s weight alone! Nobody wants to be called fat, even though over 50% of the US is obese! It’s the same thing!

      • cloud&feather says:

        @Suck, since I can’t reply directly to you…

        Can I assume this has happened to you in some form? Tried to improve yourself and someone thought it was “extreme?” I’m really just curious.

        To be bothered over this orange gal and what she herself has admitted…

      • Suckmyfarts says:

        In some ways, yes! I’ve been accused of extremes just b/c I have a constant gym regimen. But I also just see it everyday. People are never encouraging others when it comes to health & fitness. It’s always “they’re obsessived w/ dieting!” Or some nonsense!
        Snookie isn’t a bad person. I don’t consider her a celeb either. I think she’s just a normal girl in the spot light trying to grow up & better herself. I can’t knock her for trying to extend her 15 mins of fame to avoid the boring 9-5.
        I mean she’s working! She not living off the govt like a lot of younger moms!
        I just feel like people are quick to bash people for the wrong things sometimes. It’s not fair, I’ve felt it!

    • Lucybelle says:

      “Yea like 8 yrs ago in high school.”
      My sister has struggled with bulimia since she was 15. She’ll be 35 in the fall.
      I’m not saying Snooki definitely does still have or again has an ED, it sounds like she had anorexia in the past and to me her body does not look like one of a person that is anorexic. I’m just saying that just because it was “8 years ago in high school” doesn’t mean she is fully recovered. I hope for her and her family’s sake she is.

      • cloud&feather says:

        @ Suck: Thanks for sharing! Sorry you had to go through that. I was always told “hurt people hurt people.” As in, people who are hurting try to hurt others.

        Sorry whoever said that couldn’t just be happy for you!

        @Lucybelle: I agree. Recovery can take a long time. Especially if you don’t even realize what you’re doing to yourself.

        I fell in the latter part for a couple of years (exercising way too much, thought it was normal, etc.), so I know.

      • Suckmyfarts says:

        Yes I understand most many never recover from ED’s but high school pressure is a little different. I am not trying to sound insensitive to any type of ED. I get the feeling it was more peer pressure than a full blown ED. She certainly didn’t have those issues on Jersey Shore on any episode I caught.

    • Nina W says:

      Eating disorders usually don’t just go away. People with eating issues can struggle throughout their lives with them. The fact that you didn’t see it on JS is meaningless as it is often secretive behavior. She seems healthy to me, I don’t like her styling or veneers but I sincerely hope she has her eating issues under control.

  23. Skins says:

    I used to thinks Snooks was kind of hot, but now with the ridiculous teeth she looks like a freak.

  24. JL says:

    Her weight looks fine, she’s little.

    Now the face work is making her look older than me….

  25. GeeMoney says:

    She looks ridiculous. Her hair looks bad, her face looks bad, she looks very thin and that outfit… yeesh. Motherhood has not been kind to her so far…

  26. Quinn says:

    Why are we still seeing these people???

  27. Yelly says:

    She’s 4’9″, I think she’s a good size. But those teeth, omg.

  28. Alexis says:

    Looks like she went to Kerry Washington’s plastic surgeon

  29. Amanda_SB says:

    I think her weight looks fine. She looks toned and healthy, but I have to agree about her face and teeth. Something is off besides the Veneers/Lumineers. I don’t know what she’s done but I think her cheekbones are far more prominent than they would be just by losing weight. You can tell in the old photos she does have high cheekbones, but it looks like she’s had filler or some other type of injection in that area. Something is definitely off. I also agree with what others have said. I’m short and petite, too. 5-10 lbs. +/- can slightly alter my appearance, especially in the face, but I think there is more to it. I look at pictures of me years ago when I gained 40 lbs. during my pregnancy and then I look at photos of me after I lost the weight and there wasn’t that drastic of a difference. I still looked like the same person; just bloated and heavier. J Woww has made no secret of her love of “the needle” or plastic surgery, so it wouldn’t surprise me if Snooki had done something, too. I hate to see it though. They’re both too young.

  30. bagladey says:

    She looks creepy now IMO with those teeth and those cheekbones – not attractive at all. Her current weight looks fine but she shouldn’t lose any more.

  31. Mayday says:

    she really doesn’t look overly thin. she’s also very, very short.

    Her face looks weird, I think she got work done on her chin and those damn veneers dont help.

    She’s annoying but I always thought she was kinda cute when she wasn’t fighting, getting sick from drinking or passing out

  32. Stef Leppard says:

    Holy orange!! And her chest, face, and arms are all different colors! Eek!

    She doesn’t look too thin to me. I think her body looks nice (the shape of it, not the color).

  33. Abby says:

    For how little she is, I think her weight looks fine. She’s done a lot to her face though!

  34. pao la says:

    She definetely looks like a vampire now. Those fake teeth look so wrong and they changed her face as well. She was never a good looking girl but now she’s even worse in my opinion

  35. RHONYC says:

    from the little that i have seen of her in the past, it seems the fiery, saucy persona that made her famous has disappeared since her trim down.
    if she’s happy, then good for her. 😉

  36. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    I’m sorry she and her collection of cretins made a small mint acting like imbeciles; Her “new” face is awful, and how is she even relevant; I guess getting a real job and becoming part of the real world are out of the question now that you’ve basked in “reality show stardom.”

  37. user00005 says:

    The dentist who placed those dental caps in her mouth should be eliminated from the island. Her smile-line looks atrocious. It is an overbite like no other, it is so obvious that set of crowns are way too big for her mouth, jaw and chin.

    Her mouth is a sin. Get those under control and she’ll look fine. She is nowhere near ‘too thin’.

  38. fabgrrl says:

    I think her body looks fine, really good in fact. Thin, but still has some nice curve in her legs and torso. But her face looks weird. I think she is an tiny person with a regular sized head, so her choices are size up her body to match her head, or have a too large head.

  39. Dhavynia says:

    Hair is too big and it makes her look thinner IMO

    now she just looks like a thinner Garfield

  40. Joanna says:

    I think Snooki looks fine, not too thin. When people are used to seeing you heavier, they will sometimes say you are too thin. I got down to 150 and my mom was telling me I was too skinny. But my BMI was normal, not underweight. I think she was just used to seeing me with more weight. Snooki has a tiny frame, now she is where she should be for weight. I thin k she should just maintain and not lose more. She still has some fat covering, not like if you look at Madonna, all gristle.

    p.s. did jwoww stop tanning? I’ve never seen her this pale. That’s good!

  41. Monika says:

    She is not too thin right now, but her face looks weird

  42. HalfricanQueen says:

    I think a general rule should be ‘if you get to skinny for your own teeth to fit in your head, eat something’

  43. Mew says:

    She really should reconsider the shades of her face and body. Whatever color they must be, could she at least go through the trouble of matching them? Just pls?

  44. Vanessa says:

    her body’s not so bad…it’s her face that is busted.

  45. Jackstar says:

    I am NOT a fan of anything MTV but I think she looks great! Sure, she is a bit scary looking but as far as weight goes she looks healthy. She doesn’t look bony and sick like alot of women in the spot light these days.

  46. Stubbylove says:

    Just depressing – I like my Snooki drunk and falling over in leopard print – she just a boring Hollywood carbon-copy now. Sux.

    • Zelly says:

      I kinda agree there but she’s a mom now and you can’t be acting a fool like that when you need to be an example for your child.

      • Stubbylove says:

        Fully understand Zelly – the comment was 99% sarcastic. In terms her current perceived “guilty pleasure” marketability, good ‘ol Snooki has had her moment – now she’s just a mom – with crazy veneers and massive plastic surgery.

  47. Lisa says:

    Underweight for Snookie would be 86 and under, and she is nowhere near that. You would be able to tell. Her teeth are ridiculous.

  48. pantalones en fuego says:

    I agree with above comments about how her teeth are ridiculous. Can we talk about how much Botox Jwoww has had though? I didn’t even know that was her at first.

  49. Andrea says:

    Her face shape looks strange at this weight. Probably has a lot to do with the teeth.

  50. Meg says:

    why does it look like her head isn’t attached to her body in these pics? it doesn’t help that her face is a different color than the rest of her body, maybe she’s sticking her head out too much or her head is just that much bigger than her body

  51. Isa says:

    She looks like she hasn’t lost any more weight to me. She showed off her weight loss months ago and she looks the same to me.

  52. Zelly says:

    I think she looks gorgeous say for the teeth. I’m not even a snooki fan but I see her and go “wow”, why? because she worked really hard to get that weight off and she looks great. Her weight is good given her size I just hope she doesn’t keep trying to lose more. I WISH she went with a different option for the teeth though, EVERYONE who has those kind of teeth look ridiculous.

  53. Holden says:

    Poor girl can’t win if she’s thin or thick.

  54. Sonia says:

    I think it’s her chin too. Plus those teeth.

  55. Mia says:

    I don’t think she’s too skinny. She’s only 4’8 to 4’9 and the BMI (which is admittedly a suspect and imperfect way to gauge an appropriate height and weight balance but whatever) lowest healthy weight range for her is 85 to 88. I think think she looks good for her height. Those 20 lb s could have been too much for her. At my height range 5’1-5’2, I’ve been in the 120’s to 105. I like being in the lower weight range better. I don’t blame her.

    But as usual, there is no excuse for her “style”. Good god, do these b*tches get dressed in the cast offs of tacky Vegas prostitutes from the 80’s?

  56. Haolebunny says:

    Did she have a breast reduction? The before and after are a measurable difference in the boobs!

  57. Steph says:

    She’s all eyes and cheekbones now, isn’t she?

  58. homegrrl says:

    did she go to lil kim’s plastic surgeon?

  59. lisa says:

    she’s not underweight at all but those budget choppers throw the whole look way off

  60. jenny piccolo says:

    Now her looks match her personality. They’re both terrible.

  61. NEENAZEE says:

    Is there even a question?? It’s not the weight loss that’s over-the-top… it’s the fake tan, the fake hair, the fake teeth, the fake eyelashes, the fake…

  62. hownowbrowncow says:

    The skinnier she gets the uglier she looks.

  63. Madison says:

    I worked with a dentist for a few years, who did a lot if “cosmetic dentistry”. I am appalled at the horrible veneers that were put on Snooki’s mouth. They are to large, and to white.
    This is exactly an unnatural look that my boss would have shuttered at! They look like she struggles to close her mouth!!!

  64. Pandy says:

    Who cares?

  65. Ryan says:

    She looks fit, not bony. I’m not concerned.