August 31, 2011 12:47pm PT by THR Staff
Snooki Sets Record Straight on 'Dancing With the Stars' Reports (Video)
Despite rampant Internet reports that Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi would be featured on Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars, the pint-sized guidette was not named as one of the 12 new contestants during ABC’s Monday reveal.
“There were all the rumors and stuff saying ‘Snooki will be on Dancing With the Stars’ but the never asked me,” she explained to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Tuesday, Aug. 30.
When questioned by the host about how she would have responded to a hypothetical offer, Snooki was quick to cite timing as an issue.
“No, not now. In the future,” she said. “I feel like I’m too busy to do it because I have all my products coming out, but obviously in the future I definitely want to dance.”
While promoting her new perfume, slipper line and of course, her MTV reality show, Snooki came to set bearing gifts. Both Leno and musical guest Jeff Bridges walked away with purple footwear and rhinestone-covered sunglasses. Watch both segments of Snooki’s appearance below.
Should Snooki appear on a future season of DWTS, she would be following in the ill-fated footsteps of castmate Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who appeared on Season 11 and was the fourth contestant eliminated. The dance competition series returns to ABC on Sept. 19.