Deena Nicole Cortese has admitted that she initially clashed with her castmate Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola.
During an interview with TV Guide, the reality star was questioned as to whether she quarreled with any of the MTV reality series’s cast.
“In the beginning I did, especially the first night, because I think when I came in with [Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi], Sammi didn’t really know what to think about me,” she said. “I think she was a little thrown off and thought, ‘OK, well she’s coming in with Snooki, so that means she’s completely against me’. [There] was a lot of tension.”
Despite an initial altercation with Giancola, Cortese affirmed that it didn’t take her long to fit in with the rest of her Jersey Shore co-stars.
She explained: “I was a little nervous, but I had a clear mind. I wanted to try to get to know everyone and I was excited. Snooks filled me in on certain stuff about other people, and even though Snooks didn’t like certain people, I said I was going to still go in and try to get to know everyone and still be myself. I came in, and they really opened their lives to me and it was awesome.”
Jersey Shore returns tonight at 10pm ET/9pm CT on MTV.