Snooki of 'Jersey Shore,' victim of nude photo scandal
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi is the latest celebrity to be targeted in a nude photo scandal.
Racy photos of the "Jersey Shore" star hit the web recently, showing her in various stages of undress and in one photos, she appears to be nude. The actress has yet to comment on the shots, which appeared on sites like the Egotastic.
"Clearly these are old and personal photos that were not meant for the public," Snooki's rep told E! News. "It's a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain."
In the photos, the reality star is holding a cell phone at a mirror and appears to be staying in a hotel room, with a room service tray visible in the background. It is unknown when Snooki took the photos or how they were obtained by media outlets.
Snooki is currently expecting her first child with fiance Jionni LaValle. She revealed in May that she would be having a baby boy and shared a photo of her growing baby bump. Snooki announced her pregnancy and engagement to boyfriend Jionni LaValle in March.
The 24-year-old reality star will soon appear with her "Jersey Shore" co-star Jenni "JWoww" Farley in their reality spin-off called "Snooki & JWoww."MTV announced on March 19 that it has picked up "Jersey Shore" for a sixth season and that all the cast members will return. The new season will film in the show's original location of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
It is unclear whether Polizzi would be living in the house with her fellow cast members. JWoww and Snooki are not the first cast members to get their own spin-off. Co-star Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio debuted his show, "The Pauly D Project," in late March.
"Snooki & JWoww" premieres on June 21 at 10 p.m. on MTV. Check out the preview for the show below.