Effing Snooki, a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi from Jersey Shore, turns 24 today.
Born in Chile and adopted by Italian-American parents, the former high school cheerleader has gone on to achieve reality TV stardom and widespread popularity.
Well, at least the former. Say what you will about her (and we've said plenty), Snooki has become a household name, a brand and a lightning rod for controversy.
She goes hard. She gets it in. Her weight may exceed her IQ points (and she's 4'9" people). She blacks out and looks absolutely absurd. And we can't get enough of it.
Effing Snook. She is who she is. And she's 24 today.
Love or despise her, Snook's tribulations on Jersey Shore have been the target of vitriolic disdain while giving the show an air of authenticity and an odd appeal.
She's the Princess of F*%king Poughkeepsie, b!tch. She may not know what a continent is, but she's richer than all of us, and what else would we talk about?!
Wish her a happy birthday below and reminisce about some of her finest moments from Seasons 1-4 of Jersey Shore that we've posted after the jump: