MTV was quick to point out that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has not announced a pregnancy or engagement at the moment. Yet insiders are saying for sure the reality star has both going on. Now people are openly wondering if that will end the Snooki era?
Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, a leading PR agency, told the Huffington Post,
“I think Snooki’s brand will be negatively affected by her recent pregnancy and news that she is considering marriage. I don’t think her brand is diverse or developed enough to be a reputable source for a product or service and certainly not in the Mommy space. Having supporters and fans doesn’t translate into making money from them and I think Snooki’s association as the Snooki of the ‘Jersey Shore’ can’t change.”
Cooper Lawrence, author of “The Cult of Celebrity,” agrees.
“For most of her audience, it will absolutely end her brand. If you think about all of the jokes made at her expense, it’s all about partying, indiscriminate sexual encounters, humping plants, fighting in bars. She’s known for being an irresponsible party girl. It’s a very ‘single, drunk in the city’ image. Motherhood does not and frankly should not fit into that image.”
Not everyone is in unison on this one though.
Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” insisted,
“To me, she’s always seemed like a modern-day Lucille Ball and the reason why Snooki has resonated with so many people is because she’s relatable. Just as she’s showed millions of people how fun it can be to in your 20s, she can now show how fantastic it can be to start a family. Children’s books, baby and infant clothing, weight loss after pregnancy — there are limitless options. If done correctly, I think this will give her brand even more longevity.”
Do you think that Snooki will be negatively effected by her pregnancy and marriage?