Maybe it’s the way her French manicure cringingly clashes with the tanned-to-a-tangerine hues in her olive skin. Perhaps her volatile romance with castmate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro leaves more than just a sour taste in the mouths of reality fans.
Whatever the reason, the offers for lucrative endorsement deals just aren’t rolling in for Jersey Shore “guidette” Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, 22.
It’s been a year since the cast of MTV’s wildly-successful docu-smash first fist-pumped their way to fame, and while her co-stars are raking in megabucks through appearances and book and endorsement deals, Sammi remains the only Shorer who would likely host your next birthday party in exchange for a Hot Pocket and a tube of Wet ‘N Wild lip gloss.
Of course, Sammi recently launched her Celebrity Fast Card; users fork over $2.99 to receive a videotaped message from the reality personality. Aside from that, Sammi “has nothing going on,” an insider tells Life & Style Weekly.
“She’s not thinking about anything long-term right now,” the loose-lipped source adds. “She’s going to be in trouble once the show loses steam and she’s no longer in demand!”
Here’s a look at what the rest of the veteran Shore stars are doing when the cameras aren’t rolling:
-Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: In addition to her new book - A Shore Thing - Snooki has landed endorsement deals for pistachios, a cookie-based weight-loss diet, and a Snooki line of slippers. She also has a spinoff series in the pipeline. The proposed show, titled Woww, Snook at Us, will also star Shore star Jenni “J-Woww” Farley. Want Snooki to come to your party? It could cost you up to $25,000.
-Jenni “J-Woww” Farley: She’ll release the dating guide The Rules According to J-Woww in February.
-Vinny Guadagnino: Bitten by the acting bug, this former law student recently shot a part on the MTV comedy The Hard Times of RJ Berger and is taking drama classes.
-Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino: The Sitch — who was an unemployed waiter/trainer before finding fame on the tube — earned $5 million last year. He’s raking in the dough with endorsements for Vitaminwater, Reebox, and a new chewable diet supplement. Mike also struck gold with his hit fitness DVD, The Situation Workout. He can command up to $50,000 per appearance.
-Pauly D: In December, MTV announced that Paul will become the first Shore castmate to land a deal for his one JS spinoff.
-Ronnie Ortiz-Magro: Ronnie gets paid to endorse the supple Xenadrine and pockets about $10,000 per appearance.