(NEW YORK) — After three years and six seasons on MTV, Jersey Shore ends its run Thursday night.
The show made household names of Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Deena Cortese, Vinny Guadagnino and others. Their adventures often included alcohol and/or sex.
However, Cortese, a member of the cast since season three, says she’s matured during her stint on the series.
She tells ABC News Radio, “There are some things I did first season that I would never do now. You know, like forgetting to wear like underwear to the club was stupid. I was so drunk that I forgot, like now I would never do that.”
Cortese’s favorite memories on the show involve her pal Snooki.
She says, “My ultimate highlight was probably my meatball days with Nicole, ’cause those always were fun, and you know, never dramatic. It was just like me and Nicole having a really genuinely good time together.”
The series finale airs at 10 p.m., followed by a reunion special an hour later.
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