[url id="http://www.mtv.com/shows/jersey_shore/series.jhtml"]"Jersey Shore"[/url] star Nicole Polizzi is better known as Snooki these days, but back in high school the MTV reality darling was a bit of a tomboy. And on the latest "When I Was 17," the TV star admitted that she had one dangerous and scary incident while four-wheeling.
"So growing up [I was] very into, like, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, snowboarding," Snooki recalled in this week's episode, which also features "Dawson's Creek" star James Van Der Beek and N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams.
It seemed that her love of four-wheeling got her into a little bit of trouble. "So one day, I was 17, and my girl came over and we decided to go four-wheeling," she said. "So me and her are driving on the road and I pass this really hot senior's house. He's outside watering his plants with his shirt off."
This obviously caught Snooki's attention. Her pal Stephanie added, "It was this guy that we all thought was gorgeous and, of course, Nicole got distracted."
"I turned my head," Snooki further explained about the incident. "And I noticed that I'm going into this bank [at] 20 miles per hour [and] ran into the bank. The four-wheeler tumbled three times. My girlfriend jumped off [and] skinned her knee. You could see her knee bone and I got stuck under the four-wheeler. I couldn't move anything just because I looked at this boy because his shirt was off."
"When I Was 17" — this week featuring Snooki, James Van Der Beek and Pharrell Williams — airs Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV.