‘Jersey Shore’ Adds Deena Nicole Cortese To The Cast

New Jersey native is a longtime friend of Snooki's.

There’s a new guidette in the house, and she’s ready to party.

On Friday (August 6), MTV announced that New Jersey native Deena Nicole Cortese has joined the cast of “Jersey Shore.” A longtime friend of show favorite Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Cortese is currently shooting with the rest of the crew in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.

She joins the original castmembers, which includes Snooki, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Ronnie Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Paul “DJ Pauly D” Del Vecchio and Vinny Guadagnino. The Cortese news was revealed at the Friday meeting of the Television Critics Association.

Cortese, 23, describes herself as “class in a glass and party in a body.” (There’s no word on whether she, too, has a Snooki-esque nickname.) If possible, she plans to bring even more partying to the hit series. “I bring a lot of energy into the house,” she told The Associated Press. “I party.”

The second season of the reality series premiered last week to a record-breaking 5.3 million viewers. The eight housemates are shot season two in Miami, heating up the Florida club scene and creating at-home drama.

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Don’t miss “Jersey Shore” every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.