When "Jersey Shore" mainstays Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino aren't downing cocktails and getting rowdy in clubs on TV, they're red-carpet regulars at shindigs across the globe. However, on Friday night the duo hit up a star-packed event that even humbled the cheeky "Shore" residents: "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops."
The "Shore" stars were in the building to present at the armed-forces tribute at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, and told reporters that they were thrilled to lend their support to the show.
"I was actually honored to be here," The Situation said. "I have so much respect for our troops. I heard that there was a possible invite, and it was an honor just to be here." For Snooki, showing support for the troops is a cause close to her heart, as she has a family member who once served in the military.
"I'm actually really excited to be here. The fact that I was even invited to come — that's an honor. My uncle, he was a veteran and he died awhile ago," Snooki said. "Anything to give back to veterans, anything. That's really close to me. It's awesome." Supermodel Marisa Miller and soul songstress Brandy were also on hand to present at the event, which was hosted by flame-haired funnywoman Kathy Griffin. Pop and hip-hop vixens Katy Perry, Keri Hilson and Nicki Minaj rocked the stage. Music collectives Sugarland, Paramore and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals — who were joined by Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart — also churned out onstage awesomeness.
"VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" airs Sunday, December 5, on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET.