Snooki's Nude Picture Scandal Is a Little Too Convenient

SnookiJust when it seemed Nicole Polizzi, aka Snooki, was settling down, some sexy new nude photos of the guidette have been leaked online. While she may not be out brawling in the bar with the rest of the Jersey Shore crew this weekend, she's got her own scandal brewing too. The question is who brewed it.

While there was initially some question as to if they were really her, Snooki's rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the photos were personal ones of Snooks taken before she was pregnant. In them, she's wearing a white robe in what appears to be a hotel room, but enough is left open to see ... well, enough. Her rep said they "were not meant for the public," and that, "It's a shame someone decided to leak them for obvious personal gain."

But was it for the obvious personal gain of Snooki and MTV?

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There's been more than a little buzz that a pregnant Snooki just won't be exciting enough to entertain the audience that's used to seeing her trip and pee all over herself. Can a sober mom-to-be really hang with the DTF crowd in any interesting way? People aren't so sure, and MTV is said to be a little nervous about the whole thing.

She's come a long way, and it's such a good thing for her and her baby in so many ways. She's given up tanning; she's ditched the STD-laden Jersey Shore house; and she's showing that she has the makings of a great mom. Good for her. It's just not so good for drawing ratings. Sadly (or not, depending on how you look at it) Snooki may be becoming a snore.

So hey why not drop some nude photos? Those are always good for some bad girl buzz. You have to admit that it's a pretty coincidentally timed occurrence, especially when her new show Snooki and JWOWW premieres next week.

It seems to be a blatant reminder that while she may be gearing up for motherhood, she's still Snooki underneath. Whether anyone cares to see what's underneath is an entirely different matter.

Do you think Snooki may have purposefully leaked these pictures?


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