Although Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi retired her signature “poof” (the 2009 hairdo’ that helped skyrocket her to fame in MTV’s Jersey Shore) fans continue to copy the famous hairstyle — even Wendy Williams! The talk show host, who returned to TV on Monday after a holiday break, hit the stage with a voluminous poof in her hair. And just like that, the internet went wild.
Twitter users set the social media platform on fire with witty one liners that compared Wendy’s do’ to Snooki’s Jersey Shore look. Not even two hours after The Wendy Show aired on the east coast (where Snooki resides in New Jersey), the reality star noticed the chatter online.
“Wendy’s out here trying to look like Snooki today,” one Twitter user wrote, tagging Snooki and Wendy their the tweet. The Jersey Shore alum, who announced her departure from the show in 2019, simply replied with: “LOL”.
Meanwhile, Wendy, who’s known for her outspoken comments and reactions, has not addressed the buzz. While many critics found Wendy’s hair to be “out there” and “wild,” during the Jan. 5 episode, fans who watch her show know that she loves bold hairstyles. Additionally, she films nearly every live show in a different style wig.
The host brought back the poof nearly one year after Snooki did the same on Twitter in April 2019. She had Jersey Shore fans riled up when she participated in the viral “Flip the Switch” challenge set to Drake‘s “Nonstop” song on TikTok. The challenge requires social media users to create light-hearted videos, which include dancing, swapping clothes and acting silly — hence, Drake’s famous lyric, “I just flipped the switch.”
THE POOF pic.twitter.com/FxuUrn74kW
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) April 29, 2020
In her video, Snooki showed her normal, everyday look (she was dressed in tank top with her hair in a half-up, half-down ponytail) — before she transformed into her Jersey Shore look (which included her signature poof, plump lips and oversized sunglasses).