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Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on Oct 26, 2012

Deena Cortese From "Jersey Shore" On Gay Marriage, Being Arrested, And Her Biggest Regret From The Show

"I woke up so drunk that morning and went out and just kept drinking. I wanted to have a meatball day." — Deena on her arrest last summer

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Deena Cortese is one of the eight lucky cast members of a show that first took the world by storm in 2009: Jersey Shore. Now that the show is in its final season, Deena spoke to BuzzFeed by phone about her plans are next, and more importantly, which one of her cast-mates she would kill.

What are your plans for when the Jersey Shore is over?

Right now I'm working on a hair product called "Wisper," and I'm also working on a clothing line, it's called "Short Couture." It's going to be for girls, skinny and heavy, with tight skirts, but also flowy so you can wear a belt. I want it to be for everyone. I'm also working on doing voice overs for cartoons. I haven't tried out for any yet, but I'm doing voice lessons and stuff to prepare myself for auditions.

Former Jersey Shore cast member Angelina recently made some comments about gay marriage, what do you think about what she said?

I just feel like everyone has the right to have their own opinions, and I'm in no place to judge anybody else. I'm for gay marriage, and I think everyone should be be to do whatever they want. But I'm not going to bash the girl for having an opinion.

In last week's episode we saw you getting arrested. What do you think about that day now and what was your punishment?

I ended up getting a $100 fine for not using the sidewalk. At the end of the day, it was actually a really fun day. Should I have been walking in traffic? No, because I could have hurt myself or someone else. At the end of the day the cops were just trying to save me from hurting myself, but I wasn't really hurting anyone I was just having a good time. I woke up so drunk that morning and went out and just kept drinking and I wanted to have a meatball day* and no one else was doing that, but I just wanted to have fun that day.


Deena on her "meatball day."

Have you met Snooki's baby, Lorenzo?

I did, he's so cute and so little and Gionni and Nicole are great parents, it makes me excited for my future.

What's your biggest regret about the show?

My biggest regret was probably not wearing underwear.

Who would you shag, marry and kill between Vinny, Pauly D. and Mike?

What does shag mean? Like kiss?

Like, hook up.

Hmm, okay. I guess marry Vinny, aw I feel bad killing Mike though because I like Mike now. Maybe I'll marry Mike. No... I honestly can't friggen shag, marry, kill anyone! But if I had to, I feel bad killing Mike but, I'd probably kill Mike. Actually, I don't know! Ok, fine, I'll marry Vinny, I'll shag Pauly and I'll kill Mike.

Cats or dogs?

Cats. I love dogs also, but I love my little cats.

Would you do another reality show, if you had the chance?

It really depends on what type. The whole filming without a cell phone and no communication, probably not. That was really hard on me last season, especially with all my anxiety and stuff. But something like The Real Housewives I would do.

*Meatball day: A day of drinking, fun and dancing. I think.

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