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Snooki: 'Why did I wake up in a garbage can?'

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi regrets her hard-partying ways.

On Wednesday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show," the "Jersey Shore" star admits that her drinking can get way out of hand.

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"I want to remember my night and sometimes I just don't," she says. "It sucks. So you're like. 'What did I do? Why did I wake up in a garbage can."

The reality star adds that such drinking binges used to happen "like once a month."

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However, Snooki, adds, "I don't want to be a role model."

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The pint-sized star is currently promoting her first novel, A Shore Thing, on shelves now. "It's a little vulgar," she admitted of the based-on-real-life tome. "I actually toned it down because I know I have a lot of young fans who are like, 13, so I took a lot of swear words out. I don't want to get them grounded or anything."