When MTV closes a door, it opens a window. So, while this may be the final season of Snooki and Jwoww, the network is just starting Slednecks, which has been described as an Alaskan Jersey Shore, if such a thing can exist. Since Jersey Shore gave us Snooki and The Situation, it’s natural to wonder who the breakout personalities of Slednecks will be. Immediately, I thought of Amber Stepp, who is described as “bubbly, loud, and feminine,” like a certain Jersey Shore cast member. So, is Amber Stepp the Snooki of Slednecks?
Like Snooki, Amber isn’t born-and-bred in the town where her show is based. Snooki is from Poughkeepsie, New York — not New Jersey at all. Similarly, Amber isn’t from Wasilla, Alaska, the town where Slednecks is set (and where Sarah Palin was once mayor). Instead, she hails from the “'big city' of Anchorage,” according to her show bio. And yet, even though she isn’t a Wasilla native, Amber may be the new non-Palin face of the Alaskan town.
The episode of Slednecks airing November 6 promises some Jersey Shore-like fireworks, with Amber re-tweeting that “hell hath no fury like a Sledneck scorned” and that you’ll get to “see what happens when you push [cast members] to [their] limit.” Sounds juicy.
Until then, how else are Amber and Snooki alike?
Both Ladies are Tough
Everbody knows that, while Snooki may be small, she's a force to be reckoned with. But, as hard as it may be to stand up to gorilla juice heads on the seashore, it takes just as much of a strong constitution to go snowboarding naked in the Alaskan wilderness, something Amber Stepp has done with a smile on her face. As someone who can't take it when the temperature dips below 40 degrees, I can't imagine how cold that must feel (or what that would do to your nipples — frostbite indeed).
She's Into Fitness
If you've only seen Jersey Shore, you may not think of Snooki as a fitness role model. But since she's been with her fiancé, Jionni LaValle — a former wrestling champ — she started exercising, lost substantial weight, and started thinking about her overall fitness. Stepp is into fitness, too. On her Instagram, she lists her profession as a gogo dancer and fitness model. I bet it's only a matter of time before she starts her own clothing line, a la The Snooki Shop.
Will She Be the Breakout Star?
Considering Slednecks has only aired one episode, it's hard to say if anyone will really stand out from the pack. But Amber Stepp has a good chance. But, even one episode in, she's been getting a lot of attention. With Snooki and Jwoww leaving MTV, maybe it's time for Amber and Tosca.