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Their outrageous antics on Jersey Shore have everyone buzzing, so when In Touch arranged to take the hard-partying reality show stars out of their element with a socialite-style photo shoot at New York City's posh Ritz-Carlton Hotel, no one knew what to expect! But the close-knit cast mates, who all showed up on time after weeks of exhausting public appearances, turned out to be quite charming. "People are seeing the way that we are on TV, but then they see that we're just polite, nice kids in person," Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino tells In Touch. "We mesh really good," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says of the cast - minus Angelina, who left after the third episode. "She does text us," Mike notes. "We wish she had stayed. What was she thinking? It's like leaving the Beatles."
Some of the cast adapted surprisingly well. "I wish I was a geek - it's not a bad thing," Ronnie Ortiz-Magro tells In Touch, adding that he wore plenty of preppy clothes in Catholic school. Meanwhile, Jenni "J-Woww" Farley revealed a dirty little secret: She prefers the upper-crust Hamptons to the Jersey Shore: "I get a house there every summer - I love it!" Of course, not everyone was comfortable with the de-guido process. Pauly Delvecchio refused to undo his signature hairstyle. "It takes forever. I've got a million other things to do today," he complained, so a stylist cut an expensive cap to cover his hair. And the self-proclaimed Princess of Poughkeepsie, Snooki, didn't savor the experience of "classing up" for the tea party, but she admits to In Touch, "It was hilarious."
For more on the Jersey Shore cast's upper-crust makeover, check out this week's issue of In Touch, on newsstands Friday!