The Cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and Newark Mayor Cory Booker

G.T.L… K? That’s right! The cast of Jersey Shore fist pumps their way onto the Katie stage to talk about the hit MTV reality show’s six seasons and upcoming finale. Our tour of New Jersey doesn’t end at the Shore. Newark Mayor Cory Booker also stopped by to talk about his recent participation in the SNAP Challenge. Mayor Booker just finished living off of a food budget of $30, the equivalent of what is provided to people receiving food stamps in the State of New Jersey.

The sun is setting on Jersey Shore. The hit MTV reality show is coming to an end after six seasons. And no matter how you feel about all the fist-pumping, fighting, drinking and dancing, one thing is clear: the boardwalk was never boring.

“It had everything people want to see.” -Vinny Guadagnino

Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey, including the cast’s beloved Seaside Heights. Snooki, The Situation and entire gang traveled back to the shore to witness the destruction first-hand.

“Just to see the boardwalk, it’s not there anymore, the rides we always went on in the water…it’s sad.”-Nicole Polizzi

Nicole and YaYa are two of Jersey Shore’s biggest fans. We decided to find out just how much these two self-professed number one fans know about the show with a little game called, “Shore or Not So Shore.”

“They’re not afraid to be themselves. They’re genuine and they just live every day like it’s their last.” -YaYa

From Jersey’s biggest reality stars to a rising star who is tackling some real life problems, Newark Mayor Cory Booker. He’s battled drug dealers, delivered diapers to snowed-in residents and even rushed into a burning building to save a woman trapped inside. And last week, Mayor Booker made headlines for spending just four dollars a day to eat in order to shine a light on the struggles of people living on food stamps.

“It was much more challenging than I even thought going in.” -Cory Booker

Mayor Booker admits that eating on a four dollar a day budget was much more difficult than he thought it would be. Now he is more determined than ever to tackle hunger and end food insecurity in America.

“If we gave it the light of attention, we could dispel the darkness that affects too many of us.” -Cory Booker

Can we really eat healthy and save some money at the same time? Newark Mayor Cory Booker could have used a lesson from Stephanie Nelson. Stephanie manages the popular website, The Coupon Mom, and is the author of Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half. Watch what happened when Stephanie was given a $120 budget to feed a family of four for a week.

“Start with that store ad… Make your menus for the week based on what’s on sale.” -Stephanie Nelson

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