Deena Cortese made a bold first impression in her Jersey Shore debut, stripping for The Situation and calling Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola the dreaded "C-word" as MTV's smash hit began its' third season Thursday night.
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Deena, 23, is Snooki's second banana who officially replaced the outgoing Angelina Pivarnick, and it appears there will be no lack of fireworks from the 4-foot-10 spitfire.
In one scene, a drunken Deena invited The Situation into her bedroom for an impromptu striptease, when she "mistakenly" pulled off her bottoms. In another, set in a hot tub, Deena captured Vinny Guadagnino's full attention, causing Snooki to pout and fume in jealousy.
And like Angelina, Deena's not afraid of a little conflict, as she continually butted heads with the testy Sammi throughout the show.
"I didn't have a problem with you but now I do," Deena told Sammi, who she later called the "C-word".
Deena told MTV Thursday of the blow-up, that she “felt the need that she had to stand up for herself.
"I felt like, 'You know, what? I'm not going anywhere, I'm not leaving early. I'm here to stay -- get out of here!' So that's what I did. I just put my foot down and was like, 'Don't laugh at me. Get real!'"
Jersey Shore airs on MTV Thursdays at 10/9c.