Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Dishes on 'New' 'Celebrity Apprentice' Boss Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I'm just excited for people to see me not drunk," Snooki joked to PEOPLE Now

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a special nickname for Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi — and it’s adorable.

Stopping by PEOPLE Now, the former Jersey Shore star opened up about her new reality show gig the New Celebrity Apprentice and the special name the boss gave to her behind the scenes.

“Just the whole experience for me was just out of my comfort zone,” she admitted of her appearance on the show. “I was really nervous.”

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“I’m just excited for people to see me not drunk,” Snooki, 29, joked. “I feel like everyone is used to seeing me drunk and now they’re going to kind of meet who I am today, which is a mom… I just want people to know what my life is like now, but also, I did this show to kind of challenge myself.”

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The reality star went on to say that she’s “obsessed” with her new boss — the terminator!

“[My] first impression was I was terrified to meet him because I’ve been such a fan of him,” she admitted of the 69-year-old actor. “It’s kind of being like starstruck but then he’s the terminator, so he might kill me. It’s all of those emotions together.”

Snooki revealed that behind the scenes, Schwarzenegger had a special nickname for the mom of two.

“Right when I met him, he called me his Danny DeVito,” she recalled. “In the boardroom he was very serious and down to business… but then off set he would say, ‘Bye guys,’ and just be so nice and chill and leave in his pajamas.”

Snooki’s season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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