Danielle Staub: I Brought Attention to N.J.
â€śWhat Iâ€™ve learned about myself is to watch more carefully what I do say, and what I do,â€ť the divorced mom of two, 47, tells me. â€śI try to set a good example for my children through what theyâ€™re learning when Iâ€™m living.â€ť
Now that shows like Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious are also bringing the spotlight to the Garden State, Danielle is ready to take credit.
â€śItâ€™s the Jersification of the world,â€ť she says. â€śIâ€™d like to think it started with yours truly. I brought enough to bring a lot of attention to New Jersey, and Iâ€™m going to hold it and keep it.â€ť
Whatâ€™s the biggest misconception about the state?
â€śThe biggest misconceptions about New Jersey would be that we are filled with gossip,â€ť she explains. â€śWe do not mirror ourselves after the other four women on our show. Itâ€™s about being real, being good to one another and family-oriented. I think people are missing it when they think weâ€™re all into shopping. I cook. I cook every day for my kids, and I think theyâ€™re missing it. The biggest misconception is we do not spend family time together, but weâ€™re all about family.â€ť