When the "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2013 season premieres Sept. 16 on ABC, diminutive "Jersey Shore" alum Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will be among the cast of celebrities hoofing it for the coveted mirror ball trophy. In anticipation of her week one cha cha cha with pro partner Sasha Farber, a handful of reality stars tweeted messages of support just hours before her big ballroom debut.
"Mob Wives" star Carla Facciolo promised to tune in for Snooki's "DWTS" premiere, tweeting "Good Luck tonight . I will deff be watching !"
Caroline Manzo of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" offered up a few ounces of sage advice with a tweet of her own that read "@snooki good luck tonight honey, show them what you're made of, and don't forget to have fun too!!!! xoxo."
Snooki's close friend and fellow "Jersey Shore" alum Deena Nicole Cortese also offered up encouragement, tweeting "Don't forget to watch #DWTS tonight and to vote for my meatball @snooki !!!! Good luck girlfriend !"
Finally, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, who starred with Snooki on both "Jersey Shore" as well as the duo's spin-off "Snooki & JWoww," offered up well-wishes and a promise to travel to watch her live later in the season with "I love u @snooki good luck tonight #DWTS can't wait to fly out and see u dance in person! Until then ill be watching from my couch."
Though the evening will be Snooki's first as an official mirror ball hopeful, the "DWTS" season 17 premiere will also mark Farber's debut as a professional coach. He previously served as a member of the show's talented performance troupe. He expressed optimism over their chances during an Access Hollywood interview when he shared that Snooki is "really, really good" at picking up his choreography.
Snooki joins a long list of fellow reality stars who have competed on "DWTS," including, among others, Kelly Osbourne, sister of season 17 hopeful Jack Osbourne; Kim and Rob Kardashian; "The Hills" stars Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge; and "The Bachelor" franchise alums Sean Lowe and Melissa Rycroft.
The "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2013 begins Sept. 16 on ABC with Snooki and 11 other new celebrity contestants.