Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

Dancing With the Stars 2013’s Snooki Skips Premiere After-Party to See Son, Lorenzo! (PHOTOS)

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi sizzled in the ballroom last night, with she and Sasha Farber closing out the Dancing With the Stars Season 17 premiere with a sexy Cha-Cha.

Before her performance, the former Jersey Shore star opened up about her changed party habits and how being a mom made her a completely different person than her days at the shore. While she admitted to still being a "hot mess," her stage presence was the exact opposite. Attagirl!

As for what Snooks did after the show? While the other contestants and pros celebrated opening night with an after-party at Hooray Henry's night club in West Hollywood, Snooki and her fiancé, Jionni, were seen at LAX Airport, heading back to Jersey. The new mom will continue training near her home and fly to Los Angeles each week for the show.

Click through the gallery to see Snooki and her hubby-to-be after the premiere and let us know what you thought of her performance in the comments below! As a bonus, here’s a photo of Snooks snuggling with Lorenzo when she got home!

Dancing With the Stars Season 17 airs on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.