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Looking at Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and her family now, it’s hard to believe that she used to dance on tables and do drunk cartwheels on Jersey Shore. Throughout the past four years, the meatball mama has undergone a complete transformation — both physically and personality-wise — and is an inspiration to fans around the world.

Among Snooki’s many fans is fellow reality star and E! News host Giuliana Rancic, who couldn’t stop raving about the pint-sized mom at the Benefit Cosmetics “They’re REAL-Volutionary” Awards on September 4 in New York City.

“I follow Snooki on Twitter, and she does such a great job with Lorenzo. He’s walking already, and he seems like such a good little boy,” Giuliana praised. “She’s doing a really good job, and I love that Snooki has kind of proved everyone wrong. You know, she had this image that people first were exposed to from Jersey Shore, but she’s really turned everything around.”

In saying this, she doesn’t just mean her self-tanner and poofy hair — Giuliana is talking about Snooki’s changes inside and out.

“She looks great, she seems so happy, she’s got this great family, and I’m just really happy for her,” she continued. “I think she’s really made good moves, and now with Dancing With the Stars, I think that’s a great move for her! I think Snooki, there’s something very sweet and endearing about her, and I’m glad that people are seeing that side of her.”

Of course, that means that she’s rooting for Snooki in the ballroom this season. “I love her, she’s so sweet, and I hope she wins!” she exclaimed. We couldn’t agree more.

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Alyse Whitney is Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.