Credit: People

Snooki definitely looked the best she’s ever looked on the cover of People, introducing Lorenzo LaValle to the world with a huge smile. But the NY Post reports that, despite Snooki’s huge paycheck for doing the cover and photo shoot, the Lorenzo issue of People didn’t sell any better than normal.

Sources tell Page Six that People “paid between $250k and $300k for exclusive photos of 1-week-old baby Lorenzo … But we’re told the issue sold fewer than a million newsstand copies, which is around average for the magazine.

Comparably, People reportedly paid over $4 million for the first photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their twins, Knox and Vivienne, to appear on a 2008 cover. That issue is said to "help[ed] to sell 600,000 more copies” than average for the magazine, according to New York magazine.

Even if Snooki and Lorenzo didn’t sell out on every newsstand, we doubt that the meatball mama really cares. For a nice chunk of change, she got a gorgeous photo spread with professional photographers to capture the first images of her new family. Job well done, in our opinion!

Catch the finale of Snooki & JWOWW on Thursday, September 13 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

Source: NY Post, New York

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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