Jersey Shore breakout star Snooki was punched in the face by a stranger at a nightclub on a recent episode of the MTV hit.
The swelling has long since passed, but the media attention surrounding the blow has created a lucrative opportunity for her. Gawker reports that "After getting punched in the face on camera, Snooki went from the cheapest [cast member] ($2,000) to the priciest ($10,000 at last count)."
The soaring price of Snookers has pushed her out of the price range of NYU's law school students.
Other Jersey Shore stars are still hovering in the sub-$5,000 range for appearance fees, proof that crime sometimes does pay, even if only for the victim.
That punch in the face is turning into the best thing that's ever happened to Snooki. Perhaps she should send her attacker Brad Ferro a Christmas card next year.
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