November 2nd, 2010
05:21 PM ET
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi just might have her biggest fan in Nicole Richie.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the actress/designer jokingly insists that the "Jersey Shore" star has a bright future ahead of her.
"I think she’s going to take over the world. Everybody has been really underestimating her. But she has so many ideas in that bouffant of hers," Richie, 29, tells Vanity Fair, adding that Polizzi's brain might lie within her puffy hair. "You don’t know what’s going on in that poof. She could be hiding a world of genius writing."
In fact, Polizzi, 22, is set to release a work of fiction, "A Shore Thing," in January. Richie, who has also authored two novels, knows just how to market it.
"Snooki is so captivating on television, I think it’d be great if she did a video of herself reading her book," she explains. "That’s what people want to see. You could read the book if you want, or just watch a video of her reading it to you."
Regardless, says Richie, "Don’t count her out. When this book gets published, I think she’s really going to surprise everyone."
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