The harsh truth, however, is that they're just low-rent, overly-tanned, obnoxious wannabe versions of New Yorkers.
All of the gaudy jewelry, hair product, and not-so-subtle clothing a fashionable Jersey boy/girl does not make. All of the trips "down the Shore" does not earn you the title "world traveler." And all of the pride you take in your "argumentative skills" with friends, family, and random strangers at the gas station does not qualify you as a master debater.
Thank you reality TV!