Should Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese Date The Situation or Pauly D?

Jersey Shore: Deena Cortese Likes Mike Sorrentino and Paul DelVecchio
Deena Nicole Cortese, MIke Sorrentino and Paul DelVecchio
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01/17/2011 AT 08:00 AM EST

She may have clashed with Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, but Jersey Shore's new girl Deena Nicole Cortese seems to be making friends just fine – especially with the guys she hopes could become more than just friends.

From the get-go, she showed off her flirty side toward Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, stripping off her bikini bottoms in a not-so-sober moment.

"At the time, whenever I was drunk for some reason, I always thought Mike was good-looking," she says on Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show about her time in Seaside Heights, N.J. "When I'm not drunk, I'm like a normal person in front of him. When I'm drunk, I look embarrassing."

She says the situation started because he was the easiest housemate to approach when she moved into the house where the MTV show is filmed.

"His personality was so easy to talk to when I first went in," she says. "Everybody else, maybe I was a little intimidated by. But him, I wasn't. I don't know why I wasn't intimidated by Mike, but I wasn't, so he was the easiest person that I could talk to."

Also (potentially) on her "to-do" list: Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio, whom she also had a crush on from the beginning, although she was "a little more intimidated to talk to him first rather than [Sorrentino]."

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