Snooki is delighted she's pregnant because she can now be a ''MILF''.

The 'Jersey Shore' star is expecting her first child with fiance Jionni LaValle and she thinks it will be great to be a young attractive mother.

Speaking on 'Jersey Shore After Hours', she said: ''I'm only 24 so it happened kind of quick. But it's better because now I can be a MILF.''

Snooki - real name Nicole Polizzi - also revealed her hard partying lifestyle has been good preparation for being pregnant because she's used to feeling sick in the mornings.

She said: ''Pregnancy sickness is just like you're hungover.''

Snooki and Jionni got engaged earlier this month and her 'Jersey Shore' co-star Ronnie Magro has revealed the former wild child has calmed down a lot since settling down with Jionni.

Ronnie said: ''It's a different Snooki. She's doing really good. She's not drinking. She's got her act together and I'm really happy for her.

''Over night she's like this wild, crazy Snooki and now she's pregnant and engaged and growing up.''

The couple celebrated their engagement and baby news with a party at Jionni's parents' house in East Hanover, New Jersey.

Guests included Snooki's castmate and best friend Jenni 'JWoww' Farley and her fiance Roger Matthews and they were given several gifts including a bouquet of flowers and a balloon emblazoned with the word 'congratulations'.