Jenni "JWoww" Farley is Maxim's January cover girl and her curves are kickin'!

The brunette bombshell is coming clean about her harsh attitude during the early years of Jersey Shore. She tells the mag:

    "I was in a bad relationship during the first two seasons, so I took that out on people I shouldnt have. I was definitely more of a b**ch."

As for shooting the MTV reality show in Italy, JWoww adds:

    "You could put us anywhere, and wed make a great show. But Italy was an especially amazing place for me, because I was an art history student. And besides the statues, I got to see the streets where, like, da Vinci and Michelangelo lived."

Now that the crew is back in Jersey, Ms. Farley and the gang are working on their tans. She adds, "We kind of ODd on the tanning. We all burned our a**es off pretty bad."

Ouch! Her skin looks pretty good to us.