In photos: The unbelievable transformation of the Jersey Shore cast
The Jersey Shore cast has gone through some pretty drastic transformations in the last couple of years! Some of them are barely recognizable.
It has almost been a decade since the cast of the MTV hit series Jersey Shore first appeared on television. After the final season of Jersey Shore ended in the year 2012, the cast is returning with Jersey Shore Family Vacation. While so much time has passed, the cast has gone through many changes and have grown up.
Keep scrolling to see how the cast has changed since Season 1:
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
Snooki has appeared on a number of shows post her Jersey Shore days including appearing on shows like Dancing With The Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. She and her co-star JWOWW also landed their own spinoff which spoke about the transition into motherhood. She even tried out professional wrestling for a while. Snooki went on to marry Jionni LaValle in the year 2014 and the couple has two children together.
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino
The Situation has been seen on many TV shows after he left Jersey Shore. He appeared on Dancing with the Stars, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars Family Edition, Worst Cooks in America, and Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. He pleaded guilty to a tax evasion and after years of being addicted to prescription medication, he went to rehab in the hope of turning his life around and has been sober for more than two years now.
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley
Jenni went on to do a spinoff with Snooki after Jersey Shore and also appeared on 'One Life to Live, Worst Cooks in America and Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. JWOWW married her longtime boyfriend and lover Roger Mathews in the year 2015. The couple also has two children together, Meilani Alexandra and Greyson Valor.
Vinny stayed with MTV even after Jersey Shore was over and was able to land his own talk show 'The Show with Vinny' in the year 2013. He also got another show with his mother; a cooking show called Vinny & Ma Eat America. He also wrote a book Control The Crazy: My Plan To Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool and released a clothing line IHAV.
Paul 'Paul D' Delvecchio
Pauly D went on to date Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day on the first season of Famously Single but the pair split shortly after. After shooting Jersey Shore, he was the first cast member to get his own spinoff 'The Pauly D Project'. In the year 2013, he had a baby girl with Amanda Markert.
After his on and off relationship with Sammi Sweetheart Giancola, he went on to appear on season 2 of Famously Single where he ended up dating Malika Haqq. However, their relationship lasted for just two months. He went on to have a baby girl with Jen Harley. Ronnie has not changed much over the years except for the occasional haircut.
Deena Nicole Cortese
Deena had joined the original Jersey Shore cast in season 3 between the years 2011 to 2012. She had initially attempted to join season 1 but was rejected. After Angelina left season 2, Snooki suggested her as a replacement. The star is currently married to her longtime boyfriend Chris Buckner since 2017. Post Jersey Shore, she appeared on Couples Therapy in the year 2014.
She quit the show in season two because she had a falling out with two of the cast members and went on to join the first season of 'Couples Therapy'. She is currently an Emergency Medical Specialist for FDNY. Her fans are waiting for her surprise return to the Jersey Shore crew while she is going to be getting breast implants with Dr. Tutela. This is what she looks like now: