The 'Jersey Shore' cast members are almost unrecognizable five years later

The 'Jersey Shore' cast members are almost unrecognizable five years later

Five years on, the cast of 'Jersey Shore' have reunited for 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation,' and some of them have completely transformed.

'Jersey Shore' was a cultural phenomenon as much as it was a TV show as it explored the wild lives of eight tanning-obsessed guidos and guidettes who partied at the drop of a hat and engaged in some insane shenanigans. The cast members shot to national notoriety at the heights of their popularity, before the show was canceled in 2012.

Over five years later, the cast have reunited to create 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation,' and some of the cast members have changed to the point where fans can't even recognize them anymore. However, most of them are still the same, and it's almost like nothing's changed in five years.

1. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi

Snooki has been very busy since the end of 'Jersey Shore' in 2012. She was on 'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'Dancing With the Stars' and even ventured into professional wrestling. She was given her own reality show 'Snooki and JWoww' along with castmate Jenni 'JWoww' Farley, which followed them in their newfound roles as mothers. 

She has two children with her husband, Jionno LaValle, whom she married in 2014. The reality star has admitted to having had some work done.

2. Vinny Guadagnino

Vinny Guadagnino managed to land a talk show after 'Jersey Shore' titled 'The Show With Vinny' that began airing in 2013. He and his mother also hosted their own cooking show titled 'Vinny & Ma Eat America' that eventually led to a cookbook. The enterprising reality star eventually went on to launch his own clothing line, IHAV.

3. Jenni 'JWoww' Farley

'Jersey Shore' BFFs JWoww and Snooki had their own spinoff reality show that saw them venture into motherhood. She has two children, Meilani Alexandra and Greyson Valor, with her husband of three years and lover of many more, Roger Mathews. JWoww has also appeared on 'Worst Cooks in America,' Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars,' and 'One Life to Live.'

4. Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

Ronnie and Sammi Sweetheart's tumultous relationship made for a lot of drama on the reality show, but they eventually split, and Ronnie ended up dating Khloe Kardashian's BFF Malika Haqq on 'Famously Single's' second season. He eventually found love with current girlfriend Jen Harley, and the couple recently welcomed a baby girl.


5. Deena Nicole Cortese

Deena joined the cast of the show in its third season as a replacement for the volatile Angelina Pivarnick, who left the show in its second season. She got married last October to her longtime boyfriend Chris Buckner, but still knows how to let loose and party like Snooki, keeping up her old Team Meatballs image.

6. Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

Mike has been a reality TV staple ever since the show ended in 2012, appearing on a number of popular reality shows. His legal and personal struggles have also made headlines. He admitted to tax evasion earlier this year, and for the past two years has been sober after battling an addiction to prescription drugs. If he looks a bit different now, it might be the result of Botox injections.

7. Angelina Pivarnick

Angelina was kicked off the show once, and then returned for the next season only to leave after a violent altercation with other members of the cast. Affectionately called the 'Staten Island Dump' by her former cast members in a mockery of the title she gave herself, 'the Kim Kardashian of Staten Island,' Angelina also tried to forge a reality TV career, joining 'Couples Therapy,' before she found work as an EMT.


8. Pauly D

Paul 'DJ Pauly D' DelVecchio hasn't changed his signature quadrilateral hairdo since his 'Jersey Shore' days and has become an internationally renowned DJ. Like Snooki and JWoww, he, too benefited from a spinoff titled 'The Pauly D Project.' 

He joined 'Famously Single,' where he dated Aubrey O'Day, formerly of Danity Kane and currently of Dumblonde, but they split, and he later dated Amanda Markert, with whom he had a daughter in 2013.


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