On December 3, 2009, a new MTV show aired that changed the course of reality television.
It was called Jersey Shore, and it followed eight housemates as they spent their summer in a beach house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The housemates lived, worked, and partied together all summer long.
The cast members were mostly Italian Americans who described themselves as “guidos/guidettes.”
Over the course of the show’s five seasons, there were nine total housemates: Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, Samantha “Sweetheart” Giancola, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Deena Nicole Cortese, and Angelina Pivarnick.
The housemates became known for their ridiculous behavior, their drunken antics, and outrageous fights.
Now, five years after the show ended, some of the cast have truly grown up. Snooki, for one, is a married mom of two, and her daughter Giovanna looks exactly like her.