Jersey Shore: Before They Were Guidos

October 20, 2011

Here are some childhood photos of the (fully) Italian cast members of MTV's reality show Jersey Shore when they still looked normal, prior to the harmful effects of steroids, tanning beds, hair gel and hip-hop.

Mike Sorrentino:



Paul DelVecchio:



Sammi Giancola:



Vinny Guadagnino:



Deena Nicole Cortese:


9 comments

Anonymous said...

My God really... what happened to them?!

Anonymous said...

... this is out of topic, but maybe you can answer...
I am a brunette, and I do love my hair so I really do not regret anything, but I cannot understand why so many Italians are blond as children and eventually their hair turns brown... This crossed my mind because of the pics you uploaded here.
Really, I cannot understand why the colour of the hair changes... Is it something that happens in other ethnies, countries or only here?
This really freaks me out!
I'll repeat, I love my hair also because Italian guys tend to prefer brunette to blondes and above all to gingers... but I'd like to understand if there is any reason... thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
P.O.

Anonymous said...

Just about all Northern Europeans are blond as children, but only a minority are as adults. This is normal in all European populations.

Italianthro said...

Light hair often darkens during childhood for unknown but probably genetic reasons. It can also darken further during puberty and into adulthood for hormonal reasons. [Source]

Onur said...

This is normal in all European populations.

including Turks

Anonymous said...

thank you for the info re the hair
Today we lost a great GP racer, Marco Simoncelli, and a young actor, Damiano Russo...
RIP both
It is so unfair :'(

Antonio Pedro said...

I am brazilian of european ancestry and unknown mixing: child of almost white hair and dark blond/brown hair in the adulthood.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the entire cast of Jersey Shore would find counterparts in southern Italy.

Barbarian said...

Yup. They look Italian enough.