In 2010, the guidos and guidettes of MTV’s smash-hit Jersey Shore took the reality TV world by storm. Between their fist-pumping, crazy fights, tanning, and wild adventures, this gang brought something to TV that viewers just couldn’t look away from.
When the show first came out, the stars of the show were being paid essentially nothing, compared to what they receive now. All of them owe their fame and success to the show.
It has taken them from Jersey to Miami, to Vegas, and even to Italy! However, the show isn’t exactly as it seems.
Instagram; the cast of The Jersey shore poses in the photo above (all your favorite Guidos and Guidettes!)
What do we mean? Well, there are lots of things that went on behind the scenes while making Jersey Shore that viewers don’t know about. We’re here to fill you in!
Instagram; another photo of the Jersey Shore cast, pictured above
When Jersey Shore was first pitched by creator SallyAnn Salsano, it was designed to be a competition. Not a reality TV show. In fact, the show was originally going to have a completely different name in general!
Could you imagine Jersey Shore not being called Jersey Shore?
Instagram; Snooki, Ronnie, and Pauly D smile for the camera in the above photos
SallyAnn’s original idea was to create a competition series called Guidos. It would feature male guidos, and it would be focused around who could live the most guido lifestyle.
This would entail who was the tannest, the fittest, who had the best hair, and we’re sure tons of other factors.
Luckily, this show never came made it on the air. If it did, we wouldn’t even have Jersey Shore!
Instagram; our favorite Jersey Shore girls are pictured above, chatting with one another
Remember when the gang worked at the infamous Shore Store? Well, the shoppers in the store weren’t random people who were strolling the boardwalk.
No, no, they were actually fans of the show.
Here’s how it worked. The Jersey Shore production company set up a tent outside of the Shore Store where fans would gather.