For four years, from 2009 until 2012, the world was glued to MTV, watching the every move of eight housemates spending their summers in vacation hotspot the Jersey Shore in the US state of New Jersey.
Almost overnight, regulars Pauly D, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley and Vinny Guadagnino became some of the world’s most recognisable faces, not least because of their outrageous fake tans and exaggerated Italian-American accents.
But in 2018, more than five years after the show – which inspired spin-offs in the UK, Spain and Mexico – left our screens, what are the gang up to now?
Now the glitz and glamour, the endless fights between Ron and Sammi, fistfights, partying and arrests are all over, what does 2018 hold for the original housemates of Jersey Shore?
You'll be happy to know (or perhaps, maybe you won't) that DJ Pauly D is a) still DJing and b) still rocking his ridiculous gelled up, three-inch hair do.
Now 37, Pauly D - who was the first cast member to be given his very own spin-off show, The Pauly D Project, which lasted for just one season - has enjoyed some moderate success as a DJ, working with artists like Britney Spears, Big Sean and 50 Cent.
According to Complex, he's rumoured to make around US$11 million a year from his DJ gigs, which include frequent appearances at hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, where he now lives.
In 2013, Pauly D also revealed he had a daughter named Amabella Sophia Markert.