Evolution of the ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast: Then vs. Now (PHOTOS)

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The Jersey Shore cast went from serving bottles to getting bottle service almost overnight! The success of season one of the Shore has led to spin-off reality shows, phone apps, fragrances, rap tracks and an overwhelming amount of fame for all the fashionably loud meatballs and juice-heads of the house. 

From Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWoww” Farley both penning books to Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino‘s stint Dancing with the Starsstint and his GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry) iPhone app, these stars are “rolling in it” so to speak. 

Now, the cast will return to TV and the Shore on tonight, Jan. 5, for the season five (yes five!) premiere of the hit MTV show. Click the pics to see the style evolution, some more drastic than others, of the reality stars and let us know: Who do you think has gained the most fame from the show? Let us know in the comments! 

Perhaps Snooki and JWoww have had the biggest body transformations as both ladies have confessed that they hit the gym pretty hard now. Snooki has even admitted proudly that she’s under 100 pounds! Kudos to you, our little self-proclaimed meatball. Another cast member to slim down this summer was Snooki’s BFF Deena Nicole Cortese

As for the guys, they’ve grown more in notoriety and opportunity.  Vinny Guadagnino has a budding acting career while the P in MVP (Pauly) has landed his own reality show. Not bad for a bunch of Jersey Shore boys.