The cast has been able to reconnect with Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, but there are noticeably some faces missing. One was Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola who revealed why she decided to not come back, despite everyone hoping she would change her mind.
But then there was an addition that many people probably weren’t expecting. That would be Angelina Pivarnick who has several nicknames like “dirty little hamster” and the “Kim Kardashian of Staten Island.” She hasn’t been part of the cast in many years, so why did she come back?
Here are seven things to know from what she has been doing since the show and why she decided to come back (page 6).
1. Angelina Pivarnick was on Jersey Shore Season 1 and 2
- Pivarnick left the show twice before never coming back.
It’s been a while so in case you forgot, Pivarnick was part of the original cast, but she eventually left. The reason you may have forgotten was that she was definitely an outsider, due to friction she had with her fellow castmates. She left because she refused to work at the T-shirt shop in Season 1 AND then left in Season 2 for fighting.
She notably punched Mike after he insulted her. Then she got into a fight with Snooki who hooked up with the same guy she previously hooked up with. After all these years, Pivarnick has pretty much been left out of the franchise until now.
Next: This is what she has been doing since the show.
2. She became an EMT
- The reality star did one more show but is pretty private.
After the reality show, Pivarnick did appear on Couples Therapy. But she has pretty much stayed living a private life besides that. She apparently went on to become an EMT after the show.
Next: This is why she might look different to you.
3. She opened up about getting plastic surgery
- Pivarnick got her boobs and lips done.
The reality star looks different now, due to getting her boobs and lips done and has been pretty open about the surgery.
“I was very insecure with my body because of my weight loss from the first two seasons of Jersey Shore,” she said, according to Life & Style. “I worked hard on my body and I realized my breasts were sagging tremendously. I knew I had to do something to change how insecure I was, so I messaged Nicole [Polizzi’s] plastic surgeon, Dr. Tutela.”
Next: Farley was angry at Pivarnick for this reason.
4. Farley claims Pivarnick never tried to make amends
- Farley claims Pivarnick blocked her on social media.
The one person who was most vocal about Pivarnick returning was Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, who said, “Not once did you try to make amends in eight f*cking years,” on the show.
When Pivarnick said she didn’t have her number to reach out, Farley responded, “I didn’t have you blocked, b*tch! You blocked me on every f*cking social media.”
Next: This is how Pivarnick felt about returning.
5. Pivarnick said she was hesitant to return
- Pivarnick was nervous about facing Farley again.
Pivarnick said she was nervous about coming because of her terrible relationship with the cast. “One hundred percent there was a part of me that was a little nervous, obviously, to face JWOWW,” she told People. “I mean, let’s be realistic, she’s way taller than me. And I haven’t fought since Nicole. So it was nerve-wracking for me — especially them not knowing that I was coming.”
Next: This is why she decided to return.
6. She says she wanted to make amends
- Pivarnick says she wants to show she has changed.
The reality star had a goal for coming back on the show. “I wanted to make amends with everybody and show them that I’ve changed,” she told People. “Listen, I’m still a b*tch, but there are a lot of things in my life that have changed. I just wanted to talk to them and I wanted to see them again. I hadn’t seen them in so long.”
Next: So is she still feuding with the co-stars?
7. She claims she was on better terms with the cast before things took a turn
- Pivarnick and Farley might not be done feuding.
Although her return was full of tension, especially with Farley, she claims she was on better terms with the cast when they were done with filming. But things took a turn, according to Pivarnick, who told TMZ Farley made fun of her with a fan’s Change.org petition.
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