Facts about Mike Sorrentino

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is 35 years old
Born: July 4, 1982
Best known as: The guy who shows off his abs on TV's Jersey Shore

     

     

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Biography

Mike Sorrentino is one of the breakout stars of the 2009 TV show Jersey Shore. Known by his self-chosen nickname of “The Situation,” he’s famous for baring his belly as a statement of self-confidence and as a would-be aphrodisiac.

Originally from Staten Island, New York, Sorrentino also grew up in the well-to-do township of Manalapan, New Jersey.

While working in a fitness center, he was cast in the MTV series Jersey Shore, a modern-day soap opera made up of single co-eds abusing alcohol and beauty products in a vacation home in New Jersey.

The show’s use of the terms “Guidos” and “Guidettes” (males and females), and its casual comfortableness with Italian-American stereotypes, led to controversy before it even launched, but it proved to be a hit for MTV.

Sorrentino rose above the pack with his over-the-top bravado and effective abdominal self-promotion, and by the show’s second season (2010), he was expanding his celebrity brand to include a fitness video and a planned autobiography titled Here’s the Situation.

While trying to fuel businesses with his celebrity, Sorrentino ran afoul of the Internal Revenue Service and in 2018 entered a guilty plea for tax evasion.


     

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