Vinny Guadagnino

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Vinny Guadagnino
Vinny Guadagnino 2011.jpg
Guadagnino in 2011
Vincent Guadagnino

(1987-11-11) November 11, 1987 (age 32)
Other namesKeto Guido[1][2][3][4]
Vinny G[5][6][7]
EducationCollege of Staten Island Susan E Wagner High School
OccupationTelevision personality
Years active2009–present
Known forJersey Shore
The Show with Vinny
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

Vincent J. Guadagnino[8] (born November 11, 1987)[8] is an American reality television personality and actor. He is best known for his time on MTV's Jersey Shore.

Early life[edit]

Guadagnino was raised in the Staten Island borough of New York City,[9] and comes from a traditional Italian-American family. His mother was born in Sicily, Italy, and immigrated to the U.S. at age 13. His family's farm is visited during an episode in Jersey Shore's fourth season.[10] He graduated from Susan E Wagner High School

Guadagnino graduated from the College of Staten Island.[10]


He appeared in all six seasons of MTV’s Jersey Shore from 2009-2012.

After Jersey Shore, Guadagnino began taking acting classes.[11] He guest-starred on MTV's scripted comedy series The Hard Times of RJ Berger as RJ’s cousin. In the November 8, 2011, episode of 90210, he played a small role that he reprised in the episode "O Holly Night".[12] He also appeared in the Syfy original movie Jersey Shore Shark Attack.

MTV also produced Guadagnino's talk show, The Show with Vinny, which debuted in May 2013. The show featured celebrities at Guadagnino's home talking and having dinner with him and his family. He and his mother would later star in Vinny & Ma Eat America on The Cooking Channel.[13]

In 2018, he reunited with most of his original Jersey Shore castmates for a reboot of the series titled Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. [14] The first and second seasons aired in 2018, and a third season is set to air in 2019.[15]

Starting in April 2019, Vinny has been starring alongside DJ Pauly D in a reboot of A Double Shot at Love on MTV.[16]

On April 26, 2019, he started a month long residency performing as guest host in Chippendales at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.[17][18]



In 2011, Guadagnino launched a clothing brand called IHAV (for "I Have a Vision") with the message Fuck Bullies. Proceeds are donated to the charity Do Something for grants for anti-bullying projects and programs.[19][20] He also supports the animal rescue organization Much Love, for whom he recently participated in a charity auction. Guadagnino is also a supporter of gay rights. He has been a presenter at the GLAAD Awards and participated in the NOH8 Campaign.[citation needed]

Guadagnino also co-authored a book with Samantha Rose entitled Control The Crazy: My Plan To Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool.[21][22]

In 2018, he released a new clothing brand called Name Brand NYC.[23]

Guadagnino is also an advocate for the keto diet, having lost 50 pounds using it himself, and has been featured multiple times in Men’s Health Magazine, giving advice on said diet.[24] Additionally he started an Instagram channel, dedicated to the keto lifestyle.[25]


  1. ^ Schrodt, Paul (9 November 2018). "5 Times Vinny From 'Jersey Shore' Failed at Being Keto". Men's Health.
  2. ^ Siclait, Aryelle (8 January 2019). "Vinny From "Jersey Shore" Lost 50 Pounds With This Popular Diet". Women's Health.
  3. ^ Schrodt, Paul (7 December 2018). "9 Delicious Dishes from Vinny Guadagnino You Won't Believe Are Keto". Men's Health.
  4. ^ "Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino Has Lost 50 Lbs. and Calls Himself the 'Keto Guido'".
  6. ^ FM, Player. "Get Into It With Vinny G. podcast".
  7. ^ "The Keto Guido with Vinny G - Episode 1186". 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Vinny Guadagnino". Archived from the original on March 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Jackson, Dory (November 15, 2018). "What Happens When 'Jersey Shore' Ends? Vinny Guadagnino Talks Life Beyond The Shore". Newsweek. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Abrahamson, Rachel Paula; Grossbart, Sarah; O'Neill, Jennifer (2011-10-24). "Vinny Guadagnino: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me". Us Weekly (871): 16. ISSN 1529-7497.
  11. ^ Bell, Crystal (October 21, 2011). "Vinny Guadagnino Talks Leaving 'Jersey Shore,' Acting Projects And His Future Plans". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  12. ^ Piazza, Jo (October 18, 2011). "'Jersey Shore' Star Vinny Guadagnino's Shakespearean Secret". Huffington Post. Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  13. ^ "Vinny & Ma Eat America official website". Cooking Channel.
  14. ^ Dicker, Ron (28 November 2017). "'Jersey Shore' Returns In MTV Reboot For 2018". HuffPost.
  15. ^ "MTV renews 'Jersey Shore Family Vacation' for season 3".
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (12 April 2019). "'Double Shot At Love With DJ Pauly D And Vinny' Premieres To Strong Ratings On MTV".
  17. ^ Brody, Erin Silvia,Lanae (28 April 2019). "'Jersey Shore's Vinny Guadagnino: How He Got Fit For Chippendales Residency".
  18. ^ Vasquez, Whitney (27 April 2019). "'Jersey Shore' Star Vinny Guadagnino Hits the Chippendales Stage". The Blast.
  19. ^ "Guy Code " Cast " Vinny Guadagnino". Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  20. ^ "VINNY'S VISION: "F%@K BULLIES!", MTV Act Blog, January 4, 2011. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
  21. ^ Vinny Guadagnino; Samantha Rose (2012). Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool. Random House Digital, Inc. ISBN 978-0-307-98724-2.
  22. ^ Lee, Stephen. "Vinny Guadagnino of 'Jersey Shore' to 'Control the Crazy' in upcoming book – EXCLUSIVE". Journalist. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  23. ^ "Official Vinny Guadagnino Jersey Shore Online Shop & Apparel". _______ NYC.
  24. ^ Taylor, Jordyn (24 October 2018). "How to Crush Your Keto Diet, According to Vinny From 'Jersey Shore'". Men's Health.
  25. ^ "Vinny (@ketoguido) • Instagram photos and videos".

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