Ronnie might sometimes seem like nothing but a pile of muscle who makes out with Sammi on Jersey Shore, but there's more to this guido than that. To prove it, here are seven facts about the star you might not have known.

1. Before Jersey Shore he worked in real estate. He worked with his dad and grandad.

2. He was once Punk'd. And it was pretty funny.

3. He's from the Bronx. Like many of his Jersey Shore castmates, Ronnie is not actually from Jersey.

4. He took modeling classes as a child. Maybe that's why he's so good at photo shoots.

5. He was paid $80,000 per episode of Jersey Shore Season 6. That's the same as Sammi.

6. He wants to be an actor. He once said he's "coming after Vin Diesel."

7. He has his own Shore Store in the Bronx. Like all the Jersey Shore cast members, he has learned the value of branding.


Source: IMDB, MTV, TV Guide

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