The Situation is one of the most famous Jersey Shore cast members. His abs! His in-your-face-personality! His catch phrases! His abs! It's all pretty hard to ignore.

Is there more to Sitch than meets the eye? Yes, yes there is. To prove it, here are seven facts about the star you might not have known.

1. He used to be a stripper. No wonder he's so proud of his bod!

2. Also, he worked at a gym. He was also an assistant manager at a fitness center. Sensing a theme?

3. He was born on the 4th of July. Unsurprisingly, that's also his favorite holiday.

4. He gets his hair cut every week. Gotta keep it lookin' good.

5. Mike loves Robert De Niro, and has said he wants to be an actor and win an Oscar, like Di Niro.

6. He has struggled with addiction for years. His recent, very public trip to rehab was not his first: He had been to rehab before ever landing a role on Jersey Shore.

7. He loved Saved By the Bell when he was young. Good taste!

Jersey Shore airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: Extra, Us Weekly

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