Jersey Shore's Vinny Shows Off Newly Ripped Body While Revealing Lifelong Weight Struggles

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The cast of Jersey Shore (and Jersey Shore Family Vacation) may be best known for the shenanigans so wild that it's difficult to look away, but cast member Vinny Guadagnino's physical transformation is no joke. Guadagnino recently showed off his newly-ripped body, and in doing so shared that he's been struggling with weight issues throughout his entire life.

The 32-year-old reality star took to Instagram to share his message with his nearly 900,000 followers, and he revealed that sticking with a keto diet enabled him to to transform his appearance and his health. For fans of Vinny Guadagnino from his Jersey Shore days, his struggle with weight may come as a surprise.

Vinny Guadagnino explained why his lifelong struggle wasn't apparent to everybody despite all of his time in the spotlight, saying this:

A lot of people didn’t know that I struggled with my weight my whole life. I was the king of yo-yo dieting.I was my biggest during the years I was off TV so a lot of people didn’t realize.My genetics make me gain weight easily especially to high sugar/carb food.

Vinny Guadagnino hasn't shied away from showing skin and going very nearly full frontal in front of cameras in the past, including with a NSFW Chippendales photo. The keto diet, which has been tried by celebrities like Ethan Suplee as part of an attempt to lose weight, is a diet focusing on high-fat and low-carb foods, with an adequate intake of protein.

In fact, Vinny Guadagnino is such a proponent of the keto diet that he actually released a book called The Keto Guido Cookbook. Take a look at the results of Guadagnino's diet and exercise regime:

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According to Vinny Guadagnino, his body has "been healthier than ever" and he believes that the keto diet emulates how "our hunter and gatherer ancestors ate." He's clearly happy with the results, and good for him if he's healthier than ever! The contrast between his "before" and "after" pictures is pretty incredible.

To see Vinny Guadagnino in action with his old Jersey Shore crew, be sure to check out MTV on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET for new episodes of Jersey Shore Family Vacation. Guadagnino's return to MTV for Jersey Shore Family Vacation brought him back into the limelight, and he wound up with a second show on the network.

MTV rebooted A Double Shot of Love in 2019 with Vinny Guadagnino and his Jersey Shore castmate DJ Pauly D as stars. Their season of the series ran for one season in spring and summer 2019, and MTV hasn't announced another season in the works. Jersey Shore Family Vacation is currently in its third season, with no news yet of a fourth.

So, Jersey Shore Family Vacation on MTV Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET is the place to be to see Vinny Guadagnino for now. For some additional viewing options now and in the not-too-distant future, check out our 2020 spring premiere schedule and our 2020 summer premiere guide.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel, but will sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation.