Mike (The Situation)


Michael Paul Sorrentino, also known as The Situation, is an American television personality. He appeared on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore in all six seasons from December 2009 through its final episode in December 2012

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Sorrentino was born in Staten Island and has been on Jersey Shore since its debut in 2009. Since appearing on that show, Sorrentino has been a guest on many TV series, such as The Howard Stern ShowThe Tonight Show with Conan O’BrienThe Jay Leno ShowLopez TonightSportsNationChelsea LatelyThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Conan.

Sorrentino was a contestant on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars,[1] eliminated on the 4th week. His partner was Karina Smirnoff.

Mike the Situation - Jersey ShoreIn 2010, Sorrentino appeared with Bristol Palin in a public service announcement for The Candie’s Foundation, as part of its Pause Before You Play campaign to prevent teen pregnancy.[2]

In October, 2010, Sorrentino planned a partnership with Ross Franklin, CEO of RF Consulting, to roll out a fitness concept with The Fairmont Hotels. [3] The management of the hotel group nixed the deal. [4]

In January 2011, Sorrentino signed on to star in the YOBI.tv “Random Talent” webseries co-starring British comedian Ben Green.[5] The name of the series was later changed to New Stage after the theme song title of the same name, written and performed by another New Stage costar Mykell.

Sorrentino made more than $5 million in 2010, the second highest of any other reality star after Kim Kardashian.[6][7] This money was accrued through endorsements with Devotion Vodka,[8][9] Reebok Zigtech shoes,[citation needed] as well as a ghost-written autobiography,[10]a rap song,[11] a workout DVD,[10][12] a vitamin line for GNC,[13] a clothing line,[14][15] and appearances on Jersey Shore and Dancing with the Stars.Mike The Situation

In March 2011 Sorrentino appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump.[16] His performance became a point of mocking that the other roasters, like Jeff Ross, capitalized on. In August of that year, Sorrentino was offered a “substantial” sum of money by fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear the company’s clothes. A spokesman for the company explained that “Mr Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.”[17][18] In November 2011, Sorrentino filed a lawsuit against A&F after they made shirts that read “The Fitchuation” and “GTL…You Know The Deal.”[19]

On February 22, 2012, Sorrentino appeared in a small cameo role on ABC‘s Suburgatory. In June 2012, he participated in Fox‘s dating game show The Choice.[20] On August 15, 2012 he became a housemate on the tenth series of Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5[21] and on September 7, 2012 he came in fourth on the series final.[22]

In October 2012, he appeared in a PETA ad campaign promoting the spaying and neutering of pets.[23]

In 2014, he appeared on a reality show with his family, which aired on the TVGN network.[24]

In 2015, he was a participant on the fifth season of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars with his partner, Lauren Pesce.[25]

In 2016 he was a participant on the 9th season of Worst Cooks in America.

In April 2017, Sorrentino appeared on We TV‘s Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition with his brothers Marc and Maximo Sorrentino.

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