Popeater has a new interview with Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, who has parlayed his stint on the popular MTV reality show into an estimated five million dollars in side earnings and endorsement deals this year alone. The Situation has a new book out exposing the life philosophy and diet and exercise tips that helped him out-earn and out-score his fellow castmates. He also has an iPhone app that sold pretty well when it first came out. (Just FYI: here’s a link to the best workout related iPod/iPhone app, Fitness Builder*.)
Popeater caught up The Situation at GNC when he was promoting some kind of diet supplement, and while he had an uncalled-for amount of swagger and spoke about himself in the third person, he did admit that he has to cash in on his fame now when he has the chance. That’s why he’s getting rich I guess, but I foresee a cautionary tale in his future.
On all the action he gets this season
The Situation, he does pretty well with the ladies. Nothing wrong with that.
What a girl can do to get his attention
Pretty much just to take care of herself, to look good, to be generous and open and outgoing. You know, I’m a very sensitive nice person underneath all this, so I like the girl to be sort of like that as well… I’m not snobby in any way. I may be a little cocky or confident.
On his rap song
I’m not going to say that I am a rapper, but I’ve got that gift of gab, I’m lyrically gifted so to speak. You know, I’m definitely not too bad on the mic.
On how “The Situation” is
The Situation is always looking good, you guys always see it and you know what, I really can’t really cheapen the product. Eventually it may get old so I have to really be very selective. At this current moment I’m actually flexing the situation, getting ready for that special moment when I do flex and I really hope that you guys are there to see it. As this current moment, The Situation is warming up for the presentation.
What does anyone see in this guy? Yes he’s got a great body, but look at the rest of him! How can anyone see that ridiculous sneer, those Mardi Gras beads around his neck, that crewcut with the designs shaved into the side, and those overly waxed brows and take him seriously? I guess there are plenty of loser guys who want to know how another dude just like them is getting rich and famous. Mike is also getting laid, Life & Style kept a tally of how many girls he slept with on The Jersey Shore this season and his total is nine to Pauly D’s eight.
*I included the link to Fitness Builder because I use it and it’s a great app. We were not paid for the link nor do we know anyone at the company. It deserves to outperform The Situations crappy app is all.
I “love” how in the interview he talks in third person. Generally when I met people like that in real life, I walk away. lol
I didn’t think spam had a shelf life.
He is seriously flat-footed and pigeon-toed.
I’ve never watched the show and never will. However, the impression I get from what he says in this post is that he’s embracing this opportunity to play this ridiculous “Situation” character because it is really paying off. I believe he will say that “The Situation” is a joke and nothing like the real Mike Sorrentino — if he hasn’t already.
Hey – there are worse ways to make money!
LOL @ Rita, and the only thing bigger than this guys ego is his nose.
I abhor him.
sumodo, how can you tell he’s flat footed? i get the pigeon toed but how can you tell flat footed?
i personally don’t think he has a great body compared to many other “six packs” out there. his abs are quite strange and too extreme. very harsh looking.
that said, he is right when he says he has the “gift of gab.” He’s good in front of a camera and is often very amusing. my beef with him has nothing to do with his looks/persona but the fact that he is NOT nice to girls. and i don’t mean his grenade stuff. i mean he is really NOT NICE to girls, acts like an agressive 13 year old boy, not a gentleman, and guilts women into doing stuff. he is one step away from being a date rapist in my opinion.
As is the case with most shows, I caught up on Jersey Shore while on a hungover tv marathon.
The Situation is an incredibly insecure person. The swagger, the cockiness – it’s all to cover up a massive fear of rejection. You see it in his actions on the show: as soon as a girl turns him down he tries to make it seem like he had no interest in her in the first place. I actually feel sad for him because when the attention from the show goes away, his self esteem is going to plummet.
Looks and personality wise, he’s kind of the male version of Tori Spelling.
I totally agree with you. It is uncomfortable to watch his behavior this season. He’s a tool
He “does well with the ladies”??? Dude, we have eyes, and you’re on national television! In episode 12, he struck out 2 nights in a row – the women found him to be totally disgusting and insisted on leaving, and taking their friends! After that, he became a total dick and threw them out, and THEN tried to play it like he rejected THEM because he “wasn’t into it.” What a total dumba**. I can’t believe it when people on reality TV lie when there’s ongoing footage of their behavior…
I have never watched the show. There is a terrifying new reality to Reality TV. And that is the garbage that become our new celebrity royalty and get filthy rich in the process. oy…
Well, he is making money with his “situation”.
He’s unbearable, along with the rest of the cast. I am involuntarily subjected to this crappy show every Thursday, and they’re unwatchable.
Pigeon-toed – maybe that goes along with flat feet? I don’t look at him, but if his feet turn in, that could be overpronating due to flat fleet. I’ve got that. I had to get surgery for my feet because of it.
his abs look weird!
@cash back shopping: He IS the old man already (thanks to all that tanning and his Droopy Dog face)! Remember the comment from the first girl he kicked out: “I never said anything about checkers, OLD MAN.” You go, black-haired girl!
Why is it, every other picture, it’s either the pointing with mouth open or lifting his shirt up? I mean, I get it– the abs, but Jeez. He’s like Zoolander with his signature poses.
And yeah, he gets very ugly when he gets turned down or doesn’t get what he wants. He’s a walking: “This Will Not End Well”.
“i’m gumby, damn it!”
I’ll admit it, I watched the first season. It’s a fascinating trainwreck. He is just beyond awful to women. He’s insulting and degrading and a complete and total asshole. And he hits on his friends’ girls. You don’t do that EVER.
What I do like about the show is it’s the guys who don’t get along whereas the girls are friends.
Dude, when guys like that used to hit on me in college, I totally laughed in their faces. F*ck that dude, I bet most decent looking chicks would have way more sense than to bang him. “Grenades,” as he calls them, and that’s a horrible term, are probably the only chicks who will talk to him… until something better comes along… like my 30 year old cousin, who lives in his mom’s basement, and spends all night every night playing Dungeons and Dragons with high school kids.
Good lord, the douche is strong with that one.
Why do they all have stupid “artistic” (nick?) names? This hairgel looks like human body fluid to me, sorry.
In the words of Daphne & Celeste:
You ain’t got no alibi you ugly
Eh! Hey! You ugly
My favorite episode of “Jersey Shore” was the one where he gets hit on by a transvestite…and he doesn’t know it! Now that’s entertainment!
I don’t think he is going to age particularly well. At least he knows he has a shelf life … although that shelf life might be shorter than he thinks. Hopefully he is stashing away some of that $5M for the rainy days that lie ahead of him …