They don’t call her theKim Kardashian of Staten Island for nothing! Angelina Pivarnickstepped out at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards looking slimmer than ever in a chic, white gown with *crazy* high thigh-slits. As it happens, the Jersey Shore star, 32, has been embracing a “half keto” lifestyle — yes, it’s a thing — that has resulted in an impressive 20-pound weight loss. Scroll through the gallery below to see all of the photos.
Believe it or not, Angelina’s current diet was influenced by her costar and longtime frenemy Vinny Guadagnino. “So … I listened to Vinny, which is so cute, and I sort of did half keto,” Ang told E! on June 14.
“On Sundays I gave myself a cheat day, which I think Vinny does, too,” she explained. “I basically followed what Vinny told me to do. Never in a million years would you think that I would be listening to Vinny.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the keto diet, no worries! We’ve got you covered. Basically, it’s a high-fat, low-carb diet. Someone like Vinny, 31, however, is a strictly no carbs kind of guy … and for good reason. “I’m not someone who can eat whatever I want and remain thin. With my genetics, if I look at a piece of bread I gain weight,” he explained on his “Keto Guido” Instagram page.
“So, if I tell you that a way of eating causes real results, I mean it … I have to work for anything I have. I’m also natural and have never taken any supplements or steroids,” Vinny assured his followers. “I’m not saying if you ‘go Keto’ you’ll automatically get skinny and ripped.”
“It still takes work — especially at first — to navigate through this sugar and grain world. It also takes hard work to fast, suffer in the gym and exercise, get good sleep, not party all the time, and live a balanced healthy life … but for me , keto is the only way of eating which easily serves as a foundation for my healthy lifestyle to function. It’s sustainable and enjoyable,” the Double Shot at Love star concluded.
Wow! With passion like that it’s no wonder that Angelina decided to embrace the diet. So much so, that she’s showing off her killer new figure all over social media. “Very happy with my current weight loss. When you try, you succeed,” she captioned a recent Boomerang.
Unsurprisingly, her friends and followers flocked to the post to share their praise. “You look absolutely amazing, girl!” one user commented. “Congratulations! You look amazing at any size!” added another.
Just because Angelina is the healthiest she’s even been, doesn’t mean that she hasn’t faced her fair share of hardships over the past few months. In fact, speaking exclusively with Life & Style during WE tv’s Bridezillas Fashion Show, the NYC native opened up about her ongoing battle with depression.
“To have depression, it’s such an uphill battle and I feel for everyone that has it because it’s hard to have it,” she continued. “But, if you know how to cope with it, you have to have loved ones near you.” Fortunately, Angelina’s beau is 100 percent supportive of his ladylove’s struggles. “Thank God he’s someone I can lean on and stuff like that,” she gushed.
Angelina continued to fawn over her beau, “He knows the deal. He knows I love him and he’s there for me and he’s such a great guy. He’s my fiancé, he’s my rock.” How sweet. We’re so glad to hear that Angelina has the support she needs and more importantly, deserves.
Unfortunately, she isn’t that close with many members of her family, so Chris being there for Ang is beyond important to her. “Thank God for him because I don’t have a family really,” she explained. “I have my sister, my uncle … and that’s it. I don’t talk to my mother, I don’t talk to my father.”
“That’s another reason why I have deep-seated issues from my childhood that nobody knows about,” Ang confessed, adding that she hopes she can talk more about that during the upcoming season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.
In conclusion: Ang is one strong lady! We’re so proud of her for opening up about her mental health, weight loss and family life. She’s come such a long way from using black garbage bags as a luggage, huh?