With every episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation (and I am very required to watch every episode) the guidos and guidettes are repeatedly reminding us that a lot has changed since they first met in Seaside Heights…but is "growing up" a part of that? Because it seems like the Jersey Shore cast today is only different in spades than their hard-partying early season counterparts. I mean, sure, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley are taking a breather from day-drinking to cry about their kids. Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino is preaching sobriety, positivity, and understanding like a cult leader. That kind of behavior is duly noted. And yet every time Ronnie Ortiz-Magro throws a temper tantrum on a girlfriend or Snickers falls head-over-heels at the club, I can't help but feel like rehashing the same nonsense they were up to nearly 10 years ago. And not just because that's what the scriptwriters are going for. As Ronnie sagely said in the trailer, "We're older, but I don't think we're any wiser."
Truth is, there's some kind of hierarchy when it comes to growing up, and we're here to get to the bottom of it. So after intense observation (and subject to further f–kery on Jersey Shore Family Vacation), we decided to informally rank Jersey Shore stars by how much they've grown. Scroll down and see how each Jersey Shore cast member has been ranked by level of maturity.