Is that you, Pauly D?! The 37-year-old DJ, who rose to fame on the reality show Jersey Shore, looks almost unrecognizable in recent pictures — and we can't help but wonder if plastic surgery is to blame. With six years having passed since the last season of the hit MTV show aired, Pauly is turning some heads on the Jersey Shore: Family Vacation reboot.
Since his days partying down the shore, Pauly went on to pursue a career as a DJ. Judging from his Instagram, he’s been keeping busy since the sixth season of Jersey Shore. He performs regularly at clubs in major cities, and he even made his return to reality TV on the first season of E!’s Famously Single — a show dedicated to helping celebrities who are notorious for being unlucky in love.
Pauly worked closely with relationship experts to help him find love — but he didn’t have to look very far because he ended up hitting it off with his co-star, Danity Kane singer and former Donald Trump Jr. mistress Aubrey O’Day. During their time on the show, Aubrey and Pauly's back-and-forth flirting helped spark up their own relationship, but it all came crashing down in July 2017. "They broke up," a source told E! News over the summer. "Pauly is the one that broke up with Aubrey. She was pressuring him to get a ring, and he was not there yet. They are done. He hopes to remain friends with her, [but] she is pretty upset." ("It was a long time coming," an insider told People of the couple's split. "They were always on and off. But it seems like it's done for good now.")
Now that the highly-anticipated Jersey Shore reboot is here, we're curious to see if Pauly addresses his breakup with ex-girlfriend Aubrey— or his changed face! The reality star will make his return to the hit show, along with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz- Magro, and Deena Cortese. Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola unfortunately declined the invitation to appear on the reboot.
Click through the gallery to see the father-of-one's jaw-dropping transformation!