Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., publicly known as DJ Pauly D, is an American television personality and DJ. He is best known for being a housemate on MTV’s reality show Jersey Shore. In August 2011, he announced a pending three album deal with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records and G-Note Records. Take a look below for 21 more fun and fascinating facts about DJ Pauly D.
1. DelVecchio was born on July 5, 1980, in Providence, Rhode Island.
2. He is the son of Donna DiCarlo and Paul D. DelVecchio Sr.
3. He has said that he is of “100% Italian” descent.
4. He has one sister, Vanessa.
5. He began his career as a local DJ under the moniker Pauly D.
6. One of his professional idols was DJ AM.
7. DelVecchio was cast in 2009 for Jersey Shore. He has stated that his being chosen for Jersey Shore had nothing to do with his music, but that they instead sent him a Myspace message after liking his look.
8. After he sent them his number, “The casting directors called me from LA and they said they wanted to send down a camera crew to Rhode Island to film a day in my life. They filmed me at the gym, filmed me tanning and filmed me going to the club. Six months later they said I got on the show. I never really auditioned.”
9. His appearance in the show resulted in popularity with what TIME dubbed “seriously rabid fans.”
10. He won the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice Reality Star: Male.
11. He was a contestant in June 2012 on the Fox show called The Choice.
12. DelVecchio is the first housemate from Jersey Shore to receive his own spin-off. The show focused on his DJ career as he goes on a tour around America.
13. The show, originally called DelVecchio was later renamed The Pauly D Project. It premiered on MTV on March 29, 2012.
14. In 2018, DelVecchio rejoined the Jersey Shore castmates for a sequel series, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation set in Miami.
15. He was also nominated for the “America’s Best DJ” competition in 2010 and 2011.
16. After numerous rumors, on August 11, 2011, Pauly D confirmed to XXL that he had signed a three-album deal with 50 Cent’s labels G-Unit Records and G-Note Records and that he will also be releasing headphones under the label.
17. In 2011, DelVecchio announced that he would open for Britney Spears on her Femme Fatale Tour in North America in selected cities.
18. In July 2012, DelVecchio tweeted that Big Sean was with him in the studio working on his new album, which will be released in 2013.
19. In August 2012, Wrestling Inc. reported that Pauly D would be the social media ambassador for SummerSlam.
20. In October 2013, he announced that he was the father of a daughter, Amabella Sophia, born in New Jersey.
21. In April 2019, Pauly D appeared on the MTV reality dating series Double Shot at Love, along with Jersey Shore castmate Vinny Guadagnino.