A Family Photo Album, 'Jersey Shore' Style

It's hard to remember that behind the veneer of spray tans and hair gel, the Jersey Shore cast members are regular old people. The MTV photo album "When I was 17" lets us into the awkward adolescent lives of our favorite guidos and guidettes, showing us a glimpse of their humble upbringings. The album includes some real gems, including our favorite, this photo of Mike "The Situation" looking chipper in a snazzy turtleneck:

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See the full album at MTV.com.

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Rebecca Greenfield is a former staff writer at The Wire.

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