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Byline: Oliver M. Pulumbarit, Contributor
IN THE INITIAL season of the hit reality series Jersey Shore, eight attractive housemates spend the summer in a beach house, where they become buddies, bicker, and hang out with people they meet in nearby bars.
The twentysomethings have to work in shifts for the guy who owns the Jersey Shore house, so they sell shirts at his shop before club-hopping. The partying happens almost nightly; the group is accompanied by cameras documenting shallow and serious drama whenever it manifests.
The cast members are now celebrities because of their good looks, hot bods, or some surrounding controversies. Most of them are vain, …