Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola
New Jersey native Sammi Giancola rose from obscurity to capture the attention of millions of viewers after appearing on the hit reality series "Jersey Shore" (MTV, 2009- ). She moved into the Seaside Heights shore house as a college student looking to have a little fun, but it was clear from the first episode that Giancola was set to break a few hearts along the way. As one of eight Italian-Americans living under one roof, Giancola was equal parts girl-next-door and sassy vixen. She often stood up to her alpha male housemates, exchanged heated words with several female locals, and won the heart of her hot-tempered but sweet co-star Ronnie Magro. The couple's rocky relationship played out in front of the cameras, and with every tearful breakup and blissful make-up, Giancola helped turn "Jersey Shore" from a TV guilty pleasure into a cultural phenomenon.