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Pauly D's wiki by Tom Kershaw

Pauly D, whose real name is Paul DelVecchio, was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island.

Pauly D is a Catholic, an Italian-American Catholic. These particular traits, among various others, combine to make what some might call a “Guido.” Hey, we didn’t say it, Pauly D said it:

I was born and raised a guido. It’s just a lifestyle, it’s being Italian, it’s representing, family, friends, tanning, gel, everything.[1]

And yes, being a Guido comes with a certain Catholic obligation. Pauly D admitted to being a Catholic during the first season of “Jersey Shore”[2] and at least one fan called Catholicism the seventh character on the series.[3]

Pauly D shows it off with cross tattoos[4] and wearing crosses and rosaries[5] and no doubt a Hail Mary escaped his lips every now and then during some of the more sticky situations in “The Jersey Shore.”

Is he a good Catholic? A devout Catholic? Only God can judge, as they say. But I was informed by a couple of Catholic Hollowverse readers that sex before marriage is a big no-no in the Catholic religion–and anyone who’s watched even two or three episodes of “The Jersey Shore” knows Pauly D isn’t living up to that particular edict.

Yeaaaaah politics!

Sadly, Pauly D’s political affiliation and/or views either largely don’t exist or he’s rather quiet about them.

He was part of a video, along with a few other celebrities, encouraging Americans to not forget the events of September 11, 2001, so you know Pauly D has his patriotic moments. And even though he grew up in Rhode Island, when Hurricane Sandy decimated the New Jersey shoreline, Pauly D stepped in with charity concerts and appeals for help from the rest of America.[6] He said, “We all need to help rebuild.”[7]

I don’t even know where to begin speculating what Pauly D’s political views might be. He’s young, Italian-American, rich… what could that mean? He’s OK with having gay fans–but just OK. He said:

That’s fine. We’ve got all kinds of fans. They range from guys, girls, old people, young people, all nationalities. That’s great. The more fans, the better.[8]

Sounds good, keep us updated in the comments.


  1. Pauly D Quotes, DJ Pauly D Delveccio from MTV Jersey Shore, PaulyD ↩︎

  2. Life at “The Jersey Shore.” ↩︎

  3. Was “Jersey Shore” Cancelled for Being Too Heterosexual and Too Catholic? ↩︎

  4. Pauly D keeps it Klassy ↩︎

  5. Life at “The Jersey Shore.” ↩︎

  6. Pauly D Remixes it up for charity. ↩︎

  7. Pauly D Remixes it up for charity. ↩︎

  8. Pauly D Riffs on Sex Tape, Gay Issue, Turning 30 ↩︎