I’ve made no secret of my crush on Vinny from Jersey Shore. However, a tipster sent us this photo from Vinny from back in his college days, when he wasn’t quite the tattooed studmuffin he is now. Before he was being ushered to the front of the line at clubs in South Beach, Vinny Guadagnino was slumming it in the dorms at the State University of New York at New Paltz, in upstate New York. That’s where this photo was taken in 2005.

I’m not going to hate on Vinny for going through an awkward phase. I, too, get better with age.