Most of us met Angelina Pivarnick when she appeared on the hit MTV show Jersey Shore. Angelina starred alongside Pauly D, JWoww and the crew before exiting the show temporarily once and then permanently after a dramatic fight with Snooki.
"Enough was enough," she told The Seven. "I couldn't take the abuse anymore, so I just decided - I love my family and friends back home; those are the people that really love me for who I am - so I'm just going to leave and be with those people."
As we've seen with so many former reality stars, building a new life after reality TV isn't always easy. Some stay in the industry and do other reality shows, while others branch off and start businesses, get corporate jobs and the like.
Angelina actually decided to enter EMT school after her exit from Jersey Shore. "Being the 'Jersey Shore' b**ch is in the past ... now, my future is saving lives," she told TMZ back in 2013...and it looks like she kept her promise!
The former reality star is now living in Staten Island and making a living as an EMT. "People really didn't have faith in me," she explained on E!'s True Hollywood Story: Life After Reality TV. "But I proved them wrong, and now I have a career I want."
Huge props to Angelina - not only for finding an awesome career, but for picking one where she's helping save lives.