Paul DelVecchio, a prominent disc jockey and celebrated American television personality, has garnered fame under his alias DJ Pauly D, most notably for his role as one of the housemates on the immensely popular MTV reality series titled “Jersey Shore.” Following this show’s triumph, Pauly became the trailblazer of his own MTV spin-off show named “The Pauly D Project.” Moreover, he has collaborated with luminaries like 50 Cent and Britney Spears, demonstrating his musical prowess. His accomplishments have been acknowledged with the honor of winning the Teen Choice Award twice, in both 2011 and 2012.
Born as Paul D. DelVecchio Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on July 5, 1980, to parents of Italian descent, Paul D. DelVecchio Sr. and Donna DiCarlo, he attended Johnston High School in Rhode Island. From a tender age, Paul was captivated by the art of DJing and made the resolute decision to pursue music, specifically as a disc jockey. He commenced his journey by gracing local clubs and bars with his musical prowess, soon amassing a devoted following and adopting the moniker Pauly D. It was under this name that he came to the attention of television producers and media influencers, eventually propelling him into the realm of show business.
Pauly D’s romantic liaisons within the industry have been few. However, in 2013, he jubilantly announced the birth of his daughter, Anabella Sophia, in New Jersey, though he chose to keep her mother’s identity private. In 2016, he embarked on a relationship with the musician and reality TV personality Aubrey O’Day, but their union was short-lived.
Selected by MTV for “Jersey Shore,” Pauly D had already established himself as a burgeoning DJ in his local circuit. The makers of the show approached him through Myspace and filmed him for a day, leading to his eventual casting in the show after six months.
Following his appearance on “Jersey Shore” in 2009, his music career flourished. In 2010, his single “Beat Dat Beat” earned him a nomination as “America’s Best DJ” for two consecutive years. His musical prowess also garnered attention from prestigious publications such as Time.
In 2011, he signed a noteworthy three-album deal with 50 Cent’s record labels and graced the stage alongside Britney Spears during the opening act of her “Femme Fatale Tour.” The subsequent year, he collaborated with Big Sean for his new albums.
Notably, Pauly D participated in the 2012 Fox show called “The Choice,” and his single “Back to Love,” featuring British singer Jay Sean, secured a spot on the UK Singles Chart. Additionally, he headlined his own 12-episode show, “The Pauly D Project,” which revolved around his illustrious DJ career.
In 2016, he made an appearance on the inaugural season of the reality TV show “Famously Single” and made his silver screen debut in “Spring Break Zombie Massacre.”
More recently, in 2018, he returned as a cast member for the reboot of “Jersey Shore,” titled “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.”
In tandem with his professional success, Pauly D has established a robust presence on social media, boasting 4 million followers on Twitter and over 3 million on Instagram.
Pauly D, or Paul D. DelVecchio Sr., embodies an American DJ luminary and television sensation, whose illustrious career has encompassed collaborations with major players in the music and Hollywood industries. Known for his exuberant persona, he proudly embraces his Italian heritage. Furthermore, he shares a loving bond with his sister, Vanessa.