It's hard to imagine the "Jersey Shore" cast doing anything but GTL, drinking, sleeping, smushing and beating up the beat.
Now, MTV has made them the most famous group of orange people since the Oompa Loompas. But before that, it looks like JWoww, Snooki, Vinny and the rest of the cast members of "Jersey Shore" -- who return to Seaside on Thurs., Jan. 5 at 10 p.m. for Season 5 -- were pretty typical high school students. See the three of them below and see all the amazing photos and the entire gallery of "Jersey Shore" stars before the fame, at Snakkle.com.
Check out a blonde JWoww posing for her sophomore portrait at Columbia High School in East Greenbush, New York in 2001.
There's also pouf-less, bespectacled Snooki from Marlboro High School in Marlboro, New York in 2006.
And apparently, some things haven't changed: Vinny was always a baller.