The first episode of Season 5 of "Jersey Shore" started off with, you guessed it, a serious amount of drama. At the center of the melee was Snooki and "The Unit" with a supporting role from "The Situation." The Unit made an appearance on the show last year through voice alone while on the phone with Mike. As of now, it seems he's got all the negative attributes of The Situation without any of the positive. He may end up being more disliked than The Situation. But who is this guy anyway? Here are six things you should know about The Unit on "Jersey Shore."
The basics: Although called "The Unit," his real name is Jonathan (Jonny) Manfre. He's a 32-year-old from Manalapan, New Jersey. He's been best friends with Mike since the two were kids. According to his page on Model Mayhem, the brunette is 6' and has green eyes.
Profession: Jonny is a trainer and was in Mike's workout video - "The Situation Workout."
Drama involvement: He's one part of the Mike / Snooki drama. He hooked up with Snooki's best friend Ryder while Snooki allegedly got busy with Mike. Herein lies the drama; Snooki denies she hooked up with Mike because she was dating her boyfriend Jionni LaValle at the time (and still is).
Arrest background: He was arrested on July 24, 2011 at 3:16am at the "Jersey Shore" house after he was found to be in possession of a "white powdery substance."
One thing is for certain - Jonny is going to be like a wrecking ball in the "Jersey Shore" house, especially when it comes to Snooki. Even if you dislike the guy, he's certainly going to make Season 5 a lot more interesting if he keeps up his antics.
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