Vinny Guadagnino Is Hammerhead — Interview – Hollywood Life
‘Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino was revealed as Hammerhead on ‘The Masked Dancer.’ He spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about how dancing within the costume was the ‘hardest factor’ he’s needed to do and extra.
The Tremendous Six took the stage as soon as once more in the course of the Jan. 27 episode of The Masked Dancer. On the finish of the episode, Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino was unmasked because the beefy Hammerhead. HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Vinny all about his Masked Dancer journey.
Whereas it could have regarded prefer it was simple to bop within the Hammerhead costume, it was something however simple. Vinny revealed that he needed to put on a 40-pound muscle swimsuit to create the phantasm of the Hammerhead, and it was a “battle” to carry out each week. He additionally opened up concerning the “intense” rehearsals and whether or not or not he’d be all the way down to do Dancing With the Stars sooner or later. Learn our Q&A beneath.
Why did you wish to do The Masked Dancer? What intrigued you concerning the present?
Vinny Guadagnino: I’ve been a fan of The Masked Singer. It’s such an enjoyable present. I at all times thought to myself, regardless that I don’t know tips on how to sing, I’d nonetheless love to determine how to do this present, and I positively would have. However when The Masked Dancer got here alongside, I used to be like, it’s a part of my favourite present household, however, it’s also one thing a little bit extra in my wheelhouse. Although I’m not a knowledgeable dancer, I can in all probability make dancing work greater than I could make singing work. It was only a no-brainer, actually.
How did you decide on the Hammerhead costume?
Vinny Guadagnino: So they simply offered me the costume. As quickly as they simply confirmed it to me, I used to be like, that is it. It made full sense. It was excellent. It was enjoyable, and I fell in love properly from the start.
What was it like performing within the costume?
Vinny Guadagnino: It’s torture. I’m not going to lie. It’s the hardest factor I’ve ever needed to do, actually. It’s laborious sufficient for me to learn to dance, however, I have a 40-pound muscle swimsuit on, I’m sporting this masks, you may see, you may actually breathe, you may really feel something, you’re sporting gloves. So there’s one other layer of the problem that folks don’t actually notice after they’re watching the present. They suppose you’re sporting a cute little costume. That factor is a problem in itself. It was a battle each week, however, I attempted to determine it out.
You stated you had a 40-pound swimsuit on?
Vinny Guadagnino: I had a muscle swimsuit on as a result of that was a part of my phantasm of being the Hammerhead was the jacked muscular tissues. Folks thought that these have been actual muscular tissues, however, that was a swimsuit. I’m very skinny in actual life.
You’re no stranger to TV and performing, however, what was it like performing for the primary time on The Masked Dancer stage in that costume?
Vinny Guadagnino: It was the toughest, most troublesome factor and courageous factor that I’ve ever needed to do as a result of I’ve danced and carried out and hosted issues or no matter, however, I’d by no means actually be judged. I by no means danced for individuals judging me. Additionally, it’s not my forte. I’m not a knowledgeable dancer. I don’t wish to be judged on the whole, not to mention for one thing that I’m studying for the primary time. So I simply sort of used it as gasoline. I needed to simply show this to myself and to the world that it’s one thing that I might do. After you do it, it’s the most important rush on the earth as a result of it’s such a payoff for one thing that you just by no means thought that you could possibly do. But additionally, I’ll say that it’s such an enjoyable surrounding. The panelists are all tremendous individuals. Craig [Robinson] is nice. The producers couldn’t be nicer. It was enjoyable expertise.
What have been rehearsals like for you?
Vinny Guadagnino: The rehearsals have been actually intense. The primary week I truly realized two dances on the identical time. I’ve by no means realized any choreography, so I went from that to studying like one dance and one other dance the following day after which get to return to the primary one. It’s a must to observe and nobody can know who you’re besides your dance associate, so you need to rehearse in a face defend, sweatshirt, gloves, and a masks. It was loopy, however I turned hooked on the method. I actually was going again to my resort room training each night time as a result of I needed to nail it.
You’re very devoted to a keto way of life. Would you say that your way of life helped you when it comes to stamina and vitality when it got here to training for the present?
Vinny Guadagnino: This can be a very athletic kind of factor, particularly when your physique isn’t used to a sure kind of exercise. Actually, I used to be limping the primary week from dancing. I’ve been going to gyms my entire life, however I used to be like, oh my God, that is killing my physique in a great way. I like the exercise of it, the burning the energy of it. If I wasn’t as athletic as I’m now and every little thing, then it might have been much more difficult for me.
Now that you just’ve accomplished The Masked Dancer, have you ever given any thought to possibly doing one thing else Dancing With the Stars?
Vinny Guadagnino: Yeah. Critically, I like one of these present and the problem of it. So I’m positively open to that. But additionally, I actually fell in love with the individuals and the manufacturing of this present and people different forms of reveals. I’d like to be a visitor panelist or choose or one thing like that, and simply come again and share my expertise as a result of I had such time with this present. I’m additionally down to simply maintain dancing on the whole or no matter kind of efficiency I might at all times do to entertain individuals.