Star of ‘Jersey Shore’ & Recovering Drug Addict
Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino rose to fame as a cast member of MTV’s #1 cable television show, Jersey Shore. Since joining Jersey Shore, Sorrentino has become a worldwide pop and cultural icon, exemplified by the show’s stature as one of television’s most viewed programs, averaging more than 8 million viewers each week. Sorrentino was also…
Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino rose to fame as a cast member of MTV’s #1 cable television show, Jersey Shore. Since joining Jersey Shore, Sorrentino has become a worldwide pop and cultural icon, exemplified by the show’s stature as one of television’s most viewed programs, averaging more than 8 million viewers each week.
Sorrentino was also a contestant on Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars and completed a season of Celebrity Big Brother (UK), where he was a finalist. Yet, all of his fast fame came with a price: the dark side of addiction.
Sorrentino had a loving and caring family alongside his successful television career. Always a kindhearted person who prided himself on being healthy, Sorrentino soon entered the world of addiction after injuring his back on Dancing with the Stars. To counter the pain, he was prescribed prescription painkillers. Before long, “The Situation” that fans thought they knew was suffering from a continuous cycle of pain and prescription painkiller abuse, struggling just to get through each day.
Fortunately, with the support of his family and friends, Sorrentino bravely sought the help he needed and is now enjoying the road to recovery. Now a successful entrepreneur and business owner, Sorrentino shares his personal story with colleges, associations, health groups and his many fans around the world.
Sorrentino’s humorous, charismatic, and candid delivery will provide an in-depth look at how this reality star followed his passion, fell down hard, and picked himself up and found that he was even stronger than before. By speaking from an honest place, Sorrentino can spark important discussions about drug use, recovery and fame. Whether you are looking for someone in which to relate, share your struggle or learn how to overcome addiction, Sorrentino has become more than a face and a story, but an inspiration for personal success.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
What’s The Situation: An Evening with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
This light hearted evening with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino can be tailored to your event’s requirements. From speaking about his meteoric rise to fame, his life inside reality television, or becoming a pop culture icon, the evening is sure to be engaging and informative. An evening with Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino can also include a tailored speech followed by an engaging and no holds barred question and answer session. Make no mistake – your audience is going to love The Situation!
Twelve Rounds: My Personal Battle with Addiction and My Road to Recovery
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino describes with colorful detail his personal battle with addiction and his eventual epiphany that led him down the road of recovery. Michael shares the good, bad and ugly truths of addiction and how it affected his personal and professional life. His message of hope, never giving up and finding yourself again when all seems lost is a message that is sure to resonate with any audience.
Against All Odds: Turning My Personal Trials into Fantastic Triumphs
Follow your dreams no matter the odds against you. It is true we all face daunting trials in our lives. Some are small and some are great, but to achieve your dreams you must be willing to overcome your fears of failure, criticism, and loss and open your heart and mind to opportunity and the power of believing in yourself. This powerful speech is built upon inspiration, dedication, and believing in yourself when not many others do. It is the true inspirational story of Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino. Fascinating anecdotal stories only enhance and drive home Michael’s personal message that anything can be achieved through the power of believing in yourself.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino: CBS New York - Michael Sorrentino
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