- Took modeling classes as a child.
- For a time, he worked with his dad and grandfather in the real estate business.
- Made TV debut in December 2009 on MTV's reality show Jersey Shore.
- Dated fellow Jersey Shore castmate Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola.
- Book deal was announced in early 2010 to cowrite, along with Jersey Shore comrade Jenni "J-Woww" Farley, a how-to guide titled Never Fall in Love at the Jersey Shore.
- In 2011, he entered the world of fashion with the launch of Jersey Laundry, a line of designer T-shirts.
- Constance Ortiz — Mother
- Ronald Ortiz-Magro Sr. — Father
- Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola — Ex-significant Other