Castmates From Jersey Shore To Participate In Mohegan Sun’s 15th Anniversary Celebrations


Ronnie Ortiz, Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese to host free Reality Check event in The Shops at Mohegan Sun and appearance at Ultra 88 Night Club
WHAT:  Let the fist-pumping begin! As part of Mohegan Sun’s month-long celebration, Ronnie Ortiz, Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese of Jersey Shore will host a special, high-energy Reality Check event on Friday, October 21st in The Shops at Mohegan Sun. This free live event will feature a question & answer period at 7:00pm followed by a signing event at 7:45pm. The castmates will also be making an appearance at Ultra 88 Night Club later that evening.
WHEN:  Friday, October 21st at 7:00pm in The Shops at Mohegan Sun
IN DETAIL:  Presented by The Shops at Mohegan Sun, Reality Check is an exciting and interactive event that brings the best and brightest stars from the reality TV world to Mohegan Sun.  Reality Check events provide fans with the ultimate exposure to their favorite reality stars with engaging, live exhibitions in The Shops at Mohegan Sun followed by intimate signing events. Events are free and open to all ages.
ABOUT RONNIE:  Ronnie Ortiz was born in the Bronx, NY to Puerto-Rican & Italian parents. Prior to his stardom on Jersey Shore in 2009 as one of the original cast members, Ronnie was working with his dad in the real estate business. During the course of the hit reality show, “guido” Ronnie has been involved in an on-again/off-again relationship with “guidette” and fellow original castmate Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola.  This year, he entered the fashion world with the launch of “Jersey Laundry,” a line of designer T-shirts.
ABOUT SAMMI:  Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola hails from Hazlet, New Jersey. In high school, she was a four-year varsity letter winner and a midfielder on the William Paterson University women’s soccer team. An original cast member of Jersey Shore, Sammi found an instant attraction to roommate Ronnie Ortiz and the two started dating three episodes into the 1st season. This spring, Sammi launched her new fragrance “Dangerous.”
 ABOUT DEENA:  Deena Cortese, who describes herself as the “Blast in a Glass,” grew up in the small town of New Egypt, New Jersey.  She auditioned for season one of Jersey Shore along with longtime friend Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.  Nicole was picked for the cast, but Deena didn’t make the cut. Determined, she eventually reunited with “Snooki” and joined the cast for season 3 replacing Angelina who left the house during the 2nd season.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:  Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting
This event is part of Mohegan Sun’s month-long 15th anniversary celebration. Be sure to check out for all the latest updates on events, celebrity appearances, special offers and other anniversary celebrations.