Last season on Jersey Shore, Sammi Giancola‘s maybe-friendship maybe-hookup with Arvin Lal caused even more drama than usual in her match-made-in-hell relationship with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Arvin gave an interview to Brown Girl about his experience on the show. Interesting thing I learned: Indian-American people can be Guidos too!
Arvin says that he knew both The Situation and Sammi (whom he calls Samantha) before the show. He also says he was around hanging out with the gang when they filmed the initial Jersey Shore pilot episode. As for his role in the Sammi/Ronnie drama? “After seeing the Miami season, I assumed Ronnie and Sam were not together [based on Ronnie cheating on Sam]. When Sam contacted me, I thought she just wanted to hang out,” he said. “But when I saw Snooki and Jenni [JWoww] and everyone’s face when they saw me, I knew something was up. Sam was portrayed badly on the show, when really I was just being a friend. I never thought our past would be brought up.”
It turns out that being on three episodes of Jersey Shore is enough to make Arvin want to aspire to Situation levels of famewhoredom. He claims he’s “in talks” with production companies and has considered doing Bollywood. He also has a website, which is creatively titled arvinjerseyshore.com. “I feel like American TV has only seen a piece of me,” he says. “I have a lot to offer.” Might I suggest hooking up with fellow Jersey Shore also-ran Angelina Pivarnick? She’s single now.