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VIDEO: From Dud To Stud – See The Situation Back In High School

Before he was flashing his abs on red carpets coast-to-coast, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was something of an ugly duckling.

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The Jersey Shore heartbreaker appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday, and Leno had a blast from the past waiting for the MTV star: his high school yearbook photo. The picture shows Sorrentino, a magazine cover boy now, fighting what looked to be a bad case of acne and an even worse haircut — think Napoleon Dynamite with a touch of GTL.

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“I’m surprised you didn’t get an acne commercial,” Leno teased.

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Sorrentino responded: “At that point in his career, The Situation was on the way up … he needed a little improvement.”

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“You couldn’t have gotten much lower!” Leno said.

Sorrentino said that he was actually a popular kid in high school, and voted “Best Body” and “Biggest Flirt” by his class.

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The new season of Jersey Shore premieres on MTV Thursday, July 29 at 10/9c.