After the triumphant sneak peek of the [article id="1640875"]second season of "Jersey Shore"[/article] at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, castmember [article id="1640989"]Pauly D[/article] has something else to pump his fist about.
The shiny-coiffed Rhode Island native has been nominated among a list of legendary DJs in the annual America's Best DJ competition. Granted, there are 100 names on the list, but the contest encourages fans of club music to vote for their favorite plate spinner, and 2010 marks the first time D has made the list.
While there are plenty of lesser-known DJs on the list, Pauly will be going up against some of the hottest and most-respected names in the game, including Armand Van Helden, Bad Boy Bill, Bassnectar, A-Trak, Carl Craig, BT, Crystal Method, Cut Chemist, Danny Tenaglia, Derrick Carter, Diplo, Tommie Sunshine, Rob Swift, ?uestlove, Girl Talk, Frankie Knuckles, Peanut Butter Wolf, Mixmaster Mike, Moby, Junior Vasquez and Grandmaster Flash.
In his MySpace bio, 29-year-old Pauly (born Paul Delvecchio), says he's been DJing since he was 16 and began playing in clubs and private parties when he turned 18. "Pauly has the incredible ability to control and please a crowd," the bio explains. "This Italian DJ is definitely a ladies man to the fullest extreme, any spot he spins at will be packed with beautiful women, dying for a glimpse of him and what he does. What he is able to do with his hands and 2 turntables is utterly incredible. He has surpassed the capabilities of most local DJs and the vibe he brings is beyond powerful. He strides in keeping the dance floor moving and the way he feeds off their energy is fascinating."
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Season two of "Jersey Shore" premieres Thursday, July 29, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Be there!