Whatever you think of her, controversial Jersey Shore cast member Angelina Pivarnick has come a long way since the old days.
You remember the old days. When she was referred to as the Staten Island dump, the dirty hamster, the Rob Kardashian of SI, and so on.
Sure, she still gets roasted by her housemates from time to time, but gone are the days when Angelina was a shrinking violet of sorts.
Back then, she would respond to the torrent of trash-talk by cramming all of her belongings into a Hefty back and heading home.
On the most recent seasons of Shore, Angelina has toughed it out -- even after that infamous bridesmaids' speech at her wedding.
Hey, toughing it out means making big bucks as a regular cast member on one of the most lucrative reality shows on TV.
Those massive paydays mean plenty of cash to spend on all kinds of things, including a Jersey Shore favorite: plastic surgery.
And, like Snooki and JWoww before her, Angelina has taken full advantage by undergoing a number of cosmetic procedures.
To her credit, Pivarnick's not shy about the work she's had done. In fact, she delights in sharing the results.
Case in point, Angelina's latest bikini selfie that she bestowed upon her 1.2 million Instagram followers.
Now, early signs of spring are everywhere these days, and we're as geared up as anyone for a pandemic-free summer.
But the northeast is still about two months away from bikini season, which means that Angeliners went the extra mile.
She donned this swimwear strictly for your viewing pleasure.
And regardless of how she came by that figure, there's no denying that she's looking good these days.
There was a time when Angelina would have taken this opportunity to send a message to her haters.
Instead, she's now encouraging her followers to help make the only world we've got a better place.
"You have the power to make people feel good," she captioned her picture, in (breast) uplifting fashion.
“Let’s all use that power today and say one nice thing to a stranger. I promise you will make them smile."
"Life is super short and we should all learn to love each other a little bit more.”
Taking a cue from Angie's positive caption, most of the commenters kept their remarks complimentary.
In a true sign of the times, Pivarnick's followers hailed her as “beautiful,” “amazing,” and “awesome."
“@angelinamtv you are killing it sis!!!!" wrote one particularly enthusiastic commenter.
Thankfully, the post was refreshingly free of jokes and speculation about what sort of procedured Angelina has undergone.
In a way the Shore star - not known for being savvy 10 years ago - has learned a key lesson about managing one's rep:
You can get in front of those rumors by always being upfront.
In other words, the 34-yer-old Angelina loves plastic surgery, unabashedly, and it makes her feel good. Like her best self.
And she doesn't care who knows it.
Speaking out after she received her most recent butt lift, Pivarnick revealed that she'd rather go under the knife than do a squat.
Singular. Not even a single one.
“I don’t do squats. I haven’t done one squat in like years and I’m not going to do squats," the Shore star told Page Six.
“I took the easy way out. Sorry, I don’t care! Like, I’m going to be honest.”
Like we said ... staying out in front all the way.
You might disagree with Angelina's views on physical fitness, but you have to give her props for not mincing words.
Angelina might look more like Kim Kardashian by the day, but there's no denying that the look is working for her.
And even Vinny Guadagnino can't hate on that.