Janelle Pierzina has made her career out of reality television, and there is nothing wrong with that. She’s been active in the world of reality television since 2005, which means the world has had more than 15 years to get to know her. She’s a wife, a mom, a reality star, and an amazing competitor, but few people know too much about her. It’s time to take what you thought you knew about this star and learn what she’s really about, what she’s lived through, and how she feels about life. Here’s everything you need to know.
1. She’s an 80s Baby
She’s a real one, too. She wasn’t just born at the end of the decade with no memory of what it was like to live in one of the greatest times of childhood in recent history. She was born at the beginning of 1980, which means she had a full decade to appreciate all that the 80s had to offer. Her date of birth is January 10.
2. She’s Been On Reality Television Many Times
She’s not just a one and done reality star. Her first appearance was back in 2005 when she was part o the “Big Brother 6” house, and that started it all for her. She then went on to go into the 7th house, the 8th house, the All-Star House, and many more. She also followed it up with a stint on the “Amazing Race 31,” back in 2019. She’s not slowing down a bit.
3. She’s From Minnesota
She’s a born and raised Minnesota girl. Her parents must have liked it where they were from because they never left. She was born in Grand Rapids, and she also graduated from high school there. They never left, and she never had to go through the horrible process of being the new girl at a new school when she was growing up. That’s a big deal.
4. She’s a College Grad
When she was done with her high school career, she knew she was headed to college. She went to the University if Minnesota-Duluth, and she graduated a few years later. He degree is in communications, which she kind of uses now that she’s a reality television star.
5. She’s Had a Variety of Jobs
Before she added reality television star to her resume in the early 2000s, she was a variety of things. She was a cocktail waitress at one point. She was a model. She was also an actress. Those jobs did not pan out for her, but she has one now that she really enjoys. She’s a real estate agent, and she’s selling people their dreams.
6. She’s a Wife and Mom
Janelle Pierzina is a married woman. She got married back in 2010 to her husband, Jess DeSanto. Together, they have 3 children. Their first was born a year and-a-half after they got married. Violet came at the end of 2011, their first and only son, Lincoln, came in mid-2013, and their youngest daughter, Stella, was welcomed in fall 2014.
7. She’s Had Some Legal Troubles
At one point in her life when she was only 20-years-old, she had some legal trouble. She was arrested and charged with a DWI before she was even legal. She had to pay a fine and go to an alcohol awareness program. A year later, she was fined for theft from Macy’s, but she’s kept herself out of trouble since those few minor instances, and she’s proud of that.
8. She’s Got Goals
According to her, she’s got a big goal in her business. She’s looking to get to a day in her career as a real estate agent in which her business is nothing but repeat customers. She wants nothing but repeat and referrals, and that’s all she is looking for. She feels this speaks to her success, and that’s where she’s going in her life.
9. She’s Big on Relationships
If there is one thing that reality television has taught her that she could take into the world of success, it’s that the relationships you form matter the most. She’s so excited to really get to know her clients and to really form a close bond with them that’s special and unique to them. These are the ones that bring her the most joy, and she feels best when she’s in the middle of those.
10. She’s Into Giving Back
She’s been blessed with so much in the course of her lifetime, and she feels it is so important to give back. She is involved with charities such as “Give Kids the World,” and Habitat for Humanity. She does what she can to make sure that others feel light in their lives, too.