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Who Is Paulie Calafiore From The Challenge?

Season 2 of The Challenge USA is back, and it’s brimming with excitement for its audience. Fans of the previous season will recognize the format, with crossover stars from hit shows like Big Brother, Survivor, and The Amazing Race. Among the returning faces is the ever-present reality TV and CBS star Paulie Calafiore.

Get To Know Paulie Calafiore

Paulie Calafiore From The Challenge
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Born on November 13, 1988, in Howell Township, New Jersey, Paulie Calafiore is the offspring of Linda and Paul Jr. Calafiore. He shares his family life with two younger siblings: his brother Cody, who won Big Brother 22: All-Stars, and his sister Angelina.


Paul finished his high school education in New Jersey, and then headed to Rutgers University. During his time there, Paul joined the Scarlet Knights football team and became one of the standout players.


Paul is quite striking, standing approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing around 70 kg. His well-defined biceps measure 15 inches, and his hands are adorned with a tattoo. His appearance is further characterized by dark brown hair and matching brown eyes.

Social Media

Among the cast of The Challenge USA season 2, Paulie is notably active on social media. His diverse career in reality TV, modeling, and fitness keeps his 283k Instagram followers, around 90k Twitter followers, and over 300k TikTok followers regularly updated.

Personal Life

Paulie is not gay at all. Paulie’s love life even has been a rollercoaster. He’s in a relationship with Massachusetts native Cara Maria Sorbello, whom he met in 2018 on MTV’s The Challenge: Final Reckoning. Their relationship has had its ups and downs, including a scandal involving Paulie’s infidelity with ex-girlfriend Daniella Maltby.

Before Cara, Paulie dated Bachelor contestant Danielle Maltby, starting on January 29, 2018. Without any public breakup, he began dating Cara in June 2018. Additionally, his past romance with Zakiyah Everette also caught media attention.

Career And Occupations

Paulie’s career isn’t confined to reality TV. Besides being a prominent figure in that sphere, he’s also a DJ, model, and personal trainer. Before stepping into the Big Brother house, the reality star had a career as a DJ, joining Vesey Entertainment in 2005 to spin the decks.

His journey took a new turn when he became a houseguest on Big Brother’s 18th season. During his time on the show, he found himself on the nomination block three times. His stay was cut short during week 8, when he was sent packing under the Head of Household (HOH) rule enforced by Victor.

His passion for fitness has also become a significant part of his life in recent years. As the co-owner of Sweat Elite Fitness and creator of “Calafiore 360 Fitness,” Paulie’s influence extends beyond the screen into the world of personal training and wellness.