MTV has unveiled the cast for the latest season of their long running hit – The Real World. The Real World DC is set to premier Wednesday, December 30th at 10 PM ET/PT.
This season was filmed for 3 months as production began on July 2nd, with filming wrapping up on October 12th.
MTV released the following statement regarding the new cast and season -
With high hopes and expectations, eight new roommates come to our nation’s capital for the 23rd season of The Real World, each pursuing their own passions and goals whether it be music or photography, political cartooning, or campaigning for Human Rights — while enjoying DC’s exuberant and diverse nightlife. Swept up in the excitement of the new administration to serve and impact change, the roommates experience their own personal growth and life changes: a small town Texas girl realizes her dream; the jokester of the house has to get serious when it comes to love; a dysfunctional romance threatens to divide the house; and a young man learns that coming out is not only a personal choice but a political one as well.
MORE PHOTOS AND BIO OF EACH CAST MEMBER IS BELOW –
Andrew Woods, 21, West Minster, Colorado – The annoying little brother that you love to hate, but secretly love…describes twenty-one year old Andrew. He is an individual, to say the least; this fun-loving, free spirit from the suburbs of Denver will say anything to get a rise out of people. Often spotted around town wearing a panda hat, Andrew is a local legend for his witty, often offensive, politically incorrect comics.
Ashley Lindley, 22, San Francisco, California – Ashley is a Portuguese beauty, with a hot temper and a blunt demeanor. She’s passionate and compassionate…and very opinionated, especially when it comes to heated topics like politics and religion. Ashley might be the most politically aware of the eight roommates. She was an Obama delegate from Vegas, and she will debate anyone, anytime about anything.
Callie Walker, Gavelston, Texas – Callie may be a small town girl, but she doesn’t plan to stay that way. This Texas native spent her childhood years falling on hard times and at one point living in a warehouse, then a junkyard — an experience that for years made her the butt of her classmates’ jokes. A free-spirit vegan, Callie has always felt a little out of place in her conservative Texas town, and she’s just chomping at the bit to break free and chase her dreams of becoming a photographer.
Emily Schromm, 21, Kirksville, Missouri – A Midwestern girl who, until now, had never been East of Illinois, twenty-one year old Emily was raised in a fundamentalist Christian cult. Since breaking out from the cult, her daredevil nature has led her to throw herself into new things and broaden her horizons in every facet of her life.
Erika Lauren Wasilewski, 21, Chicago, Illinois – Erika is the melodramatic singer, and if there’s one thing this Windy City rocker wants to make clear about herself, it’s that she doesn’t sing backup. Whether playing a gig or just chilling in the house, Erika likes to take center stage.
Josh Colon, 23, Philadelphia, Pennysilvania – Josh has Philly pride, but that doesn’t mean this twenty-three year old wants to serve up Philly cheese steaks for the rest of his life. This Puerto Rican/Italian glam rocker/rapper has dreams of making it big in the entertainment industry with his punk-funkadelic sound. Always one to look his sharpest, Josh is the quintessential ladies’ man.
Mike Manning, 22, Thornton, Colorado – In high school, Mike was the typical jock…a star athlete, prom king, popular with all the girls…an all around golden child from a Christian family. But that’s where the stereotype ends. Mike realized several years ago that, for him, love knows no gender. He dates guys and girls, and is still questioning whether he’s bi-sexual or gay.
Ty Ruff, 22, Baltimore, Maryland – Ty is not one to let the worst get the best of him. Abandoned by his biological parents, Ty was shuffled around foster homes before being adopted at age five; and he grew up in a part of Baltimore he compares to “The Wire.” Despite growing up in the church, he is anti-religion and thinks believing in God is a crutch. He relies only on himself.
PHOTOS By Rene Cervantes, Courtesy of MTV.