Once upon a time, before the Jersey Shore became a huge phenom, there was a little show called The Real World.
Yes, the Real World returns tonight on the MTV network for it’s 25th season! And what better way to highlight season 25 than to have the cast return to Las Vegas. Remember the first season 12 Vegas cast with Steven, Trishelle, Alton, Irulan, and others?
Well, the new Vegas cast has some pretty big shoes to fill though it seems that shouldn’t be a problem as this season includes a well-stocked liquor cabinet and a male gay porn star among the cast. But get this, as it seems the cast member Dustin Zito, is apparently “straight” and simply “gay for pay.” Part of the press release is below –
“As the season progresses, the roommates get to know each other, divulge secrets about themselves, and experience the ups and downs of life while living at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Everything in Vegas this time around is on a grander scale, and that will come across loud and clear this season,” said MTV in a press release. “Romance amongst the cast members is at an all time high, as secrets are revealed and relationships are challenged. While some relationships will fail, others will emerge stronger and deeper.”
The new season of the Real World premieres tonight on MTV at 10/9c. A trailer is below plus the cast photos and bios.
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Standing 5 foot 3 inches, Heather makes up for her petite stature with a big personality. She’s been described as ambitious�but also loud and confrontational. Heather grew up in a small town with a close-knit family and spent most of her adolescence living through her brother’s struggle with brain cancer. Recently single, Heather hopes to enjoy the best guys that Vegas has to offer, but stay away from entering a new relationship, especially with a roommate.
Growing up in Maine, Adam was the kid who was never really good at anything. He didn’t excel in sports, had trouble with academics and had few friends. But then he discovered his talent for dealing drugs and everything changed. At 16 years-old, Adam found himself caught between a drug robbery gone badly and the law.
Naomi is an intelligent, self-reliant woman who doesn’t seem like she quite fit into the gritty, drug-ridden town of Bronx, New York. This Hispanic firecracker did her best to steer away from the troubled streets, but Naomi’s parents weren’t so successful. Although her mother’s irresponsibility caused Naomi to become emotionally hard and defensive, Naomi has realized she needs to work on this and has grown to really value and cherish relationships with people.
Michael is an outspoken Libertarian, world hunger solution advocate, beer pong pro, and all around nice guy from Nokesville, VA. At a first glance, he may seem like a typical small-town guy, however, Michael’s background is anything but typical. As a child, Michael’s parents were heavily involved in drugs and served jail time, leaving him to live with his grandparents, then his stepmom, then back to his dad after his stepmom’s house burned down. Michael hopes to shed off his small-town skin in Vegas and party with his new roommates, although whether or not they will get along is anybody’s guess.
Nany is a strikingly beautiful, Hispanic-American, sweetheart who was a popular athlete and dancer for a semi – pro hockey team throughout college. Normal as that sounds, her childhood was anything but. Nany’s father was jailed on drug charges before she was born; and although she hopes one day to find him, they’ve never even met. With the help of her now-sober mother and supportive stepfather, Nany is looking to escape her small town and build a better life for herself. She’s currently pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice and wants eventually to become a parole officer. Although Nany has a boyfriend she’s been seeing on and off for 6 years, the relationship is rocky. Arriving in Vegas she just wants to let loose and see what the city has to offer.
Leroy was 10 years old when he and his sisters were suddenly taken away from their birth mother for her alcoholism and drug abuse. Although Leroy’s foster parents practiced ‘tough love’ and even used their hand to teach him a lesson, Leroy has continued to keep a positive outlook toward making a better life for himself. Without a college education or a secure family, Leroy learned to become entirely self-reliant and credits his past experiences with making him a better man. He also prides himself on his indescribable ‘system’ of picking up girls, which is really just starting with the hottest girl in the room and working his way down until finally sealing the deal. It doesn’t hurt that he looks like a professional athlete, and might on occasion pretend to be one in order to get a girl. Will the girls in Vegas fall for it?
With his boyish charm and southern gentleman demeanor, Dustin seems like the nicest roommate in the house; but you’d never expect a history quite like his. Originally from a small town in Louisiana, Dustin grew up with a bi-polar, drug addicted mom and an abusive step-dad. Although he was constantly shuttled between parents, relatives and various friends’ houses, Dustin worked hard to maintain relationships with his family. Dustin is known by his friends to be a highly competitive guy who sometimes uses his southern hospitality and good looks to win attention from the ladies. Dusting has also has worked as an actor in the adult film industry.