'Real World Ex-plosion': Can you guess who said what at the reunion taping?

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The Real World closed out its 29th-season Ex-plosion on April 2, and now it’s time for the reunion special, where cast members update the status of the O.G. roommates and their exes. EW was at the taping, which will be edited down to make up Wednesday night’s hour-long special. With a gang this ornery (and, let’s be honest, drunk), it’s no surprise strong words — and maybe even kung fu kicks — were flying as the gang reconvened months after living together, in a house, and starting to get real.

Below, peruse the soundbites — a mix of on-the-scene interviews and quotes from the taping itself — and see if you can identify which Real World-er said what.*

To make it easy on you, there are no quotes from Jamie, either Ashley, Jenna, or Hailey (sorry, ladies, you should have piped up!). Your remaining options are…

  • Busty blonde go-go dancer Jenny
  • Jenny’s hot-tempered, hot-bodied ex Brian
  • Muscle-bound FWB (Friend With Benefits) roomie Cory
  • Lauren, Cory’s knocked-up-by-another-dude ex
  • Virginia “gentleman” Thomas
  • Arielle, the house’s model-turned-mother-hen
  • Brooklyn-born charmer (and sometimes cheater) Jay

And now to the fun! Can you guess who said what?

1. “We were just running around the house playing like we were bears, and then one thing led to another…”

2. “You know when the attention’s on you because the camera’s turn on you. You act as normal as you can, but you still know that you’re on camera, so it’s not going to be 100 percent you. No matter how hard you try to be you and be as real as you can, the camera’s are on you.”

3. “They were taking 50 percent of the spotlight. I was not about to let [my ex] get camera time.”

4. “[My ex] has a lot of supporters that think I’m a pig.”

5. “[After filming] the show, I felt like America was going to hate me.”

6. “[The Real World experience has] been like one big therapy session for me. It’s only been positive.”

7. “I don’t feel like having a therapy session on national TV and talk[ing] about everything I don’t like about [my ex]. It’s not what I’m trying to do.”

8. [Sets down bottle of Bud Light before interview]

9. “We’re not really recruiting [for a threesome]. There’d have to be an application because [the third person has] to be an 8 or above.”

10. “We made [the exes] ride in their own car.”

11. “Sleep on the beanie bag, bitch!”

12. “[Our] relationship is reality-television gold.”

13. “Everyone says we’re like an old married couple, the way we act. But getting married? Now you’re jumpin’ the gun!”

14. “[I wish I’d given the experience] a fair shot rather than looking at it as a game. I was really trying to be manipulative. I had a chip on my shoulder because I was trying to protect my pride. I had a lot of ego. I wish that I would have been a little bit more mature and then left at the most appropriate time rather than hanging in there like a dead weight.”

15. “The first two weeks, I was a hot mess. I was a hot mess.”

16. “I think people are going to judge me and question my motives regardless of whether or not I talk about it. I am a very private person, and for that to have happened the way that it happened was very unexpected. I never wanted it to happen. It just kind of did. Obviously, I made it America’s business when I was being filmed, but as far as my decision and what happened… people are going to draw their own conclusions regardless. It’s not something I feel I need to talk about.”

17. “I just thought I was going to be hell on wheels, so if I’m going in, I’m going all in. If I’m gonna fight, I’m gonna fight.”

18. “I feel like I stand for a certain group of girls that are my age bracket — a man-hating group of women, I want to say.”

19. “[Assimilating into the house was] almost like being hazed into a fraternity. I was beaten up the whole way through.”

20. “When people come up to me and say, ‘You’re my role model, you’re my idol…’ What happened, to me, was extremely messed-up, and you can commend me for my strength, but don’t want to be like me because that wasn’t okay. So try to not be like me.”

21. “All I remember was red lipstick and a lot of hands.”

22. “I was always interested in The Challenge. I was never interested in The Real World.”

23. “I’m a seriously competitive person, so if I get on The Challenge, it’s going to be a whole other ball game. America’s going to see a side of me they’ve never seen before. When it comes down to winning and making money, it’s game-on. It’s not fun and games anymore, it’s serious. I’m going to do whatever it takes to win.”

*For answers, watch the Real World: Ex-plosion reunion Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on MTV, then check back tomorrow for the rest.

UPDATE: The answers are here!

Jenny: 1, 5, 8, 18, 23
Brian: 4, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22
Cory: 2, 6, 13, 15
Lauren: 7, 16, 20
Thomas: 3
Arielle: 9, 11, 21
Jay: 10

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