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Confessions from a 'Real World' open casting call

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Has there ever been a moment in your life when you thought you wanted to stop being polite and start getting real?

Though everyone joins the real world at some point in their life, not everyone gets to join the cast of The Real World. When MTV first started the show about strangers living together in 1992, its simple format pioneered reality TV as we know it. Now, it seems every other show is “real” in some way, or at least pretends to be. MTV just finished a controversial season of The Real World that broke format for the first time by bringing in some of the contestants’ exes to live in the house with them. Suddenly, not everyone was a stranger. And with the new season (the 25th!) of Real World/Road Rules Challenge premiering last week, some of these castmembers just won’t go away. So what exactly does it take to get the keys and get picked? As a fan, I was curious and decided to spend a Saturday afternoon at the Hooters of Burbank for a recent open casting call. Full disclosure: It was actually my second time going to a Real World casting call, and my second time in a Hooters. READ FULL STORY

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