MTV’s reality show “The Real World” is looking for new cast members to shack up with six roommates for the 2006 season 17.The Real World premiered in the early 90s and chronicles the lives of seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped.
The Real World has been shot in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, London and Paris. The location for the upcoming season has not yet been released.The requirements for the open casting call are a recent photo, a valid ID and all interested people must be between the ages of 18 and 24.
This is not the first time MTV has advertised their shows on campus, having the last casting call in 2002 and a Howard alumna, Ayanna to be featured on MTV’s Road Rules. Some Howard University students are not looking forward to the open casting call for the reality show.
“I’m tired of reality television,” said Terri Lynn White, a senior communications major. “It’s getting old and has outlived its purpose. Plus, reality TV doesn’t even seem real anymore.”
Junior mathematics major, Derrick Dennis, disagrees.”I think that the Real World still has some ‘real’ aspects o it,” said Dennis, a Howard University student. “
However, I wouldn’t participate in the casting call. If you’re not an alcoholic, a lesbian, gay, a drug addict, come from a messed up family or just plain crazy, then you won’t make it. Regular people don’t get picked to be on the show.” Dennis said. The casting call will take place at LULU’s Club Mardi Gras in Washington, D.C. Saturday, April 16 from 10-5 p.m.