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Posted Thu, June 17, 2010 4:59pm EDT

PHOTOS: Meet The Cast Of 'The Real World: Back To New Orleans!' It's Going To Be A Good One!

Who’s the biggest flirt in the house? Who’s got the most baggage? Allow me to fill you in on the dirty details of your eight new best friends.

Another season, another batch of wacky young folks trolling for booze, booty and the meaning of life. The season premiere of The Real World is just 13 days away, and this year MTV is sending its eight strangers back down to New Orleans. As a longtime fan of The Real World, I took it upon myself to break down the eight characters you’ll be watching over the coming season, as they live together, make mistakes and (hopefully) stir up plenty of DRAMA!


  1. Age: 23
  2. Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  3. Sexual Status: Player
  4. Baggage: Hockey-loving Knight suffered an injury which left him unable to play the sport (and cost him a scholarship.) He became addicted to painkillers while recovering, and has been fighting to remain clean ever since.


  1. Age: 22
  2. Hometown: South Boston, Massachussetts
  3. Sexual Status: Flirty
  4. Baggage: As an aspiring sports reporter, Ashlee is a bit of a tomboy. She’s been a responsible athlete all her life and has the reputation of being a “good girl.” She’s tame now, but who knows what will happen once the spirit of the Big Easy takes hold?


  1. Age: 21
  2. Sexual Status: Undecided
  3. Baggage: Described as having OCD and ADHD, I’m looking forward to some straight-up wild behavior from Ryan. Though he has a bad relationship with his dad, Ryan sounds like a lot of fun. He’s also a hairdresser… a straight one. No, seriously.


  1. Age: 21
  2. Hometown: Florida
  3. Sexual Status: Responsible
  4. Baggage: Absolutely none! McKenzie had a totally normal upbringing, and she’s fully committed to her Catholic faith. Though she apparently “uses her sexuality to get what she wants,” I have a feeling McKenzie may be a bit of a snoozer. I hope she proves me wrong!


  1. Age: 24
  2. Hometown: Arlington, Virginia
  3. Sexual Status: Ladies’ man
  4. Baggage: None! It sounds like Eric’s biggest problem in life is having to figure out how to juggle all the women who shamelessly throw themselves at him. He’s a comedian and a do-gooder with a job at the State Department. I REALLY hope he’s not as boring as he sounds.


  1. Age: 21
  2. Hometown: Starkville, Mississippi
  3. Sexual Status: Fairly promiscuous (she’s a “no strings attached” kinda gal)
  4. Baggage: Though she’s thankfully out of it now, Jemmye was once involved in an abusive relationship. It’s the one secret she’s kept from her mom, who she normally shares everything with.


  1. Age: 22
  2. Hometown: Boston, Massachussetts
  3. Sexual Status: On the prowl (he’s described as having “an urge to mingle”)
  4. Baggage: He had a rough childhood (his mom was a crack addict and abandoned him at 17) but he seems to have bounced back well. The one problem: he’s described as “bitchy,” and I can’t WAIT to see him start fighting with the other roommates!


  1. Age: 21
  2. Hometown: Dearborn, Michigan
  3. Sexual Status: Innocent (she crushes on boys, but she’s in a long-distance relationship)
  4. Baggage: Sahar’s liberal lifestyle doesn’t sit well with the conservative Muslim community she was raised in. She also loves to speak her mind… so could she and fellow troublemaker Preston be getting into a few squabbles in the house? I hope SO!

I’m going to be all over this new season, with two cast interviews in the pipe for tomorrow — so be sure to keep checking all season for all things Real World. And, of course, be sure to watch the premiere June 30 at 10 p.m. on MTV!

— Andy Swift


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