The reality TV show that started it all, MTV's Real World, is heading into its twenty-ninth season, and rumors abound that its next seven strangers will be picked to live in a house in none other than the Magic City. This Saturday, an open casting call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vibe on Las Olas will give you the chance to become a part of the next chapter.
If the current season in Portland is any indication, today's collective of American youths aged 20 to 24 are rife as ever with reality TV potential. In fact, with lots of us still freeloading at home, binge drinking into oblivion, and taking up menial service industry jobs to fund our flailing, post bachelor's degree lifestyles, you might argue the Real World is more real than ever.
Here's a list of eight reasons why you should take a break from scouring the part-time section on Craigslist from your couch and audition for the next season of the Real World.
8. Location, Location, Location
It's not a surprise that MTV would consider bringing the show back to South Florida. We've got the Heat, the Kardashians, Rick Ross, and face-eating zombies running around creating all kinds of watch-what-happens drama. Not to mention a burgeoning art scene and one of the world's most notorious nightlifes.
In 1996, the fifth season of Real World followed a cast as they partied it up on South Beach and squandered the $50 thousand they were given to start up their own business. This season, maybe they'll be dropped into the graffiti rainbow world of Wynwood, left to discover empanadas, cafecitos, and 24-hour liquor licenses all on their own. Either way, for you, home might just be a short drive up to your parents' in Boca, so if escape becomes necessary, you shouldn't have any problems.
They keep telling us it's all about who you know. That's why we're saying, if you're going to party, bone, and generally act a fool through your early twenties anyway, why not kill two birds with one stone and surround yourself with an experienced production crew, casting directors, and MTV executives who can help you get a foot in the door when it's all over. One cast finalist from the last Miami season went on to produce Jersey Shore. It's called thinking ahead, and we think Real World = job opportunities! Just think of it as a really long, completely backwards job interview.