Did you know that MTV's The Real World is still on the air? Well, apparently it is. The past 10 seasons have been shorter, but seven strangers are still being picked to live in a house and find out what happens when people stop being polite, and start being real.
Casting agents from Bunim/Murray are coming out to the Burrito Loco in Dinkytown in hopes of finding "characters" for their 31st season. You could be part of the drama next season, or worst case scenario, you end up in a restaurant where you can buy a burrito.
The press notice has all the buzzwords used when casting a reality television program:
Our ideal candidate has a larger-than-life personality, a unique life story, an adventurous spirit and a personal magnetism that draws attention whenever they walk in the room. We are looking for open-minded and open-hearted people who can make us laugh and cry. We also love people who are at a turning point in their lives and have big decisions to make about their future.Are you at a turning point in your life? Then it's time to figure it out on national TV.
People interested in applying need to bring a recent photo that casting people can keep, plus a photo ID. You also must be 21 years or older by October 2015. Also, and here's the kicker, the casting people request that you "appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24." So no geezers who are 25 and look like they're 25.
The event takes place Wednesday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you can't make the cattle/casting call, you can also apply via the website at www.bmpcasting.com/casting/realworld. No word yet on where the 31st season is taking place; recent seasons have been filmed in Chicago, St. Thomas, and San Francisco.