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Real World | Ep. 1 | Brooklyn Bridging

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

It’s time for another set of strangers to meet on MTV’s Real World. This time we’re bringing it to Brooklyn where the eight roommates will settle down in Red Hook and experience the real New York City.

From Gettysburg, PA, there’s 23-year-old Army veteran Ryan who has just returned from Iraq. In West Palm Beach, FL, Katelynn is a 24-year-old average girl who also just happens to be transgender.

Salt Lake City native Chet is a 23-year-old Mormon who is looking for adventure in Brooklyn. Devyn is a 20-year-old pageant queen from Kansas City who wants to be taken seriously despite her model looks. Baya comes to New York City from Salt Lake City in hopes of pursuing a dance career.

California girl Sarah is 22-year-old tattooed beauty and JD from Miami Beach who is looking for a new Brooklyn family after surviving a rough childhood. Personal trainer Scott hails from Salem, NH, and this Brooklyn experience could be his ticket to a modeling career.

Chet and Devyn are the first to arrive at the Red Hook residence and are eager to check out the huge space equipped with Rock Band, plenty of food and the popular communal bathroom. Devyn admits to Chet that her first impression of him was that he could be gay, but he says that he’s definitely straight.

The rest of the roommates show up at the house and they realize that this season there will be eight strangers instead of the usual seven. The roommates unpack and settle into their new Brooklyn home as they start to open up about themselves in hot tub.

The guys start to talk about how they feel that Katelynn may be different but they’re not positive if she is a transgender or not. Meanwhile, the girls are still fascinated with Scott’s toned abs that he reveals in the hot tub.

After Katelynn dishes the dirt on her past sexual experiences, the roommates are getting more curious about whether or not she is a transgender.

The roommates head out into the streets of Brooklyn to soak up all that the city has to offer. A night out in the club, the group gets invited into the VIP lounge but Ryan is drinking heavily and starts to worry JD. The next morning, Ryan opens to Sarah about his military experience and how he’s handled his transition from Iraq to the Unites States.

Once Ryan starts to open up about being in the army, he shares some of his music with Chet that he wrote in Iraq. Then the two start to bond about how they feel about others in the house. When JD and Katelynn decide to go out to dinner alone, Chet and Ryan become suspicious about the reason why they’re becoming so close. JD admits to Ryan that he’s gay but tells Ryan and Chet to give Katelynn time to come out to the house.

When JD takes Katelynn out to dinner, Katelynn opens up about being a transgender. The two talk about how hard it was for them to come out and bond over being different from the rest of the roommates.

The strangers may just be starting to get to know one another now that they’re settled down in Brooklyn, but this Real World season is full of secrets, drama, and hook-ups to take the Big Apple by storm.

Real World: Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn
Coney Island. Prospect Park. Trendy bars full of hipsters. Brooklyn, NY, has got it all. And The Real World is about to touch down and shake the borough up by throwing eight — yes, eight — strangers in a house together in one of the hippest neighborhoods in the world. As they live together, The Real World roommates discover other cultures and lifestyles and learn what kind of person they are — and want to become.

This time, though, rather than band together for a job or activity, each will pursue their own individual dreams. From being an entertainer to volunteering to making films to modeling, the eight roomies are about to find out if they can cut it when it comes to reaching their goals.

The Real World: Brooklyn brings together eight different personalities from all walks of life who are ready to explore NYC and hopefully make new friends along the way. But when they stop being polite and start getting real, they wind up learning about each other, discovering themselves and going down paths they never dreamed of.

Unleash the drama! As always, when Real Worlders come together, first impressions are everything — some will be instant BFFs while others will be left out in the cold. But no matter how things unfold, there’s definitely going to be plenty of eyebrow-raising antics, and fierce fights.

As the roommates lives collide, their values will be challenged and their true feelings will be exposed. Conflicts will arise, and friendships will be made. Yes, living in Brooklyn just got a little bit more interesting…

Cast | Sarah

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn Sarah
From San Francisco, Sarah may look like another tattooed punk but under her ink is a passionate woman with an intense past. Rising from a traumatic upbringing where she was the victim of sexual abuse, the 22-year-old has dedicated herself to educating and advocating for sexually abused men and women. She has recently met and fell in love with her boyfriend after being set up by her mother. Until now, all of Sarah’s relationships have been with women.

Cast | Scott

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn Scott
Often perceived to be a “musclehead,” it is hard to believe that this muscular personal trainer used to be a 90-pound weakling. Still, Scott has more to show off than his award-winning abs. Raised in a broken home in Massachusetts, he started a thriving DJ business that made bank spinning beats for sweet 16 parties. And he is the first in his family to graduate from college. But Scott’s ambition didn’t stop there, now as an accomplished personal trainer living in New Hampshire, Scott is obsessed with staying fit and breaking into the modeling industry.

Cast | JD

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn JD
Life wasn’t always smooth sailing for 22-year-old JD, who was raised by an abusive father unsupportive of his son’s homosexuality. When JD’s godmother took him to Sea World at age five, he vowed that one day he would become a dolphin trainer. He graduated from the University of Miami, with a degree in marine biology, and at the ripe age of 18 became one of the youngest dolphin trainers in the world. Despite his age, JD is mature beyond his years, which might be why he finds himself attracted to older men. As a bartender at night, he has always worked hard to play hard, but when his overwhelming schedule gets to him, watch out for his fiery Latino temper.

Cast | Katelynn

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn Katelynn
Katelynn is a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., where she was raised by a religious Italian family. Her strong desire to be a mother stems from her close-knit relationship with her own mom. The 24-year-old is a self-proclaimed computer geek and practicing black belt in martial arts. After a string of bad relationships, Katelynn is currently with her boyfriend, Mike, the guy she hopes to marry one day.

Cast | Devyn

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn Devyn
A winner of Miss Missouri Teen and Miss America Teen pageants, this beauty queen is the epitome of a girlie-girl. Devyn may be easy on the eyes, but she’s tough on anyone who stands in her way. The 20-year-old Missouri native lives for the limelight, whether it’s center stage or at the center of the club. Her flirtatious behavior allows her to get what she wants without putting out. Known as a tease, she lives by the quote: “It is easier to get into Heaven than into Devyn.” She is talented singer, actress, dancer and writer, and hopes to be part of the entertainment industry. Although recently free from her live-in boyfriend, she has no problem juggling multiple suitors.

Cast | Chet

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn Chet
Don’t let his look fool you: Chet is not your typical punk rock party boy. Despite his tight jeans and affinity for neon clothing, this 23-year-old University of Utah frat boy is one of 10 children in a strict Mormon family. Recently single, Chet’s flamboyant style and energetic personality always makes him the life of the party. Still, that doesn’t mean he’ll compromise his firm beliefs: no alcohol and no premarital sex. Chet won’t chug beer with his fraternity brothers, but he’ll take care of them when they get drunk, and sometimes that means playing a prank or two. A die-hard Republican, he is not one to shy away from voicing his opinions and standing up for what he believes in.

Cast | Baya

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Real World Brooklyn Baya
Twenty-one-year-old Baya’s personality blends her passion for hip-hop culture and laid-back hippie vibe. Despite her outgoing and positive personality and her ability to quickly make friends, she has continually felt like a fish out of water growing up in the predominately Mormon culture of Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently single and looking for adventure, Baya aspires to be a professional hip-hop dancer and is determined not to allow her severe panic attacks to stand in her way. When she is not submerged in hip-hop, she dedicates her time and energy to social and environmental causes.