Look, I will always watch the Real World, whether it takes place on a tropical island or in a bunker in Libya. But I can’t help noticing, the cities they’re basing the shows in are getting less and less, well, cool.
Paris, San Francisco, New York, Hawaii. There was a time when people wanted to get on the show just to live in a really cool place. But somewhere around Boston or even Chicago, the locations lost their "wow" factor. And then came Philadelphia. I’m sure it’s a great place if you’re born and raised there, but in spite of its Liberty Bell, it’s not a mecca for youthful discovery. And as pretty as Key West must be, when Jimmy Buffett is a town’s biggest star, it doesn’t bode well for young urban hipsters.
But now for the breaking news: next season of the Real World will reportedly take place on the campus of Lake Superior State University in Michigan! Is this some kind of joke? I’m sure northern Michigan is beautiful, but I’m positive the moose population out-numbers humans 5 to 1. Nevertheless as long there’s booze, jocks and a hot tub, I will always be a humble servant of the Real World.
(in the meantime check out gratuitous pics of the Key West crew at a recent Miami fashion show after the jump)
Meanwhile, the cast of Key West are enjoying their newfound fame, now that they’ve been released in the real real world. Here they are at a fashion show in for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine.