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The Real World Brooklyn Season Finale to Air Wednesday on MTV

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

THE REAL WORLD” SAYS GOODBYE TO BROOKLYN

Season Finale Airs on Wednesday, April 1, at 10 PM (ET/PT)

Will Be Followed By “The Real World: Brooklyn Reunion Special” at 11 PM (ET/PT)

New York, NEW YORK March 30, 2009 When the pranks are taken too far, the roommates go head-to-head in an explosive finale that almost destroys the bond between the girls and guys. In a season packed with emotion, excitement and suspense, these eight roommates learned to love and hate each other while pursuing their lifelong dreams. MTV’s “The Real World: Brooklyn” will air its final episode Wednesday, April 1 at 10:00PM (ET/PT) immediately followed by “The Real World: Brooklyn Reunion Special” at 11:00PM (ET/PT) where viewers can reunite with their favorite cast for a full update.

This seasons cast:

Chet Cannon (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Chet has been described as a “punk rock Mormon”, a “hipster” and “straight as an arrow”, who eschews alcohol and premarital sex. He is a conservative Republican, a University of Utah fraternity member with nine siblings, and an occasional prankster. He is an aspiring TV host, and his stated goal on the series is to “show people that Mormons are fun.”

Ryan Conklin (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) – Ryan was in the Army for three and a half years, having enlisted at the age of 17. He spent a year in Iraq, guarded Saddam Hussein at his trial, and suffered a number of near-death experiences. He expresses these experiences through his guitar playing, and in a 300-page single-space typed journal. He is described by The Brooklyn Paper as “the fun one” in the premiere. He is also a class clown who plays pranks, and an amateur filmmaker.

Katelynn Cusanelli (West Palm Beach, Florida) – Katelynn, or Kat, is an Italian-American transwoman who had a rough childhood. She first realized her gender dysphoria in high school, and began living as a woman at 17. She completed her gender reassignment surgery in Thailand in July 2008. She is a self-described computer geek, and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has a boyfriend named Mike that she hopes to marry. In the season premiere, she initially reveals her transgender status only to J.D.

Scott Herman (Salem, New Hampshire) – Scott is an personal trainer, model and actor who has been working out since the age of 14. He recently received the designation of having the “best abs on the East Coast”, and was featured in Men’s Health magazine. The first in his family to graduate from college, he educates the public on health and fitness with his website.

J.D. Ordonez (Miami Beach, Florida) – J.D. is a homosexual man who, along with his brothers and sister, suffered violent physical abuse at the hands of his father. He ran away from home at thirteen, and spent some time in foster care, eventually ensuring that his father was sent to prison for his abuse. He feels his experiences made him a stronger, independent person. He put himself through school at the University of Miami, and now works as a dolphin trainer, a dream job he first envisioned in a trip to SeaWorld at age five. A high school competitive swimmer, he became one of the youngest dolphin trainers at Miami Seaquarium at nineteen. He came out to his parents about his sexuality at age sixteen, and because of this, he immediately bonds with Katelynn, who reveals her transgender status only to him in the premiere.

Sarah Rice (San Francisco, California) – Sarah is an artist who suffered a traumatic upbringing that included sexual abuse, and has dedicated herself as an educator and advocate for survivors of abuse, using art and creative therapy. She hopes to show her art in a gallery, and recently began a relationship with a man to whom her mother introduced her, one of her first heterosexual relationships, as most of her prior ones were with women. Sarah, whose appearance is described to be that of a “tattooed punk”, is observed by The Brooklyn Paper to be the only cast member with an interest in anyone else on a deeper level in the premiere, as contrasted with the gossip-like focus of the other castmates’ discussions.

Devyn Simone (Kansas City, Missouri) – Devyn was Miss American Teen in 2005, and a Miss Missouri Teen. She is a black woman who has been described as a flirtatious diva who likes attention at clubs and on stage, and a sexual person who likes to tease men, and juggle multiple suitors. She is a theatre and music studies major at the University of South Florida who hopes to work in the entertainment industry. She is close to her mother, and was close to her late grandmother.

Baya Voce (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Baya, like Chet, is from Salt Lake City, but is not a Mormon, which has caused her to feel isolated in her hometown. Raised by hippie parents, she is a dedicated hip-hop DJ who aspires to be a dancer, and has been described as “the token cute white female” and “laid back”, though she suffers from panic attacks. She is active in social and environmental causes.

“The Real World” was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions. Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of “The Real World: Brooklyn.” Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.

Source: MTV Press Release

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