March 01, 2006

The "Real World: Key West" Premiere

It was interesting, I suppose, though these shows always seem that way in the first episode, before they devolve into an endless series of brawling, carousing, and hot-tub threesomes. At least this year we've got some interesting characters. There's Pamela, Paula, who apparently thought the best possible way to deal with her body-image issues was to appear on a highly-rated national TV show; the gay guy, who is I believe the first Minneapolis native ever on "Real World," and best of all, the buxom 19-year-old Svetlana.

Just as the Chicago season's Cara Nussbaum Kahn was the first-ever reality television representation of the Indigo Girls-loving, Jewish-camp, hippie-chick archetype that we all know and love, Svetlana is the first-ever representation of the Russian-American, teenage Jewish princess who may or may not have Russian mob connections. That one bears watching, for sure.

UPDATE: Welcome, Philadelphia Will Do readers. I also neglected to mention that Svetlana is in fact from Philly. And no, I don't know for a fact that she has mob ties, though it was brought up on the show itself.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 1, 2006 12:09 PM

First off, maybe that girl is the first from Minneapolis but I think there was someone else from MN during a season. Also, I heard this season sucks and no one is watching. I know I didn't..and you BLOGGER did.

Posted by: A at March 1, 2006 12:14 PM

Wow, I can't believe they're representin' Sheepshead Bay like that. (Not actually, she's from Pennsylvania, but she might as well be.) How times have changed.

Posted by: John-Paul Pagano at March 1, 2006 12:41 PM

she's russian and from bucks county - no "may or may not" about it.

Posted by: LilB at March 1, 2006 04:14 PM

The only other MN person that I am aware of was Dan from Road Rules season 2 or 3.

Posted by: J. Lichty at March 2, 2006 04:31 PM

The anorexic chicks name is Paula.

Posted by: SlamminYoBitch at March 3, 2006 12:12 AM
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