Grab your pigs' hearts and go off your meds, because Real World's casting department is coming to find local talent for Season 28. The round-up happens April 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Red Rock Bar and Grill (18110 Midway Road, #208, Dallas).
They're looking for specific traits in this season's talent pool, so here's the casting call wish list:
This season casting directors will be on the lookout for applicants who have challenges living an everyday life that most take for granted, struggling with weight issues, affected by a natural disaster, products of home or alternative schooling, followers of unrecognized or non-mainstream belief systems, elite athletes, recent graduates affected by the economic downturn, those involved with goth, emo, or punk subculture, members of a pro-abstinence organization, those who are recently single due to a tragedy, someone who has recently gotten out of the foster care system, and individuals who want to bring the spotlight of "The Real World" to a cause, condition, or social issue they care deeply about or are personally affected by. We are also particularly interested in cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves and move ahead in their lives.
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While not specified in the press release, I think we can all agree that another bout of Lyme Disease is long overdue. If you have what it takes to "start being real" and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24, go for it. You must bring a photo ID (and be 21 years or older by March 1, 2013) and a recent picture to the interview; if you cannot make it in person, go here and apply online.