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Be Somebody: Tryouts for The Real World This Saturday

Wow, we thought this had gone to the TV junkyard. But no, MTV's seminal train-wrecky reality show is looking for new roommates, and you have the chance to join the morass party this Saturday, February 26, when Bunim/Murray Productions hold an open casting call for season 26 (!) of The Real World.

Bring a recent picture of yourself (not returned) and a photo ID to Washington Grill (2811 Washington Ave.) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. You must be over the age of 18 to apply, and appear to be between the ages of 18 and 24.

According to a press release, this season's 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."

And, they left these qualities out, but we're pretty sure douchebag, slut and asshole still apply as well.

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