The Real World: Paris (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The Real World: Paris is the thirteenth season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships. The Paris season first aired from June 3 to November 4, 2003.
Almost every season of The Real World, beginning with its fifth season, has included the assignment of a season-long group job or task to the housemates, continued participation in which has been mandatory to remain part of the cast since the Back to New York season. The Paris cast was assigned to write reviews for Frommer's, reviewing various Paris bars, clubs and other attractions. A weekly bonus would be given to the housemates if they all completed their weekly assignments, which they rarely did. In act, two of the castmates, Chris "CT" Tamburello and Leah Gillingwater, were caught submitting fake reviews.
The four-story chateau was built in 1869, and is located in Le Vesinet, a commune of France in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located from the center of Paris. Le Vesinet is one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris, known for its wooded avenues and bourgeois mansions built around boating lakes and English-Style gardens. In some of the rooms of the Chateau, fake walls were built to protect 18 carat gilding on the original surfaces. The Chateau includes a wine cellar.
Clyde Daryn "Ace" Amerson
Ace is a senior marketing major in his sixth year at Georgia Southern University and a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He co-owns three college bars back home where his girlfriend lives, and enjoys the drinking and partying that comes with that business. The death of his mother was a troubled time for him, but he has moved on.
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Adam is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in communications, and an aspiring rap musician and lyricist who grew up in Beverly Hills, currently living in Los Angeles. His mother provided a stable home environment while his father, William King, toured with the 70's R&B group, The Commodores. A motivated and energetic young man, friends and family compare him to the Energizer Bunny. He is fluent in French, which helps him socialize with women in France, but he still struggles to find a lasting relationship with the woman of his dreams. He is initially attracted to Mallory, though she does not reciprocate.
Chris "C.T." Tamburello
Chris, aka C.T., is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and works nights as a bartender at a nightclub near his school. He believes there is nothing he cannot accomplish if he sets his mind to it. He is opinionated and confrontational and can have a very loose temper, at times to point of getting into fights with Adam, Christina and Leah, and is a source for much tension in the house. C.T. and Christina do have a flirtatious relationship at one point, but it never comes into fruition.
Christina is a criminal justice graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The child of a bi-racial relationship (her mother is Korean and her father is German), Christina is drawn to diversity in her life. With a stepfather in the military, Christina grew up a military brat and so has developed the ability to adapt to the environment around her. Her family moved away from Las Vegas, but she stayed and works as a cocktail waitress. She has breast implants. CT and Ace find her attractive, but nothing ever comes of it. She later becomes close friends with Mallory, Leah and Simon.
Leah is a single Long Island, New York native and a graduate of the University of Maryland who aspires to a career in fashion and enjoys partying, shopping and expensive name brands. She is known as loud and boisterous, and is often the center of attention. She admits to at one time only dating men who drove expensive cars. Leah is first attracted to Ace, but he does not reciprocate. Known to be pugnacious, she ends up in fights with most of her roommates. Leah and Mallory click at first, but later their friendship seems to crumble, the height of their animosity coming to a head on their trip to Italy. Leah has a cancer scare though, which brings her close to Mallory and the rest of her roommates.
Mallory is a 19-year-old freshman year at Iowa State University. Described as "statuesque, athletic", her parents are pushing her to achieve in sports, but Mallory is struggling may want to explore life outside of athletics and gives up her soccer scholarship to move to Paris. She is single and is waiting to find love before she loses her virginity. Mallory's looks gain the attention of Adam and Ace.
A native of Ireland, Simon lives at home and goes to high school in a small village about an hour outside Dublin. His family's acceptance of his homosexuality has allowed Simon to live an open life; he has enjoyed the gay scene in Dublin since he was 16. Simon met his Spanish boyfriend on New Year's Eve, a few weeks before moving to Paris. Aware of the temptations of Paris nightlife, Simon plans to stay faithful. A working model with a flair for fashion, he intends to go to college, but has yet to apply to schools because he's unsure about his career goals.