'The Real World' seeks new cast members from Baton Rouge

Photo of a past casting call provided by MTV.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:25pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- MTV’s “The Real World” will be in Baton Rouge this weekend to give residents of the Red Stick a chance at being on the next season of the reality TV show. The day of casting will happen on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Mugshots Grill on Corporate Blvd.

Now in its 27th Season, The Real World has documented the youth of America since it launched in 1992 and is the longest running reality series on television.

The success of “The Real World” can be greatly attributed to the diversity of the cast each season. The show mirrors the make up of the general population by including people from all walks of life.

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. They are also particularly interested in cast members who have had to work hard to support themselves and move ahead in their lives.

Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves (which will not be returned) and photo ID. You must be age 20 or older, and appear to be between the ages of 20 and 24.
The casting call is open to the public and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 only. Mugshots is located at 7425 Corporate Blvd in Baton Rouge.

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