Producers of MTV’s “The Real World” are coming to Las Vegas this weekend to host an open casting call for the iconic reality TV series’ upcoming 29th season.
The casting call, which is part of a nationwide search for seven cast members, takes place Saturday at Tommy Rocker’s Mojave Beach Bar and Grill, 4275 Dean Martin Drive, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No word yet on which city will play host to the upcoming season. Las Vegas has been featured twice in the series — Season 12 in 2002-2003 and Season 25 in 2011.
Producers Bunim/Murray describe the ideal candidate for the next “The Real World” season as having a larger-than-life personality, a unique life story and an adventurous spirit, as well as people who are at a turning point in their lives and have big decisions to make about their futures.
There is a particular interest this season in people who are recently single, divorced or separated, as well as those dealing with a troubled or complicated relationship. Producers also are seeking individuals who have faced tough financial circumstances and who have had to work hard to support themselves, particularly people who have been unable to attend college because of personal or financial obstacles.
"We look for characters from real life, people with strong personalities who are unafraid to speak their minds," Executive Producer Jonathan Murray said in a statement.
Applicants must be at least 21 years old by December 2013 and look between ages 20 and 24. Those auditioning must bring a photo ID and a recent picture of themselves. Applications also will be accepted via email for those who are unable to make the casting call.
Full details on how to apply can be found at "The Real World" casting website.