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A Tribute To Every Last Real World Cast Member

Real World is a special series — and it earned this reputation because of its unique and honest depiction of issues that were (and are) prevalent during its respective seasons. But the show as we know it would not be the revolutionary program it is without the brave men and women who exposed their every move and emotion, all while being “real.”

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Real World — the original New York installment premiered on May 21, 1992 — we are paying tribute to every person who “stopped being polite” in front of our very eyes.

The photographs featured below are their original cast bio photos (found deep in our special MTV archives!) and were a labor of love (for fellow RW enthusiasts like myself). Some are images from episodes (early seasons didn’t have photo shoots), and the majority are professional snapshots featured in the roommates’ temporary hometowns (sometimes in front of notable landmarks like Times Square, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House or in the comfort of their swanky interim abodes). Enjoy the extensive roundup below, share your favorite former RW roomies in the comments and be sure to stay with MTV News for more coverage around this momentous small-screen milestone.

  • Eric from Real World: New York
  • Julie from Real World: New York
  • Heather from Real World: New York
  • Becky from Real World: New York
  • Norman from Real World: New York
  • Andre from Real World: New York
  • Kevin from Real World: New York
  • Tami from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Aaron from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Jon from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Dominick from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Beth S from Real World: Los Angeles
  • David from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Beth A from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Irene from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Glen from Real World: Los Angeles
  • Pedro from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Rachel from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Puck from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Cory from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Judd from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Pam from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Mohammed from Real World: San Francisco
    Ken Probst
  • Jo from Real World: San Francisco
  • Jacinda from Real World: London
  • Neil from Real World: London
  • Lars from Real World: London
  • Sharon from Real World: London
  • Jay from Real World: London
  • Kat from Real World: London
  • Mike from Real World: London
  • Flora from Real World: Miami
  • Dan from Real World: Miami
  • Melissa from Real World: Miami
  • Cynthia from Real World: Miami
  • Joe from Real World: Miami
  • Sarah from Real World: Miami
  • Mike from Real World: Miami
  • Sean from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • Montana from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • Syrus from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • Elka from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • Genesis from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • Kameelah from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • Jason from Real World: Boston
    Michael Wall
  • David from Real World: Seattle
  • Janet from Real World: Seattle
  • Nathan from Real World: Seattle
  • Irene from Real World: Seattle
  • Rebecca from Real World: Seattle
  • Stephen from Real World: Seattle
  • Lindsay from Real World: Seattle
  • Ruthie from Real World: Hawaii
  • Teck from Real World: Hawaii
  • Colin from Real World: Hawaii
  • Amaya from Real World: Hawaii
  • Matt from Real World: Hawaii
  • Kaia from Real World: Hawaii
  • Justin from Real World: Hawaii
  • Julie from Real World: New Orleans
  • Danny from Real World: New Orleans
    Jimmy Malecki
  • Melissa from Real World: New Orleans
    Jimmy Malecki
  • Kelley from Real World: New Orleans
    Jimmy Malecki
  • David from Real World: New Orleans
    Jimmy Malecki
  • Matt from Real World: New Orleans
    Jimmy Malecki
  • Jamie from Real World: New Orleans
    Jimmy Malecki
  • Coral from Real World: Back to New York
  • Mike from Real World: Back to New York
    Jason Campbell
  • Lori from Real World: Back to New York
    Jason Campbell
  • Rachel from Real World: Back to New York
    Jason Campbell
  • Malik from Real World: Back to New York
    Jason Campbell
  • Nicole from Real World: Back to New York
    Jason Campbell
  • Kevin from Real World: Back to New York
    Jason Campbell
  • Aneesa from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Keri from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Kyle from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Tonya from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Chris from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Cara from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Theo from Real World: Chicago
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Alton from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Arissa from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Frank from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Irulan from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Brynn from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Steven from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Trishelle from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Ace from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Mallory from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Adam from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Christina from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • CT from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Leah from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Simon from Real World: Paris
    Rudy Archuleta
  • Frankie from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Brad from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Cameran from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Randy from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Robin from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Jacquese from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Jamie from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Charlie from Real World: San Diego
    Zach Cordner
  • Karamo from Real World: Philadelphia
  • Melanie from Real World: Philadelphia
  • Landon from Real World: Philadelphia
  • Sarah from Real World: Philadelphia
  • MJ from Real World: Philadelphia
  • Shavonda from Real World: Philadelphia
  • Willie from Real World: Philadelphia
  • Danny from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • Melinda from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • Wes from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • Johanna from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • Nehemiah from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • Lacey from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • Rachel from Real World: Austin
    Michael Muller
  • John from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Paula from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Tyler from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Svetlana from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Zach from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Janelle from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Jose from Real World: Key West
    Carlo Allegri
  • Alex from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • Colie from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • Tyrie from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • Jenn from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • Davis from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • Brooke from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • Stephen from Real World: Denver
    Greg Endries
  • KellyAnne from Real World: Sydney
  • Cohutta from Real World: Sydney
  • Parisa from Real World: Sydney
  • Dunbar from Real World: Sydney
  • Shauvon from Real World: Sydney
  • Isaac from Real World: Sydney
  • Ashlie from Real World: Sydney
  • Trisha from Real World: Sydney
  • Joey from Real World: Hollywood
  • Sarah from Real World: Hollywood
  • Greg from Real World: Hollywood
  • Kimberly from Real World: Hollywood
  • David from Real World: Hollywood
  • Brianna from Real World: Hollywood
  • Will from Real World: Hollywood
  • Nick from Real World: Hollywood
  • Brittni from Real World: Hollywood
  • Baya from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Chet from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Devyn from Real World: Brooklyn
  • JD from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Sarah from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Ryan from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Katelynn from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Scott from Real World: Brooklyn
  • Ayiiia from Real World: Cancun
  • CJ from Real World: Cancun
  • Derek from Real World: Cancun
  • Jasmine from Real World: Cancun
  • Bronne from Real World: Cancun
  • Jonna from Real World: Cancun
  • Joey from Real World: Cancun
  • Emilee from Real World: Cancun
  • Ty from Real World: DC
  • Emily from Real World: DC
  • Josh from Real World: DC
  • Callie from Real World: DC
  • Ashley from Real World: DC
  • Mike from Real World: DC
  • Erika from Real World: DC
  • Andrew from Real World: DC
  • Knight from Real World: New Orleans
  • Jemmye from Real World: New Orleans
  • Ashlee from Real World: New Orleans
  • Eric from Real World: New Orleans
  • McKenzie from Real World: New Orleans
  • Ryan from Real World: New Orleans
  • Sahar from Real World: New Orleans
  • Preston from Real World: New Orleans
  • Nany from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Adam from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Dustin from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Heather from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Mike from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Naomi from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Leroy from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Cooke from Real World: Las Vegas
  • Zach from Real World: San Diego
  • Ashley from Real World: San Diego
  • Frank from Real World: San Diego
  • Sam from Real World: San Diego
  • Nate from Real World: San Diego
  • Priscilla from Real World: San Diego
  • Alex from Real World: San Diego
  • Robb from Real World: St. Thomas
  • Marie from Real World: St. Thomas
  • Trey from Real World: St. Thomas
  • LaToya from Real World: St. Thomas
  • Swift from Real World: St. Thomas
  • Laura from Real World: St. Thomas
  • Brandon from Real World: St. Thomas
  • Jordan from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Jessica from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Averey from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Johnny from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Anastasia from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Marlon from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Joi from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Nia from Real World: Portland
    Ian Spanier
  • Jenny from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Cory from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Arielle from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Jamie from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Jay from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Thomas from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Ashley from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Hailey from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Brian from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Jenna from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Ashley from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Lauren from Real World: Ex-Plosion
  • Bruno from Real World: Skeletons
  • Sylvia from Real World: Skeletons
  • Madison from Real World: Skeletons
  • Tony from Real World: Skeletons
  • Violetta from Real World: Skeletons
  • Jason from Real World: Skeletons
  • Nicole from Real World: Skeletons
  • CeeJai’ from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Dean from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Jenna from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Dione from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Sabrina from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Dylan from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Kailah from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Chris from Real World: Go Big or Go Home
  • Anika and Will from Real World: Bad Blood
    David Wentworth
  • Orlana and Jordan from Real World: Bad Blood
    David Wentworth
  • Katrina and Anna from Real World: Bad Blood
    David Wentworth
  • Peter and Mike from Real World: Bad Blood
    David Wentworth
  • Robbie and Jennifer from Real World: Bad Blood
    David Wentworth
  • Theo and Kassius from Real World: Bad Blood
    David Wentworth
  • Kimberly and Tyara from Real World: Bad Blood
  • David Wentworth