Real World / Road Rules Casting Special
Stee: You know how most people wanted to get into acting because of Lawrence Olivier or some shit? For me it was Kirk Cameron. He was cool.
Finalist #10 is Rachna, a twenty-one-year-old from Centerville, Ohio. She always watched Real World and has very strong responses to "the characters" like Kaia. She launches into a Kaia impersonation where she waxes philosophical about her Lucky Charms. When she finishes, she yells, "Life is not abstract!" Rachna doesn't consider being judgmental to be a weakness. She chooses to have a small group of friends because there are very few people she cares to be around. She grew up in a white neighborhood, and they called her "skunk" because a skunk is not white. A pop-up tells us that Rachna is a die-hard worshipper of Michael Jackson. Rachna is willing to like anyone, but once someone gets on her bad side, it's hard to get on her good side.
Stee: Oh, Rachna.
Kim: Yes, Rachna.
Stee: Did we both misspell it?
Kim: It's like Rachel but then it throws you a curve. It's like her parents went "Rachel? Nah. Hey!"
Stee: Ha. I loved her Kaia impression. It made me very, very happy. I hated me some Kaia.
Kim: Her Kaia impersonation was right on.
Stee: She's the Indian Janeane Garafolo of the house -- all caustic.
Kim: I don't know what if any show she ends up on. She was a die-hard fan of Michael Jackson.
Stee: I was too...but then I turned ten.
Kim: What's with the Michael Jackson renaissance?
Stee: I loved when the Five of Wisdom talked again and said how much they loved Matt's mousetrap analogy, how he's all "keeping it real."
Kim: Janet said Matt was not putting on a front. Huh?
Stee: Janet is a front. Janet smokes in the Himalayas.
Kim: Gay David thought Rachna was eerie.
Stee: Gay David is eerie. (Kidding David. Hee.)
The eleventh finalist is James, a twenty-year-old from Loomis, California. He likes to sing, but he's not a good singer. He plays rugby and has a lot of energy. He loves Blink 182 and Less Than Jake. His mom is Catholic, and apprehensive about sex. His casting "date" takes him to Hustler Hollywood and James jokes about buying a flamboyant pink cowboy hat and taking it home to his mom. His date points out some leather bondage, and they joke about that. The date points out some "Anal Lube" and James runs away. Then he talks about how everyone's family is messed up. His dad used to come home from work and just watch television and then go to bed, then get up the next day and go to work again. One day, his father told him he was not living, but just dying, so James let him go. His mother was a teacher and trying to support three kids, so James stepped up and helped support his family.