March 21, 2001: Snapshot

Into the Real World

by Daria Karp '01

TV came to Princeton on February 15 to hold a casting call for the latest edition of its popular series The Real World. One of television's first reality shows, the 10-year-old program selects a group of twenty-somethings, sets them up in an apartment, and films their lives and interactions. The Princeton casting call drew a crowd of hopefuls, including Rakesh Satyal '02 (left, in glasses) and Cameron Siewert '03. Siewert was late for precept and didn't stick around for the audition, but Satyal persevered and was rewarded with a callback. "I have always enjoyed watching the show, and I thought that it would be a neat opportunity to go to the audition," Satyal says. "Of course, I didn't expect to be called back, but I was so excited when it happened. I just thought it would be a neat story to tell if I went, but now it's even more interesting." Satyal should find out in a few months if he made the cut.