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​In this season of Real World, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, as they look forward to high times in the Windy City and leaving their hometowns behind. But each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets - shattered lives, broken relationships, estranged family members, and dark secrets. They soon discover they cannot run away from their past mistakes as unresolved issues and abhorrent behavior are pushed to the surface as the 'last person on earth' they wanted to see, comes knocking on their door. As the skeletons move into the loft, the roommates are forced to deal with their past lives while also balancing living with their new roommates, looking for love, or just having fun as young 20-somethings in the heart of Chicago.

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Real World: Ex-plosion | Jenna

Wantagh, NY Jenna trusts her man and no one else, not even his 60,000 followers that he constantly flirts with on social media, is going to change that! Blinded by her boyfriend's sweet talk, Jenna wants Jay to commit and call her his girlfriend. Outside of her love life, Jenna is an aspiring model that has applied to be in Playboy Plus and landed a second casting interview. Jenna moves into the house to get closer to Jay, but will be in for a rude awakening when she realizes that Jay has been less than innocent with the women of San Francisco. Will she bare it all for the love of her own playboy Jay?

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Real World: Ex-plosion | Jenny

Los Angeles, CA This ready-to-scrap rebel is loud, brassy and not willing to hold back; Jenny is passionate and will not let anyone take advantage of her. She moved from Missouri to Los Angeles to pursue acting and singing. Jenny continues to put one foot in front of the other to make it in the big city, but has come across a lot of people trying to play her and lie to her about taking her career to the next level. Prior to leaving Missouri, Jenny had a serious boyfriend of four years that she met while working at a club in her hometown. Brian has been there for Jenny through the tumultuous times in their relationship. Despite being in a long distance relationship, her sex drive and Brian's empty promises of moving to LA has left her longing for love from guys AND girls since her arrival in Tinsel Town. Jenny's flirtatious behavior including hooking up with roommate Cory right after they met threatens the future of her relationship with Brian. Jenny is completely shocked to find Brian moved into the house when she gets back from a trip with the roommates having just slept with Cory for the past couple nights. Will she clean up her act and make it work with Brian or has she moved so far past him that she will never land the part?

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Real World: Ex-plosion | Brian

Kansas City, MO Brian's dedication to his ex-Jenny is what prompted him to move into The Real World House; he wants to make his relationship work despite all that they have gone through. The personal trainers and personal fitness models past attempts to make amends with Jenny has failed as the two have decided to stay single. Once Brian moves into the house, he becomes close friends with fellow housemate Cory who shares many of the same interests including having the hots for his ex-girlfriend Jenny. How will Brian handle his twisted love triangle with his ex-girlfriend and new friend?

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Real World: Ex-plosion | Thomas

Fort Worth, TX A troublemaker by nature, Thomas loves to create conflict by coercing his friends into doing obscene things. He is very blunt and doesn't care if he speaks his mind even if it hurts others. His extreme competiveness can sometimes make others perceive him as a self-absorbed jock. Thomas' sex life blossomed when he lost his virginity to his high school sweetheart, Hailey. The two were first time lovers although there is some doubt that it was Hailey's first time -- which was a huge issue for him because he wanted to lose his virginity to another virgin. Thomas' twin brother blew the lid off Hailey's little secret of her not losing her virginity to Thomas. Thomas finds new love in the house with roommate Jamie but their relationship is extremely rocky as they are always trying to one up each other. With ex Hailey coming into the house, she complicates things as she feels like Thomas has downgraded himself to be with Jamie and will do anything to get him back. The couple has had a few breakups and makeups in the past but are they willing to rekindle their relationship and put aside all the bad and focus on the good?

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Real World: Ex-plosion | Hailey

Arlington, TX

Although, Hailey does not want to be associated with Thomas' obnoxious tendencies, she has a soft spot in her heart for him and still hopes that they can be together. Although, she is extremely close with his family and attends the same university as him, they have not been officially dating for about two years. Hailey moves into the house to give her relationship with Thomas another try but she is completely unaware of his trysts with roommate Jamie. Will their teenage love prevail over his roommate fling?