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Los Angeles -- MTV’s  iconic reality series, “Real World” is headed back to the Windy City with a fun, passionate and insanely entertaining group of roommates when “Real World: Skeletons” premieres on December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.

As previously announced, this season, 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.

Meet the roommates:

Bruno, 24, East Providence, Rhode Island
: @brunorealworld

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A stylish and sensitive ladies’ man, Bruno is a Portuguese transplant with old-fashioned values, a tough exterior, and explosive temper.  This stubborn macho man hasn’t spoken to his brother, Briah, in three years after a petty argument become an angry confrontation.  

Sylvia, 25, Kansas City, Missouri

Twitter: @smelsrode

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A sassy Mexican-American bombshell, this fiery hot-tempered bartender is a serial dater with a “roster” of men back home.  Damaged by the abandonment of her step-father, Sylvia is an emotional girl who longs to find love but often gravitates towards dysfunctional romantic relationships.

Jason, 24, Raleigh, North Carolina

Twitter: @_kazuhnova

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This charming lady killer has just lost his job as a car salesman; and Real World comes at just the right time to determine his next step in life.  Raised by his mom after she gave birth to him at 19, Jason has never known his father.  Money has always been tight; and if there’s one lesson he learned from his father it’s that he’ll never walk out on his own child. 

Madison, 23, Austin, Texas

Twitter: @madiwadi2by4

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This flirty, gorgeous yet naïve blonde with the bubbly personality is known for stealing guys’ hearts.  After recovering from a six year battle with drug addiction, Madison now describes herself as a “newborn;” looking to build close female friendships, and finding herself again.

Nicole, 23, Staten Island, New York

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Aggressive and loud, with a thick Staten Island accent, this is the first time Nicole has been away from her home and her triplet sisters.  Extremely competitive, she works as an EMT “saving lives” and as a single lesbian she claims she can “steal your girlfriend.”

Tony, 25, Folsom, Louisiana

Twitter: @t_raines33

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A handsome Southern charmer with a killer smile, Tony’s weakness is women.  A chemical plant worker, he has the habit of not being able to keep faithful to one girl - resulting in a trail of broken hearts and exes who continue to stalk him.

Violetta, 23, Sarasota, Florida

Twitter: @Vmilerman

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An immigrant beauty from Moldova, you either hate or love this brash and outgoing partier who never holds back from giving her opinion – no matter who gets hurt by her comments.  A self-described former fat girl who was bullied in high school, she turned the tables on her enemies and became a hard-edged bully herself.

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“Real World” was created for MTV by Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim/Murray Productions.  Jonathan Murray, Gil Goldschein, Jim Johnston and Jeff Keirns serve as Executive Producers of “Real World: Skeletons.” Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash and Sara Cohen are Development Executives for MTV.  Catherine Whyte serves as Production Executive for MTV.

About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to

About Bunim/Murray Productions:
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content.  The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (renewed for season 30 on MTV).  BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray’s programming also includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, and Project Runway: Under The Gunn (Lifetime), Motor City Masters (truTV), Love Thy Sister (WE tv), and Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, and Best Ink (Oxygen).  Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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