By Katie Byrne
"The Real World" has been around for 18 years and 24 seasons, and there have been plenty of success stories to emerge from the groundbreaking reality series. There's "The Real World: London" alum Jacinda Barrett, an actress who has starred in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" and "The Last Kiss," or Kevin Powell from the show's first season, "The Real World: New York," who went on to be a poet and political activist.
But yesterday had to be one of the biggest days for "Real World" alumni since the show launched in 1992. Sean Duffy, from "The Real World: Boston," was elected to Congress in his home state of Wisconsin, nabbing 52 percent of the vote for a spot in the U.S. House of Representatives. Also on Tuesday, it was announced that Jamie Chung, a "Real World: San Diego" castmember, landed the coveted role of Stu's (Ed Helms) fiancée in "Hangover 2"; the reality star-turned-actress has previously appeared in "Sorority Row" and "Grown Ups."
Another alumnus of "The Real World" had a significant Tuesday, as "The Real World: New Orleans" housemate Matt Smith became a father for the second time in rather unusual circumstances. His wife delivered a baby girl on the side of the road on an Arizona freeway after the couple realized they wouldn't make it to the hospital in time. And of course, no day can go by without a reminder that "The Real World: Back to New York" star Mike Mizanin is one of the more high-profile stars in WWE and currently holds the Money in the Bank briefcase, which will guarantee him a championship match sometime soon.
One "Real World" grad is heading to Washington, D.C., another is off to Bangkok, Thailand, to film the highly anticipated sequel, a third is a heroic father and the last a future WWE Champion. So we have to ask: Which Real Worlder had the best Tuesday?