After living it up at her My Super Sweet 16 party a few years ago, spoiled rich girl Erin still has a silver spoon in her mouth. But all that's about to change, as she's going to be Exiled in an attempt to learn a thing or two about real life. ...... Read Full Episode Summary »
For Erin, it's her way or the highway... until now. Erin will have to learn how to be respectful and work with others when her Mother sends her to live with a nomadic family in Mongolia.
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After living it up at her My Super Sweet 16 party a few years ago, spoiled rich girl Erin still has a silver spoon in her mouth. But all that's about to change, as she's going to be Exiled in an attempt to learn a thing or two about real life.
Erin is being forced to trade in lush Los Angeles for the countryside of Mongolia to live with a nomadic family. For one week she will live just like a native. Erin's mom wants her to see what life is like for other cultures and understand that people must respect each other and be considerate. Clearly, Erin won't need her Louis Vuitton flip-flops where she's going, but she packs them anyway. Hopefully this isn't expecting everything to come on a silver platter in the wilds of Mongolia!
That night Erin heads to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She says her goodbyes and hugs her family. When she arrives in Mongolia, all she sees are animals and pastures. She is introduced to a girl her age named Elbegzaya -- or Eebee for short. They ride a cow cart which is a whole new experience for Erin, who complains about all the bugs and flies.
When they get to their destination, Eebee shows Erin how to build her home. But as they get to work, Erin refuses to help out at all. Later, the family cooks dinner and Erin refuses to fish. Instead, she takes out an instant cup of noodles from her bag.
The next day, Eebee wakes Erin up at 5 a.m. and shows her how to collect cow dung for the fire. But Erin is disgusted and walks away. Later, Eebee tries to teach Erin how to milk a cow, but Erin isn't really interested in trying. Because of this, Eebee thinks that Erin is disrespectful and rude.
On day four, Eebee teaches Erin how to ride a horse and collect strawberries. Erin has a change in attitude when she has a talk with Eebee's dad. She learns an important saying that Mongolian people lived by.
When she wakes up the next day, Erin has changed. She is now unafraid of her duties and even helps herd sheep. Afterwards, they watched a Mongolian horse race. Later, they exchange gifts and Erin gives Eebee a Tiffany's necklace while Eebee gives Erin a traditional Mongolian outfit. Then, Erin says her final goodbyes and heads home. Her Exiled experience has changed her, but she still enjoys the finer things in life!