Real World VIII
Set amidst the beautiful beaches of Honolulu, this season provided many firsts for The Real World. Echoing the aloha spirit pervasive on the island, the seven strangers ran their own cafe and performance space in Waikiki. Booking local music acts, the cast set up its own production company, appropriately called Seven Strangers Productions. Back at the plantation-style beachfront home they shared, Colin and Amaya became intimately involved--the first time for two roommates to enter into a serious romance on the show. Later in the season, the cast is forced to deal with Ruthie's alcohol abuse--asking her to seek treatment or move out of the house. And for the first time, the cast gets to choose anywhere in the world for the annual Real World vacation. India, anyone?