“The Challenge” Star Laurel Disses New Era Of Casting For Reality TV

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MTV’s “The Challenge” Star Laurel Stucky is speaking out about the current state of Reality TV and it doesn’t look like she’s a big fan!!

Laurel got her start on Fresh Meat! She was a contestant drafted by Kenny Santucci. She is the champion of Free Agents, and was a finalist on Fresh Meat II, Cutthroat, and Rivals. She also competed on Invasion of the Champions, War of the Worlds 2, and Ride or Dies and will star in the upcoming “The Challenge: All Stars” Season 4!

Laurel took to Twitter to share:

“The stark difference from the people cast on MTV in the era of The Real World vs now-a-days is so apparent.

Back when people didn’t really care about being on tv, but would try it cause it was a cool opportunity…

Fun fact: most of the ppl cast on The Real World never listened to casting rules, accompanied a friend but got cast themself, got drunk/showed up late during the casting process, all-in-all could have really given 1 sh*t. That’s what makes all of them badasses in their own right.

I will say this: anyone who was on The Real World got casted for being their whole self. Hated it or loved it – they were them. BMP did such a good job of putting people together that would incite conversation that could potentially be important for the general public as a whole.”

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Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), a division of Banijay Americas, 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 on MTV, 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. BMP’s current programming includes Emmy-winning Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls (Amazon), The Challenge (MTV), The Challenge USA (CBS), The Challenge All Stars (Paramount+), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Don’t Forget The Lyrics (FOX), Family or Fiancé (OWN) and Total Bellas (E!). BMP, through BMP Films, has also produced Transhood (HBO) They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV), and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical, and Autism: The Sequel (HBO). Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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