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Interview: Ayiiia, MTV's 'Real World: Cancun'

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This season "The Real World" is bringing their confessional, cameras and cast of beautiful young people to the booze drenched beaches of Cancun. Tune in to MTV tonight for the season premiere of the network's longest running show, 22 seasons strong. | Photo courtesy of MTV
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The true story of seven eight strangers picked to live in a spacious Ikea furnished home for the price of free in exchange for having their every move, mistake and makeout session taped returns tonight at 10 pm. For its 22nd installment, MTV's Real World decided to bring its confessional, cameras and cast of beautiful young people to the booze drenched beaches of Cancun.

While last season, which followed the lives of roommates living in Brooklyn, was filled with firsts for MTV's longest running show; it was the first season to air in High Definition, first season to have eight cast members and the first openly transgender cast member in the show's history, it was void of the usual brand of debauchery that has become a staple of the show's most recent seasons. Was Brooklyn a bad decision? Judging from the drastic move to take the show to a city that knows a thing or two about bad decisions, you'd think so.

To answer that and to give us the scoop on the upcoming season we turn to one of the eight strangers, Ayiiia, a 21 year-old from Chula Vista. Described in her bio as a "reformed party girl" Ayiiia was selected to join the cast by the public, as the winner of the realworldcasting.com contest. LAist had the chance to speak with Ayiiia about being a reformed party girl in the not-so-ideal locale of Cancun, joining the ranks of the Real World alumni, making the move to LA and plenty more. We did not, however, ask who stole all the consonants from her name.