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The True Story of Seven Strangers—and You

When The Real World made its debut 16 years ago, nobody knew that it would lead to today's glut of reality programming. But as the series enters its 20th season, it's begun to look like something we never expected it to be: an American classic.

August 8, 2007 The Real World: Sydney introduces Parisa, the series’ first Muslim woman. Racism is an issue but still takes a back seat to boozing and hooking up.
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