An Open Letter to MTV: It’s Finally Time to Let Kansas City Host the Real World

Dear MTV Executives,

Congratulations on recently finishing your 30th season of the Real World. It’s a big feat for sure, and one you can justly be proud of.

But we’re confused. You see, you haven’t sent those seven strangers to Kansas City yet, and we can’t figure out why. You’re THE cutting edge of cool, right? Isn’t that MTV in a nutshell?

Well, the Huffington Post recently named KC the coolest city in America. Not Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, San Diego, or any of the other overdone cities you’ve been to multiple times, but KANSAS CITY.

MTV, you’re supposed to be cooler than the Huffington Post.

Need more proof that KC is where it’s at? Travel and Leisure ranked us No. 3 on its list of America’s favorite cities in 2014. Perhaps more importantly, the publication also named KC as one of the top cities for singles — i.e. plenty of opportunity for romance, heartbreak and scandal.

We have everything you need. Check the list:

– crazy club scene: Power and Light District
– hipster havens: both the River Market and Westport and everything and everywhere on this list
– classy stuff: the Country Club Plaza
– cool art scene: the Crossroads
– food: we have BBQ. The BEST BBQ. There’s plenty of other stuff as well, from fried chicken to vegan fare.
– alcohol: Boulevard Beer, obviously. And some great cocktail joints from Snow to Julep.

Hosting the Real World only makes sense. Heck, we’ve even got the house picked out: the historic Loose Mansion. This beautiful palace is conveniently located in the heart of Kansas City, making every night out a quick car ride away. With four floors, there’s plenty of room for housemates to sprawl out, or — more likely — brawl out.

Bonus: it’s haunted.

So forget San Diego and New York. Been there, done that. Kansas City is where it’s at. Get out here before we decide you’re not as cool as we thought you were.

We hope to see seven strangers roaming around our amazing city soon.




Author: mazuma

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  1. I’m interested in participating! !

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    • mazuma

      Tweet the post out and tag @MTV in it! We’ll probably have to badger them quite a bit before they decide to take notice.

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      • I do not have twitter but I do email and Facebook . I’d love to be on your show. I’ve lived in Kcmo my entire life so 25 years. things would be interesting with me.. hah

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  2. How does one apply for the opportunity

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  3. Want higher rating come to Kansas City. Also look back on the previous people on real world from KC. Think they were crazy? Now just picture a whole city like that. Bet you will end up making another reality show just about KC.

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  4. Oh please, NO! The Real World is no longer relevant. It’s not a show that should not have survived the 90s. As a Kansas City resident, please don’t make my city look bad with this show.

    We keep things chill and laid back here. Don’t mess with our City culture for your monetary advancement.

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    • Thank God! Don’t make us look ignorant! Keep that show away from here! Will not, and can not bring positive publicity…. Pick another city!

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  5. We also have the loudest stadium and the royals had a great season last year!

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    • mazuma

      And they’re having a spectacular season so far this year too 🙂

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  6. I wanna be apart of it

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  7. Does Real World still come on? SMDH….. sick of reality tv…

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  8. I’m interested in being one of those seven roommate I was born and raised in Leavenworth Kansas not tonfar from KC.

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