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The Real World: Austin
Season Information
Season No. 16
Location Austin, Texas
Season Run June 21, 2005 – November 22, 2005
No. of Episodes 24
Starring Wes Bergmann
Lacey Buehler
Rachel Moyal
Nehemiah Clark
Johanna Botta
Danny Jamieson
Melinda Stolp
Season Chronology
Previous The Real World: Philadelphia
Next The Real World: Key West

The Real World: Austin is the sixteenth season of MTV's reality television series The Real World, which focuses on a group of diverse strangers living together for several months in a different city each season, as cameras follow their lives and interpersonal relationships.


The Austin cast had to shoot, edit and direct their own documentary on the South by Southwest music festival. Their "boss" was Paul Stekler, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who taught at the University of Texas.


The Real World Season 16 house

This season the cast was housed in the west half of a 23,552-square-foot (2,188.1 m2) warehouse at 301 San Jacinto Boulevard at East 3rd Street in Austin, Texas, 8,000 square feet (740 m2) of which were used for filming. The interior used for the series was designed by Austin designer Joel Mozersky. Construction took three and a half weeks. 44 cameras were mounted on walls for filming.

After filming ended, the warehouse was completely gutted. The west half of it was turned into a Mexican restaurant called The Rio Grande. The east half was leased to a printing services company. The house was converted into the Vince Young Steakhouse, which opened in November 2010


Cast Member Age* Hometown
Danny Jamieson 21 Billerica, Massachusetts
Johanna Botta 21 Riverside, California
Lacey Buehler 21 Tallahassee, Florida
Melinda Stolp 21 Germantown, Wisconsin
Nehemiah Clark 19 Rancho Cucamonga, California
Rachel Moyal 21 Valencia, California
Wes Bergmann 19 Leawood, Kansas

Note: (*) Age at the time of filming.


The Real World: Austin won "Favorite Season" at the 2008 The Real World Awards Bash. In 2019, the season was made available for streaming on Facebook Watch (alongside The Real World: Key West and The Real World: Portland) ahead of The Real World: Atlanta's premiere