Just a few months ago, 22-yearold Jordan Wisely was going to college and working for his dad’s construction company, just trying to find his place in the world.
All that changed when the Mustang native found his place on The Real World: Portland. Wisely was one of eight people selected for the latest season of MTV’s long-running reality series, in which a group of people in their 20s live together and interact.
“Being on The Real World really teaches you about yourself,” he said. “You’re forced to come face-to-face with who you really are.”
Wisely gave credit to the producers for taking the series back to its roots.
“Originally, The Real World was about real people dealing with real-life situations and, somewhere in the middle, it kind of strayed.”
Like many a Real World alum, he would like to parlay TV screen time into an acting career.
“[It’s a lot of] work and dedication,” he said. “I feel like I have those qualities to really dive into a role.”
Until that acting career takes off, Wisely is putting his efforts into other projects, including a clothing line he began a few years ago.
“A big part of learning about yourself and going through this experience is taking responsibility for everything you do,” he said. “I feel like I do that well.”