Georgetown’s own spoons and teases on The Real World D.C.

If MTV’S The Real World has become known for one thing in its thirteen seasons and counting on air, it’s the hookups.

It must be a law of nature that if a bunch of attention-starved twenty-somethings shack up in an expensive house together and you set them loose on the bar scene of an unwitting major city, the result will be grainy, nightvision bedroom footage, be it housemate-on-housemate or housemate-on-random-city-dweller, that makes for reality television gold.

So when The Real World brought its cyclone of debauchery to D.C. for its latest season, many of us here at the Voice (except for wet blanket Chris Heller) were hoping for a cast member to get some on-screen action.

Well Georgetown, meet your latest celebrity student, Alli, a senior in the SFS.

In Episode Four, which aired on January 20, Alli is the love interest/intended sexual partner of Andrew, one of the season’s oddest and most annoying cast members. Though he claims to have slept with over ten women, his consistent lying and general weirdness (he’s the one who spends much of his time on air wearing the panda hat) have all of his housemates, not to mention all of America, convinced that he’s a virgin. In this episode, he even goes to Panda Charm School where he gets bra-unhooking lessons from his female housemates and Mike.

This week, in an episode perhaps tellingly entitled “The Princess and the Panda,” he set out with a vengeance to disprove us once and for all.

As with so many Georgetown romances, Andrew meets Alli at Rhino. After their requisite DFMO session, Andrew manages to get Alli in a cab back to the cast’s Dupont Circle house. To anyone familiar with the show, that’s a pretty clear signal that Andrew’s finally going to lose that pesky virginity.

Turns out, it’s not going to happen with Alli. After getting in bed with her new friend, cameras rolling and ready for some grey-and-black action, our fellow Hoya refuses to seal the deal with Andrew, saying she’s a “good girl” and suggesting instead that they cuddle and go to sleep. This results in some hilarious confessional footage of a sexually frustrated Andrew, complaining at length about how much he hates spooning.

But either Andrew genuinely liked Alli, or he felt that he’d come close enough to having gotten some that he figured he should try to finish what he started. The two corresponded via e-mail following their post-bar slumber party (her suggestion, how very Georgetown), and agreed to go for lunch at Sweetgreen together.

Romantic shots ensue of the pair sitting in a park eating fro-yo. Andrew, ever the optimist, kills the mood by suggesting that they do it right there in the park, and Alli politely refuses.

Mystifyingly, by this point Alli isn’t creeped-out enough by Andrew to stop seeing him. She agrees to come over when he calls her the following day, and oddly enough, brings her cousin with her. After taking a tour of the house (or rather, being paraded by Andrew in front of his housemates as proof of his conquest) she decides to spend the night with her Real-World-er again.

And Andrew is yet again unsuccessful in his attempt to hook up with Alli, who decides for the second time that she just wants to cuddle. Andrew’s confessional rant about spooning and its lack of any redeeming qualities follows.

The affair ends the following day. Although Andrew attempts to talk to Alli over the phone, she insists that he hang up and read the e-mail she sent him. In the message, titled “Sweetgreen,” Alli lets Andrew down easy, saying that she’s sorry but doesn’t want to continue with their reality-TV-fueled romance. Andrew walks out of the room, head down and dejected, and stiffly lays face-down on his bed in the standard “I’ll never love again” pose. But the kid knows how to bounce back, because the next night he’s once again hitting the bar scene, cruising for an easier target.

As for Alli? From the looks of her public Twitter account, she was clearly apprehensive about the episode’s airing. Since the show’s December 30 premiere, Alli has without fail tweeted every Wednesday about having her “fingers and toes crossed,” with the frequency and intensity of the posts increasing with each passing episode.

“phew. dodged another bullet….until next week. eeeeeek. these minor heart attacks every wednesday night cannot be good for me….” she posted on January 6.

Last night’s three Real-World-related tweets all revealed a pretty nerve-wracked Alli, saying “cannot focus on anything…..please let tonight end well…”, “deep breath”, and “shits about to get real” (I think Andrew would argue otherwise on that last one).

Vox solicited a comment from Alli that exceeded 140 characters by e-mail, but received no response. Whether she’s waiting quietly for the whole thing to blow over or enjoying her fifteen minutes of campus-wide fame as Georgetown’s newest anti-one-night-stand symbol (though clearly not anti-going home with a random guy from a bar), I guess we’ll never really know for sure.

24 Comments on “Georgetown’s own spoons and teases on The Real World D.C.

  1. Oh, I bet she was really eager for things to blow over, no doubt about it. Constantly calling attention to the incident on her twitter page demonstrably shows how eager she was for no one to notice the occurrence.

    Basically, she wasn’t quite self-degrading enough to actually DO anything that would warrant anyone caring about her being on TV, but still went through as many lengths as possible to seem like she deserved to be on TV.

    And we wonder why so many people hate Georgetown students…

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  3. She looks pretty good looking, so anytime she wants to give me a call, I won’t object. That said, I’ve never met her and perhaps, PERHAPS, she’s a very respectable young woman (keeping in mind you have to sign papers to even enter that house).

  4. All I can say is that it is an embarrassment and pathetic that as a Georgetown publication, and as members of a student body who I would hope have more important concerns than some juvenile reality show, that this is what you have chosen to write on. I know Allie personally, and she is nothing but kind, intelligent, and caring. How dare you assume you have any right to judge her or make assumptions, which are al false, about her life. I am embarrassed for you and hope for your sake to retain any worth as writers, Georgetown students, and human beings you remove this slander and write about something that actually matters

  5. Since I also actually know Allie personally, I would like to clarify that she is in fact a very respectable young woman – to say the least. She is obviously very beautiful and has a great personality, so I hardly think it should come as a surprise that endless amounts of guys pursue her – including Andrew from the Real World. Andrew is displayed on the show as actually caring for Allie and being heartbroken when she calls off the relationship. The negative assumptions made about Allie’s character in this article are inaccurate to say the least. As mentioned above, this type of journalism is embarrassing and quite ridiculous. I think I speak for all of those who know Allie, as well as most Georgetown students in general, when I say this article should be removed or at least her last name should be taken off.

  6. It’s no wonder she didn’t respond to the request for a comment. The show ends at 11, so the email would have been sent following that giving her twelve hours of time she probably spent sleeping before the posting of this article at 11 am today. That being said, this article makes me proud to be part of the Georgetown community where fellow students spend time writing articles personally attacking other students as opposed to writing productive contributions to the field of journalism. I don’t think the Voice would choose to compare itself to the Star, but this article makes it seem that way. Twitter stalking someone, seriously?

  7. Dear @TheVoice & hoya,

    If she WILLINGLY chose to work hard to get her 15 seconds of fame on some “juvenile” MTV show (and her facebook statuses over the summer confirm this), judgements are not only warranted, but should be expected. that’s the way the world works. deal with it.

    –The World.

  8. It’s pathetic you have nothing better to do than stalk this girl’s facebook. Get a hobby.

  9. Everyone needs to get over this and stop blowing it out of the water. As if you guys have nothing better to do in your own lives than try and ruin someone elses. Just stop it. It is an embarrassment for Georgetown University students to say such rude things about their fellow classmates. We are suppose to support each other and raise each other up, not tear each other down. I don’t understand how The Voice has the audacity to publish articles about fellow classmates. I am embarrassed and shocked to see this is what our student body has come to, and how editors allowed for this. Its ridiculous that this is actually public. For the sake of GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY please don’t tarnish our classy reputation by posting this garbage. It needs to go down. Thanks.

    Oh, and dear haters. This is old news so why don’t we all just move on and worry about our own lives, or maybe just write about something that is worth reading.

  10. the hilarious thing is that this article is actually really fair, generous even. it doesnt even question her motives……

    this is a really funny read, hence the comments and hence why it’s worth putting up on this blog.

  11. Obviously because this involves a student, is a show watched by many students, and the talk of even more students, the voice has a perfectly valid right to post this. Not classy enough journalism? Then why are you watching the show that its even about, go turn on C-span instead.
    I think Ms. Mead is treating this as any person here treats a hookup, pretend you’re super embarrassed, but so embarrassed that you incessantly bring it up in conversation (or in her case tweet).
    And the article doesn’t slander her, or even cast her as a slut. It merely summarizes what the show portrayed. If she didn’t want her actions to be sensationalized by the show she wouldn’t have signed the waiver. Post-Rhino drunk or not.
    and this is the new age of journalism, checking twitter/facebook. It’s not stalking if someone puts it on public record.

  12. To write such an article about a fellow classmate is mean-spirited and cruel. Next time I would suggest learning the whole story or actually getting to know the person before imposing judgement on his or her personal life.

  13. This article does not impose judgement! Show me a quotation from this article that judges Miss Meade.

  14. I think Ann is right. How dare you write a TV episode recap concerning someone unless you actually know him or her?! The Voice should have become friends with Alli before writing this. That’s the first rule of journalism: become friends with your subjects. If you haven’t gone to a craft store with Alli, bought some beads, and made BFF bracelets, you have no business talking about how she was depicted on a TV show she decided to be on.

    And I agree with “This is ridiculous.” Please don’t discuss facts about students! It besmirches Georgetown’s classy reputation! We wouldn’t want anyone to think Georgetown students are real human beings!

    Wait, why do I care? I got out of this place. I graduated. I’m free. I’M FREE!

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  16. In all of this discussion what’s lost is the real victim of this whole incident: Andrew. This poor virgin, with nothing but the clothes on his back, befriended this clearly lovely girl (bringing the cousin? really? not any connection to andrew being on the show of course, be less obvious), who would not even give him the time of day (Time of Day is Andrew’s favorite sex position fyi). Upon her rejection of him, Andrew has nothing to live for but his own tired self, tragically too tired to give himself the pleasure that Alli would not, and the endless ridicule of his attractive female roommates, the ultimate emasculation. I only hope he returns next week to do what he does best, wooing females with the aid of his goofy sunglasses and awesome panda hat. Until wednesday, Andrew. Until wednesday.

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  18. I have to admit (shamefully) that I was curious who the very attractive blonde that rejected Mr. Andrew on national TWICE really is. It was painfully clear to anyone watching that (1) she is way out of his league, and (2) she was clearly enjoying being on television. At any rate, I don’t know Allison, but she is awful attractive and she scores points for being smart.

  19. Alli went to Choate and lists “very conservative” under political views. Also she is exactly the type of person who would deliberately seek to put herself on television in this manner. Now I obviously did not watch the episode – mainly because the show sucks – but I’m sure the parts that included her were uncomfortable and boring as shit.

  20. I agree with Timothy. I feel for Andrew because she does seem like a nice girl (from the very limited interaction shown on the lunch date), and she was definitely way out of his league. Kind of begs the question, would she have hooked up with him if he wasn’t surrounded by cameras at rhino? But a pointless one as well because even if she had had beer goggles at rhino, his behavior repels women romantically. Too bad she’s so far on the right wing politically, otherwise she seems like a very intelligent human being.

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