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.
It is the second season to be filmed in the West South Central States region of the United States, specifically in Texas.
Lacey was raised by ex-hippie-turned devoutly religious parents who raised her in a strict manner, monitoring the TV and movies that she viewed.
This made socialization at school difficult for her, but according to MTV, has given her a unique style.
Almost every season of The Real World, beginning with its fifth season, has included the assignment of a season-long group job or task to the housemates, continued participation in which has been mandatory to remain part of the cast since the Back to New York season.
The east half was leased to a printing services company.
Mel gets drunk and Danny ends up taking care of her.
The housemates work on their South by Southwest documentary; and hang out with the band Halifax.
Included: Rachel, who served as a combat nurse in Iraq; quick-witted Melinda, from Milwaukee; Johanna, who works in a children's shelter, from Riverside, Cal.; Lacey, who works in a beauty salon in Tallahassee; sheltered Danny, from Billerica, Mass.; competitive Wes, from near Kansas City, Kan.; and Nehemiah, from Mesa, Ariz. Also: Johanna asks Nehemiah to not let her drink too much, but when he tries to intercede at a bar, she pushes him away.
Later, a fistfight erupts between several roomies and local revelers.