Katelynn Cusanelli is one of the eight people who will take part in The Real World: Brooklyn. The 24-year-old was born a man, named Chris, who was raised by a religious Italian family. Despite the love, he was very uncomfortable with himself. His close relationship with her mother led his to desire being one himself, and went through the long process of becoming a woman, culminating in gender reassignment surgery in Thailand. Now, she—a self-confessed computer geek and tae kwon do black belter—is hoping to marry her boyfriend.