Leah Gillingwater was featured as a member of the cast in the thirteenth season of the hit MTV reality television series The Real World, which was set in Paris, France. During the time of the show she was 23 years old, and she originally hailed from her home city of the Big Apple, being a native of Long Island, New York. Gillingwater would go on to pursue higher learning at the University of Maryland, which she graduated from eventually. Among her plans for life are a career in fashion, which ties well into her preference for big name brands, as well as her love of shopping and enjoying herself at parties.
She showed herself to be both boisterous and noisy, a mischievous and fun-loving personality who constantly wanted to make herself the center of attention. At one point, Gillingwater admitted, she only chose to date men who drove expensive cars and catered to her equally expensive tastes. While on the show, she initially finds herself attracted to Ace, yet he chooses not to return her affection. She also proved herself to be aggressive and confrontational, constantly getting into arguments and disagreements with her fellow roommates. A cancer scare for Gillingwater later helps bring her closer to the others.
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