Sarah Ralston is a 21-year-old aspiring broadcast journalist from Phoenix, Arizona. A recent graduate from Arizona State University, she says she is a budding feminist with very strong conservative and traditional views. She has very close relations with her family and currently has a boyfriend. She has also appeared in the cable news channel MSNBC as a student reporter from Arizona State.
Ralston is part of the newest season of MTV’s reality show, The Real World. It features seven strangers who live in a house for several months while cameras record their every move. The show moves to a different city each season. The Real World: Hollywood is the twentieth and latest installment to this highly successful series. For this season, majority of the cast aspire to work in the entertainment and broadcast industries, precisely the reason why it is set in Hollywood, California. For the first time, the cast will also depend on environmentally friendly amenities, such as a solar-heated swimming pool, bamboo flooring, and energy-efficient lighting, among others.
Along with the other cast members, Ralston is an intern in this season’s workplace, IO West, a comedy club in Hollywood, which presents sketch and improvisational comedy every night. Her stint on the show is reportedly the first time she has lived so far from her family. It has also put a strain on her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, who used to be her debate coach. The show is expected to test Ralston’s independence as she has to fend for herself during the show.
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