By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b
12:16 PM EDT, July 2, 2012
Even if they end up being a villain, we always have love for Baltimore folks on reality shows. So far on "The Real World: St. Thomas," Dundalk native Trey Weatherholtz, 23, is far from a villain.
He reminds us of that popular guy in high school who also happened to be really nice to all the cliques. So we felt (slightly) bad for asking him these semi-inappropriate questions.
You're from Dundalk. What's the grandest showcase of Dundalkian pride we should expect from you this season?
My accent?! I'm not too sure. Also, I never shied away from an altercation where I thought an immense amount of pride was at stake, and I know that Dundalkians can be just as stubborn as me when it comes to that.
The season previews seem to indicate a romance between you and Laura. Fill in the blank: Laura and I are now _______. And bonus points for not wimping out on this one.
More familiar with one another. Haha. I really want you guys to tune in and see how our friendship/relationship evolves over the course of the season.
You were prom king in high school. Which of your kingly duties prepared you the most for your "Real World" stint?
I'm pretty sure I just won and that was it — not much else came after. However, I would say that my popularity among my peers probably prepared me the most for what life would be like after coming home from "The Real World."
It seemed to be a surprise that you were going to St. Thomas. Which location would you have refused to go to?
We had absolutely NO CLUE that we were going to St. Thomas — I want to make that perfectly clear. Honestly, I probably would've went to wherever they chose; it's hard to turn down an opportunity like that. But being that I'm from Baltimore, I don't think I would've been happy with "The Real World: Pittsburgh." I'd have to remind them who swept the AFC North last season!
How much do you think fellow cast member Robb will do to help America's understanding that a) there can be ginger basketball players and b) that said ginger basketball players can live among us?
We gave Robb a hard time about being a ginger. But all jokes aside, Robb can ball. So hopefully the ginger population realizes how lucky they are to have a baller like Robb in their court — figuratively and literally.
You and LaToya are my favorites so far. I want you guys to have your own spinoff. What would it be called?
I actually texted LaToya and asked her what she thought for this question. Her answer: "T&T" (for Trey & Toya). But that's a little boring. So I'll go with: "Toy Toy & Trey's Real Island Adventures." I know, still lame, right?
What has been a bigger boost to your ego: People tweeting that they're only watching because you went to Frostburg or people tweeting that they're only watching because they think you're hot?
I mean obviously when people are constantly telling you that they find you attractive it tends to make you feel good about yourself. But I'm really happy that people in the community of Frostburg have been so supportive and proud to have me representing the school/community.
You read Brandon's journal in the season premiere. Didn't you see enough '90s sitcoms to know that wasn't appropriate?
You're really killing me here, Jordan! I've already said it once on Twitter that I used really poor judgment when opening the book. Honestly (and I mean this), I did not know that it was Brandon's private diary or whatever when I first stumbled upon it. It was our first night in the house and I was still feeling out the area, so when something random like that is sitting on your table, you tend to get curious.
On your blog, you have a post where you sort-of criticize women who post provocative photos of themselves on Facebook, but you also say, "Bottom line: If God has blessed you with a nice pair of hooters then that's awesome!" Do you expect your thoughts on this issue to evolve over time?
I mean they say that your taste changes every seven years, so maybe that doesn't just apply to your taste buds, but also to your taste in romantic partners as well? I don't want someone I care about (or am interested in) to be posting busty pics of herself all over the Internet for other guys to drool over, but maybe that's just me. Don't get me wrong though. I really do enjoy a great dinner and outing with my friends at a local Hooters.
Finally, another Dundalk-themed question. When will there be a "Real World: Dundalk" and please tell me you've already talked to the producers about it.
That would be crazy! Maybe they could post them up in the poop plant and deck it out with Ikea furniture and bright colors. I'll be sure to run it by them and tell 'em that Dundalk needs love, too!
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