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Like/dislike: Ty Ruff, 'Real World' alum

Like/dislike: Ty Ruff, 'Real World' alum

After his time spent as one of seven strangers on MTV's "The Real World: D.C.," we're assuming Baltimore native Ty Ruff, 23, was better equipped to handle drama. Then came this season of MTV's other addictive reality show "The Challenge" (10 p.m. Wednesdays). This year, the "Real World"/"Road Rules" vets still compete in random feats of athletic strength, but each cast member is paired on a team with an ex. In Ruff's case, that means working with former "D.C." flame Emily Schromm. Ruff, who grew up in Park Heights and now lives in Los Angeles, said he had mixed feelings about the pairing.

"Emily is the best female competitor...