So last night, Sports Unlimited, the sports modeling agency that I do some work with every once in a while, had their annual Christmas party. I decided to go, fashionably late of course,lol to mingle a little bit and catch up with everyone. I was having a pretty good time talking to Katya, a pretty triathlete who lives and trains down in San Diego. I was sitting there listening to her talk about competing in the Ironman triathlon that aired on TV last weekend. It was kinda cool because I actually watched it and so I knew exactly what and who she was referring to.
In the midst of our conversation, I see this guy walk in and he looked soooo familiar that I just mentally said to myself that I knew him from somewhere. I couldn't quite put my finger on where and when we had met, but I KNEW that we had met before.
Katya and I kept talking and eventually he made his way around the room right to where I was sitting and he basically sat right next to me, said hi, said his name, Will, and proceeded to talk and ask lots of questions about my accent, what I did, etc. The whole time I was thinking, oh well, I guess he doesn't remember meeting me before, but he seemed really nice and the conversation was good so I didn't say anything.
I'd have to say a good 15 minutes passed before it finally dawned on me that I DID NOT know him, at least not personally anyway. He said something about liking chocolate as he reached for a piece of this chocolate brownie/cake thing. For some reason that jarred my memory and I remembered where and how I knew him. I'm a pretty avid The Real World on MTV fan(ok, lame I know) most seasons and I definitely watched The Real World Hollywood last season. He was Will Gilbert. The cute guy with the dreads.
In one of the episodes he had talked a whole lot about liking chocolate. Immediately, I started laughing and so he asked me what was so funny. I told him and he said he thought that I had been looking at him kinda weird. I told him that I was just about to ask him why he was acting like he didn't know me, lol!!! Oh well, at least we had a good laugh. I guess I need to do a better job separating reality tv from reality!!
You know what's the worst? I did the exact same thing, with another Real World cast member several years ago at a New Year's Eve party after a glass or two of champagne...didn't know that guy either, lol!!
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