Our First Glimpse of The Dallasite on The New Real World.
By Pete on Wednesday February 20 2013 at 3:39 PM
Earlier this month, we passed along word that former Texas Tech linebacker and aspiring Dallas rapper Marlon Williams had been cast as one of the housemates on The Real World: Portland, and proceeded to tell you everything you needed to know about him.
This week, we learn a little more. Earlier this week, the show's producers released the below trailer for this year's upcoming season, which debuts on March 27. Here it is, in all of its glory:
It doesn't tell us too much about Marlon, though. Unless that bit of "shocking" news has to do with him.
Meanwhile, just a couple of hours ago, MTV released a statement formally announcing this year's cast and introducing them to the world. Here's how MTV describes the 24-year-old:
The son of a preacher man, Marlon was raised with strong religious values and beliefs, which causes inner conflict when you love sex as much as he does. He doesn't want to disappoint his father, who raised him after his parents divorced when he was six months old. The first time Marlon laid eyes on his mother was in the coffin at her funeral when he was in the seventh grade. As a military brat, Marlon traveled the world with his father but never stayed in one place long enough to make lifelong friends. In high school, Marlon excelled at football and became something of a local celebrity when he was a linebacker for Texas Tech. He twice received Honorable mention in the All-Big 12 conference and was even trying to go pro, before being cut by the Canadian Football League. After his football career faded, Marlon went through a low point and in his depression, did some things that his roommates will be shocked to hear about. Marlon is in a better place now and is currently working towards a degree in industrial engineering. People in Lubbock still recognize him as Marlon the football star, but he hates that people judge him for no longer playing. Marlon sees coming to Portland as a chance to start fresh without having to deal with people's preconceived notions about who he is today.
Hey! Looks like that "shocking" news is about Marlon. I guess we'll have to watch.
(Like we weren't going to anyway.)