Producers considered 25,000 applicants for casting. The seven selected were not well-acquainted with the series.In response, the heckler bites the tip of Neil's tongue off, requiring 15 stitches to sew it back on, Jay, described as "the quietest, least active one" in the cast, is an aspiring playwright and actor.His parents, Linda and Greg Streight, divorced before he was two.The two American men chosen to help appease the home audience, Jay Frank and Mike Johnson, were not impressed with what little they had seen of it, with Johnson relating that he channel-surfed past it, saying, "This is stupid.I want videos." Entertainment Weekly's Bruce Fretts says that this ignorance precluded them from aping the behavior of past seasons' casts.By Episode 16, the change he feels he has undergone makes him ambivalent about his visit home to Portland and his relationship with Alicia.Mike is a business-marketing major at Westminster College and a race car driver from a wealthy family who races Formula 2000 cars at Gateway International Raceway.So this year plays on more of a Moonlighting, romantic-comedy kind of feel." The most notable event of the season occurs when cast member and singer Neil Forrester kisses a male heckler during a performance, who then bites the tip of Forrester's tongue off. The season also features a guest appearance by Blues Traveler, whose lead singer, John Popper, dedicates a song to cast member Jay Frank, an aspiring playwright and fan of the band.This event earned Forrester a place among other reality television personalities who have been injured during filming on MTV's 2008 "E. This was the first season of The Real World to be set outside the United States.Responding to the accusation that this was motivated by jealousy, he stated in an interview, "I'm not attracted to [Kat] in the slightest", with Kat also referring to the suggestion that Mike had a crush on her as being "rubbish".Lars works for an event and marketing agency while attending the University of Berlin, where he studies communications and North American studies.