Because she says she stays up at nights, she rooms with Andre, In Episode 2, she is seen recording for her album The System Sucks.
She considers herself authentic, and thinks that Eric, by contrast, is too concerned over his image and what people think about him.
Such is the lot facing the wayward wastrels of The Real World, something new in excruciating torture from the busy minds at MTV." Shales also remarked upon the cast members’ creative career choices, saying, "You might want to think about getting a real job." Nonetheless, the series was a hit with viewers, and the initial seasons have come to be reassessed. Becky is the daughter of a psychiatrist father and a German immigrant mother who runs an antique store in Philadelphia, to which her family moved when she was 13.
She attended NYU Film School, and worked as an actress with playwright David Mamet's theater company, but eventually returned to her first love, music, and has been working as a folk singer.
She's toured, and has been on The Arsenio Hall Show, but says that in going solo, she has to start all over again.
During the season, she is seen recording her album, The System Sucks.
In 2001, the show returned to the city in its tenth season, The Real World: Back to New York, and in 2008, set its twenty-first season, The Real World: Brooklyn, in the borough of Brooklyn.
The production cast seven cast members from 500 applicants, paying them ,600 for their time on the show.
At the time of its initial airing, reviews of the show were mostly negative.
Matt Roush, writing in USA Today, characterized the show as "painfully bogus", and a cynical and exploitative new low in television, commenting, "Watching The Real World, which fails as documentary (too phony) and as entertainment (too dull), it's hard to tell who's using who more." The Washington Post's Tom Shales commented, "Ah to be young, cute, and stupid, and to have too much free time... Club found the cast's career goals to be "ambitious, articulate, and thoughtful", particularly in the context of the time when the show was produced, when cast members may have sought to be on TV to further their career goals, but not to be reality TV personalities, which was not yet a common goal at the time, stating, "What's so curious about the show's somewhat chilly critical reception is that, compared to today's reality fare—Jersey Shore, the Kardashians, the various Real Housewives—The Real World: New York now seems incredibly, achingly earnest, bracingly raw, and sweetly idealistic." Blake contrasts this with the casts of later seasons, such as that of 2011, who tend to be defined more by their pasts than by their career goals, and who are never unaware of their own onscreen "narrative".
It is the first season of The Real World to be filmed in the Mid-Atlantic States region of the United States, specifically in New York City.
The cast consisted of seven people who were paid ,600 to appear on the series. This is the first of three seasons to be filmed in New York City.