In an article with the Las Vegas Review Journal, both Steven (Las Vegas) and Trishelle (Las Vegas) were surprisingly negative about reuniting with their five other roommates.
"I wasn't thrilled about doing it to be honest," says Steven, who was ultimately convinced by Frank (Las Vegas) to do the reunion. Frank had been excited to reunite in the Palms Casino/Hotel five years later and eventually brought Steven on board. Trishelle, being the last hold out, "didn't want to be portrayed poorly again." Eventually, both Steven and Frank convinced Trishelle to do the show.
The article claims that the cast wasn't allowed to leave the Palms for two weeks. Steven says that "I thought this was going to be the most boring show ever." But it quickly became apparent that that wouldn't be the case as the cast was provided with $150,000 worth of bottle service for the two weeks. "The first time was kind of crazy, and I thought that now that we're all adults, we might get to actually know each other better instead of just drinking all the time." Trishelle says. I guess not.
And finally, almost everyone recognizes that Las Vegas was the season that changed everything. Steven doesn't hold back when he says, "We ruined The Real World." With its fights, sex, and alcohol provided 24-7, the series reached new heights with high ratings and new fans. But Steven points out the downside: When 'The Real World' started it was really something relevant. And now it's really not. It's the same thing over and over again. It's sex and drinking and fighting and stuff like that."