Microsoft sponsoring double date contest with four Real World Key West cast members

To promote its new site Windows Live Expo, Microsoft is offering some college students a chance to double-date four cast members from The Real World Key West. But there’s a catch: The only people eligible are students at The University of Wisconsin Madison, The University of Washington, Ohio State University, and the University of Texas.

To enter, you simply have to “”post a real, unabashed classified personal ad in the people section” of Windows Live Expo, which is “a dynamic social listing service that allows members to find and sell items, discover information, and meet other parties in their area.” The two winners on each campus will each take guests out for an evening with Svetlana, John, Janelle, and Zach.

While the Windows Live Expo site says you can “date a celebrity” through the contest, there’s no promise of a drunken orgy with the cast members.

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