While The Real World DC was in production, reports about one cast member, Erika Lauren Wasilewski, suggested she faked cancer and quit the show early. Now, Erika admits faking cancer to get sympathy from her ex-boyfriend.
“Yes, it happened. Yes, I regret it. If I could take it back, I would. I was going through some severe emotional problems at the time. I was lashing out and craving attention wherever I could. It was really destructive,” she Getting Real [Time Out Chicago]