Real World DC’s Erika admits faking cancer

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 told Time Out Chicago. She also says she was “well aware” of the gossip about her while filming was taking place, and responds to other reports, like that she called police on college roommates for a specious reason.


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