The Real World Austin, also known as The Real World Season 16, starts re-airing on Netflix on Jan. 20. Voted “Best Season” at the 2008 Real World Awards Bash, this season launched the careers of several reality mainstays. It’s never going to be the best reviewed season of all time, but it is one of the most influential. All seven members of the cast went on to star on The Real World spinoff, The Challenge. Some of them continued in the reality TV space, and others went back to… well… the real world. Let’s see what happened to The Real World Austin cast after show and go through what they’ve been doing one by one.
What Happened To The Real World Austin Cast After Show? Danny Jamieson
40-year-old Danny Jamieson and his girlfriend, then wife, then ex Melinda Collins competed on six iterations of The Challenge. They were married in 2008 and divorced in 2010. They have no children together and Melinda only revealed they had split on Cutthroat, the 2012 iteration of The Challenge. Danny has almost no social media presence, but he did win “Best Love Story” with Melinda at the Real World Awards.
Danny has likely gone back into the family construction business. This website for Jamieson Construction in for a roofing business in his hometown. This might be Danny’s Facebook page which suggests that he has gotten married again. Danny doesn’t have any contact with The Real World or The Challenge, and has not appeared in any of the All-Star seasons.
What Happened To The Real World Austin Cast After Show? Melinda Collins
Wes Bergmann Is Thriving After His Time On The Real World Austin
Wes Bergmann has been involved in 21 seasons of The Challenge. He has won 3 seasons (The Duel, Rivals II, and All Stars 3) and taken home $562,200 USD. He has actively retired from future seasons after The Challenge USA 2, but he is not done with the series. There are rumors he will be involved somehow in the 40th season of The Challenge.
Wes married Amanda Hornick in 2018 and is 39 years old. Wes and Amanda are parents to Lucy Jean who was born on Sept. 29, 2023. He has 213,000 followers on Twitter/X and 439,000 followers on Instagram. Wes’ rate on Cameo is $125 USD. He is the originator of reality show platform Betablox, where startups competed against one another. On Wes’s Patreon he will go over his best reality TV moments for $26.50 USD. Wes is a dog dad to Penny the Bernedoodle but his beloved St. Bernard Bootstrap died tragically in 2021 from cancer.
What Happened To The Cast After Show? Johanna Botta
Nehemiah Clark Got Engaged After The Real World Austin
What Happened To The Cast After Show? Rachel Moyal
Rachel Moyal was a combat nurse in Iraq and currently works as a Senior Clinical Implementation Specialist. She has a degree in Human Biology from University at Albany, and a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Albany Medical College. She also has a Doctor of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She’s worked as an associated professor and a surgical assistant. You can read her LinkedIn here.
At age 41 Rachel is still part of the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program. She’s also spoken on career development at the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants. Rachel is also a winner of The Gauntlet III, the same season won by Nehemiah and Johanna. On The Inferno 3, she lost but recorded another memorable moment when cried after being eliminated. Rachel maintains an IG account with 3230 followers, but it is private. We know she got married in 2009 and goes by Rachel Moyal-Smith, and became a mom soon after.
What Happened To The Cast After Show? Lacey Buehler
Lacey Buehler has participated in only one season of The Challenge, Battle Of The Seasons. Danny, Melinda, and Wes were on this season with her but they were all eliminated quickly. Lacey got married in 2016 to Cameron Hanmer and they have two daughters together. Fiona was born on April 24th, 2023 and Barrett came into the world in 2018. Lacey has opened her own salon, Midtown Tryst in 2021 in her hometown of Tallahassee. She also works with sustainable hair product manufacturers Living Proof on their creative team.
42-year old Lacey has an IG account (4,160 followers) and a Twitter (3,800 followers). Her has 4,160 followers and her has 3,800 followers. Most of her Twitter posts are about Love Is Blind and other shows. Lacey owns three cats: Murphy the Persian shorthair, Bruce the one-eyed orange tabby and Alice the rescue calico.