MTV’s The Real World: Portland features outrageous cast members who never fail to surprise us with their antics, confessions, and crazy spats! One cast member is Jordan Wiseley, a semi-professional wakeboarder who feels that it’s his way or the highway!
Celebrity Teen Scoop caught up with Jordan about the conflicts he’s had with two of his housemates. Jordan also opened up about trying out for the cheerleading team, how his father inspired him to achieve his goals, and the high standards he put in place for himself.
CTS: What made you take the dare to try out for the cheerleading team?
Jordan: “I love a good challenge, and our girls at Mustang High School are always top contenders. Tumbling is a huge part of cheerleading and that is what I had; I won the bet and then we won nationals. It all snowballed from there!”
CTS: How much pressure did you feel from your Dad to be the best at everything? Can you share an example of how he inspired you to achieve your goals?
Jordan: “No matter what the sport was, my father always made sure to enforce the most important qualities: work ethic, sportsmanship, and drive. At the end of the day, becoming a better person is what it’s all about, and my dad inspired me to be as best I could be.”
CTS: Conflict arises in all relationships. When it comes to being “right” what is more important, being right or saving the relationship?
Jordan: “If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you don’t always have to be right and I don’t always have to have an opinion. However, I think that when you’re passionate about a topic, you should evaluate the relationship and then proceed with caution.”
CTS: You have high standards for yourself. How do you handle it when others don’t meet your level of performance?
Jordan: “After Portland, I discovered that I can’t let other people’s actions dictate how my day goes. I have to strive to be better and that’s all I can do.”
CTS: You seem to have a lot of conflict with two of your housemates. What is it about these two individuals that brings about such harsh criticism?
Jordan: “With Jessica, she is like that little sister that you think is the most annoying person ever. We fight but the respect is there. With Nia, I could read her from the start–she’s so manipulative. Time and time again, she showed us all her true rotten character. As a person, I hated the way she treated others and I could not stay quiet!”
The Real World airs on MTV on Wednesdays at 10 Eastern/PT.