Sole Free with Harlan Friedman Show 3 at Drake Media Studios

2022 | 33:52 | ENTERTAINMENT |

Real World New Orleans, Melissa Beck, April 20th reunion.
Harlan interviews- Melissa Beck
22-year-old Howard was one of seven people selected from a pool of 35,221 applicants to be cast on The Real World: New Orleans, the ninth season of the long-running MTV reality television series. MTV producer and casting director, Andrew Hoegl explains that she was selected on the basis of her audition tape, which he calls "hysterical", and credits the season's humor to Howard, who referred to herself in her audition tape as a "half-black, half-Filipino Chris Rock". Filming took place over the course of 124 days between January and late May 2000.[3] Her 2000 MTV biography describes her as possessing a "manic wit".

After filming ended, Howard move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in standup comedy,[1] as well as to engage in acrylic painting, an interest she developed while in New Orleans.[3]

Howard was ranked #92 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 Women of 2004" feature.[dead link][4]

She was a member of the all-female cast of the Oxygen network's hidden camera/practical joke reality television series Girls Behaving Badly,[1] which aired from 2002 – 2005. In 2005 appeared on Bravo's Battle of the Network Reality Stars.

On May 22, 2020, she launched a podcast with co-host Amanda Strong, Imperfect Strangers.

Keywords: Donna Drake, Sole Free, Comedy, Real World, New Orleans

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