Jersey Shore Casting Call, South Side Style

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    A casting agency is looking for South Siders for a reality show similar to the controversial Jersey Shore, but Chicago-style. (Published Wednesday, March 3, 2010)

    G.T.L., baby. If this is your life motto, you could be a star. Or at least an earnest, marginally attractive C-lister!

    O'Connor Casting Co., a Chicago-based casting agency, is looking for South Siders whose lives are centered on Gym, Tanning and Laundry,  for a reality show similar to the controversial Jersey Shore, but Chicago-style, reports the Southtown Star.

    "We're looking for people who represent what a South Sider is," casting producer Joan O'Connor told the Southtown Star.

    But just what is a South Sider?

    Well, the casting company doesn't exactly know just yet. But Chicagoans interested in becoming reality-TV stars should be "buff, hot, sexy, crazy, fun, outgoing," and "love to make things exciting," according to the firm's online ad.

    Applicants can be of any race or nationality, but should be between the ages of 19 and 27 years old.

    If you're a South Sider who fits this description and can give "The Situation" a run for his money, send an e-mail to with your full name, address, phone number, three recent pictures of yourself, and "a brief description of your awesomeness."

    Applications will be accepted through the end of March, but the casting company says the sooner you respond, the better.

    So bust out your fist pump, and get ready to party, get out there, get filthy, creepy and weird.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native, a reality-TV addict, and a social media sovereign.