ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Real World's Tami Roman and Beth: Bad Girls and Old Castmates

Updated on October 28, 2015
Tami Roman, top - second from right, and Beth Stolarczyk (Beth S.), bottom  - first on left
Tami Roman, top - second from right, and Beth Stolarczyk (Beth S.), bottom - first on left | Source

Beth Stolarczyk, The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles, 1993

Beth Stolarczyk, discussing her roommates on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles
Beth Stolarczyk, discussing her roommates on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles
Beth Stolarczyk, discussing her job on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles
Beth Stolarczyk, discussing her job on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles

I came of age when The Real World was in its infancy. I remember Tami Roman and Beth Stolarczyk (Beth S.) with their fresh faces getting ready to tackle the world. The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles aired in 1993 -- a time when American households were very slowly starting to get online. Grunge was still in and the economy was slowly building up to the dotcom boom.

It is hard to believe that Tami Roman and Beth Stolarczyk from The Real World 1993, both starred together 20 years ago, and have both become notorious reality bad girls since then.

Back in 1993 ...

To this day I remember David pulling the sheets off of Tami. Beth and Tami then both get in David's face about the incident. David is then booted out of the house. (This is the same David that Puck spits on in another show.) Tami was also pregnant at one point on RW2 and also had her jaw wired shut another time.

Beth was considered a little annoying but also ticked off roommates for bringing her cat into the house (who can also be seen in the cast photo!). The roomies, however, were impressed when she won paintball. Since her time on The Real World, Beth has been viewed as an instigator because she basically compared what David did with the sheets to Tami akin to rape.

Tami Roman, The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles, 1993

Tami Akbar, now Tami Roman, talking about her music recording experience on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles
Tami Akbar, now Tami Roman, talking about her music recording experience on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles
Tami Akbar, now Tami Roman, at her old job at the HIV clinic on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles
Tami Akbar, now Tami Roman, at her old job at the HIV clinic on The Real World Season 2 Los Angeles

Back then ...

  • Tami Roman was named Tami Akbar.
  • Tami was in a singing group with three other women.
  • Tami and Beth were usually rather easy-going.
  • Beth once pasted copies of housemate Aaron's nude male calendar photo all over the house, which he thought no one knew about. She was not so much known as being underhanded back then, just known for being a little silly.
  • Beth's hair was darker and she wore bangs ... like many of us did!
  • Tami was once on a TV dating show called Studs, which some people who were in their teens and 20s in the 1990s will remember.

One of Tami Roman's first acting jobs

Since 1993 ... Reality Bad Girls

Tami Roman became a model and actress. She had a small part in the old drama series from the 1990s, Silk Stalkings. This video above is from 1994, a year after Tami's stint on The Real World ended. Watch Tami act as the bartender in the video above. She is at her beauty prime here -- young, fresh-faced, and thin.

This show also aired the year Tami married her basketball husband, Kenny Anderson. After this filmed she took off six years from acting to be a housewife and raise kids with Kenny until her divorce in 2000. Tami most notably became a bad girl on Basketball Wives, Season 2 and beyond.

Tami Roman today.
Tami Roman today.
Beth Stolarczyk today.
Beth Stolarczyk today.

Beth and Tami Poll

Who are you a fan of?

See results

Tami is known for being one of the most dominant women in the group of wives, ex-wives, and girlfriends.

She has gotten into fights with Evelyn Lozada, Jennifer Williams, and Meeka Claxton. There was a rumor she also had a lawsuit pending against her from Meeka Claxton for hitting her, but Tami has reportedly said this isn't true.

Tami says she hit her because she believed that Meeka was getting ready to hit her first.


Beth Stolarczyk has been on numerous Real World/Road Rules Challenges in the 2000s: RW/RR Challenge, Battle of the Seasons, Battle of the Sexes, The Inferno II, The Gauntlet 2, The Duel, The Gauntlet III.

On most of the shows, while she is an excellent competitor, she has been portrayed as an instigator of drama and secret cliques.

On the Inferno II, castmate Tonya got so fed up with Beth for divulging details about a secret hookup Tonya had, Tonya retaliated by throwing Beth's clothes into the pool. Beth quit the show soon after this happened.

Beth is now married to a man in the real estate industry.

Considering Beth and Tami got their start on MTV back in 1993, it is amazing that their reality careers have lasted. Most reality careers burn out after only a few years.

It was nice to see in these past five years that some of the same MTV characters were on MTV/VH1 again. It makes me think of my own 20s and that I'm not so old myself!

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.