Ryan may have platonically kissed and made up with Preston after pretty much insulting the entire gay population, but he did a handful of really eccentric things that make trying to form a clear-cut opinion about him difficult for us (don’t you hate when you can’t just compartmentalize someone easily?). Here are some of the contradictory happs and oddball ways in which the “Real World: New Orleans” hairstylist behaved on tonight’s premiere of “RW: NOLA.”
WHOA, HE’S HYPER
Personally, we feed off of energetic people, but Ryan is a whole ‘nother breed: He speaks fast, moves fast and makes decisions even faster. When he decided that he didn’t want to room with “the meathead,” he sprinted up and down the stairs, bartered deals with Ashlee, promised the occasional spoon with Knight and gloated about his wingman skills to Eric. All that just to get a different roommate?
COOL, HE’S PATERNAL (OR IS IT MATERNAL?)
Preston identified himself as the Mother Hen of the house, but it was Ryan who sent out the search-and-rescue party when McKenzie went missing (for like two seconds) on Bourbon Street. He seemed like a good guy that just wanted to make sure everyone was safe. Bonus points, right? Well …
IS HE STUCK IN THE PAST?
Not that we don’t whine about our past relationships, but Ryan referenced his ex-girlfriend at least twice, blaming her for his addiction to Xanax and revealing how she crushed his heart. This makes us wonder whether he’s the kinda guy that can’t let go of his past or if he’s just a lovable softie that doesn’t believe in masking emotion. Time will tell!
UH OH, IS THAT JEALOUSY WE SMELL?
On their first night out, McKenzie did what everyone else was doing and flirted with the other bar patrons, but Ryan wasn’t having it. He swarmed around the fellas, pouted and then decided he wanted to leave altogether. Later, he spotted ‘Kenzie chatting up another dude and told her she was a waste of time. Seemed like he overreacted a bit here, no?
+ Do you think Ryan was hard to read or have you got him all figured out? Sound off in the comments and fill us in, then check out these exclusive bonus videos, where Eric, Jemmye, Preston and Knight weigh in on his behavior.