In Real World Hawaii, Ruthie Alcaide proved to be one of the most interesting characters ever to appear on MTV's Real World series. Openly bisexual, a native Hawaiian, Ruthie was born one of triplets and raised by a strict Filipino foster family. She joined a group of cast members from the mainland for the show and stirred things up with her carefree, independent, and often controversial lifestyle. Her presentation not only embodies these elements, but also the more serious side of her, having been shipped by the cast to rehab during filming. Ruthie courageously takes head on the issues of sexuality, addiction, and also just plain enjoying life, which explains her ongoing popularity and appeal to audiences around the country.