"Before the show started, Danny and I talked, and agreed we could do this.We made an agreement it wouldn't be awkward." However, for all of us who have seen the trailer for the new season, we do see an castmate asking Melinda "how could you divorce this kid? Melinda, who has been on a total of four challenges, says now she is happy with where her life is."This way, they don't have preconcieved notions about me! I'm 29 now, a completely different person."Although some personalities may seem to get turned around on camera, Melinda explained that MTV does a good job of showing what's significant and what's real. MTV couldn't write that in."Speaking of jerks, Melinda's castmate from Austin, Wes Bergmann is also on her team this season. I really love that kid." She has also stayed in touch with other castmates from her 2005 adventure. " she said of her career that she's been working at for eight years. "This season, you can catch Melinda on "Team Austin" with her "brother" Wes (who has been on seven challenges and won one), her ex-husband Danny (who has been on six challenges), and Lacey, who is a rookie! "She said yes," the politicking competitor -- who popped the question at a Kansas City Royals baseball game -- captioned the heartwarming photo above.In a serious relationship, she's learned so much during her time on MTV about life, love, and about herself. Although she's in a relationship now, she said that when it comes to dating, it's a strange experience."When I meet someone, I think I prefer when they don't know who I am and have never seen the show," Melinda said. I haven't been on a challenge with him since , and it's like no time has passed. "So, now that she's back home from the show, Melinda has gone back to her every day life —working as a dental hygenist (yes, she cleans teeth)."I love what I do! I had a patient who came in and was like 'I can't believe the girl from the team thing!
and other MTV appearances to lay the foundations of a mini business empire.
Melinda Stolp, 29 was nervous when she was offered an opportunity to be on this season of was always something I wanted to do," Melinda said of her original season from 2005.
"My advice now for anyone going on , don't be with somebody," she said. "For a girl who grew up in Wilconsin, Milwaukee, things definitely changed in Austin.
Follow him on Twitter at @kevin_powell or check out his website at Kevin Powell: Activist, Writer, Public Speaker Real World: Los Angeles Jon is a youth pastor for sixth-through-twelfth graders in Florida, but still plays country music as a hobby.
He also started a program that houses and raises orphans in Uganda called Sozo Children.