If you’ve check out what fans of The Real World Portland are saying in regards to the fight on Wednesday’s episode, you’ll notice that people have picked sides. Truth be told- I’ve picked a side. But I think a case can be made for either girl being the victor in this battle, and both have reasons for being involved.
Nia– To be fair, she was provoked by Johnny. She did call for Daisy, but she never got physical UNTIL Johnny threw toilet paper on her and threw an energy drink on her. After being covered in Johnny’s morning routine, she swung. Averey was not her target. She was out for Johnny’s blood and grabbed a hair dryer to attack him with. After the initial fight, Johnny went to the bathroom while Nia waited for him to open the door. Once the door was opened, she attacked him. This is when Averey jumps in. Averey really did more hair pulling than punching, but she probably did land more punch on Nia than Nia did on her. However, Jordan intervened and held Nia back while no one was restraining Averey (pictured above). Plus, Averey was able to grab Nia from behind because she was going after Johnny, not Averey.
Averey– Averey was not involved in the initial fight, but once she got word that Johnny has been attacked by Nia she knew that Johnny could not defend himself. That’s why she had to step in. Nia is a bigger girl than Averey, so the fact that Averey was able to land as many punches as she did on Nia is a testament to her strength. Not only did Averey seem to have control over Nia, but she also effectively deterred Nia’s wrath away from Johnny, saving him from a hair-dryer-beatdown.
Whose side are you on?