Elka walker

Elka Walker (from Brownsville, Texas) was a cast member on "The Real World: Boston."

She was 19 years old at the time of her appearance on the show.


Elka is a Mexican American who comes from a well-to-do background with conservative values. In the casting special, she revealed that she doesn't know many gay or lesbian people (aside from a gay male couple who ran a restaurant in her hometown) and unsure how she would feel if one of the roommates was gay. She is still struggling with her mother's death from cancer.

Before she leaves for Boston, Elka's father requires her to sign a contract saying she will not smoke, do drugs or have premarital sex while in Boston. Elka is later filmed having a cigarette.

Elka gets her eyebrow pierced against her father's wishes and finally stands up for herself against his controlling ways in a tear-filled phone conversation later in the season.

Her housemate Kameelah suspects that her father is controlling of her because he is still in mourning over the recent death of her mother.

Elka's boyfriend, Walter, visits from Ireland. The housemates expect she will have sex with him, but she insists that she is a virgin and will stay that way until marriage.