The prospect at discovering love on nationwide tv ought to be all the motivation anybody must go on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, proper? Probably not. In spite of everything, it’s a must to maintain your fingers crossed that your job helps you to depart for as much as six weeks. Some contestants have even misplaced their jobs up to now! All within the title of affection.
You’ve got most likely thought at the very least as soon as, “Do these folks receives a commission for this?” The reply is not tremendous easy, so let’s have a look at what we all know.
Apparently, until you are the star of the present (the Bachelor or Bachelorette), you will not see a dime. Though Bachelor blogger Actuality Steve, aka Stephen Carbone, commented that Bachelor in Paradise contestants could make anyplace between $7,000 and $15,000, not all of them will make the identical quantity. The actual cash comes after the present (extra so if you happen to grow to be a fan favourite). Between the appearances and Instagram endorsements, you’ll be able to think about the contestants aren’t left with empty wallets.
Former Bachelor Ben Higgins informed BuzzFeed that “because the Bachelor they actually simply match no matter you would be making in the true world throughout the months that it tapes.” In keeping with Actuality Steve, the main man or girl makes about $100,000. Rumor has it that Emily Maynard (who dumped Arie Luyendyk Jr. on the finish of her season) was paid essentially the most at $250,000.
For a present that has been round for greater than 15 years, you’ll assume that the contestants would make one thing whereas on it. Celebrities on Dancing With the Stars get $125,000 only for signing up, even when they solely make it to week one, after which they obtain extra checks because the season progresses. And on Massive Brother, every housemate is given a stipend each week – with one contestant successful $500,000 on the finish.
We’re unsure if ABC is simply being low-cost with its Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, however there hasn’t been a scarcity of younger, enticing singles prepared to go on TV, so . . .