Sipping cocktails with a barrage of attractive singletons on a tropical island doesn’t really sound like work – but the stars of Bachelor in Paradise are making bank for their time in the sun.
But just how much?
Well, apparently that very much depends on who you are, with some contestants reportedly earning fifty times as much as their cast mates.
The insight comes as Ivan Krslovic – from Ali Oetjen’s season – revealed he pocketed a modest $100-$200 per day for his efforts to find love in paradise.
“We definitely do (get paid), yeah,” he told Hit 103.5’s Carly and Seamus.
“Most of us have got full-time jobs so we need money to pay for bills and stuff … it’s enough, it’s enough to get us through the week.”
While he remained tight-lipped on the official figure, Ivan revealed it was in the same range as the tax-free $150 a day the Married at First Sight cast were paid during the series.
“Oh thereabouts. I mean, we’re sipping cocktails and sitting around in our boardshorts so it’s not too bad,” he told the program.
But if Ivan was aware of his cast mates’ pay cheques he might not be so jubilant.
If fact, headline-making Alex Nation, reportedly pocketed up to $5000 for each day she spent in paradise, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The publication also claimed most of the cast were banking somewhere in the region of $500 a day, a ghastly ten times less than Alex, who won Richie Strahan’s heart in his quest for love.
Despite the apparently huge pay discrepancy, Bachelor in Paradise’s producers are so far getting bang for their buck due to Alex’s attention-grabbing antics.
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