Just over a month after revealing that she had been dropped from Channel Ten’s new reality show The Challenge Australia, Jessika Power has spoken out and revealed details about how much she was going to be paid.
The former Married At First Sight bride was set to star in the series alongside her former co-star Cyrell Paule, but shared in July that the show’s US executives had made a ‘creative decision’ to not include her just days before filming began.
Jessika has now opened up about the cancelled opportunity and what her salary would have been during an interview with So Dramatic!.
While she didn’t disclose the exact figure she was offered, she compared it to her recent TV appearances in Australia and said it was “a good amount of money”.
“The pay cheque wasn’t as big as Big Brother, but once you get to your third or fourth show, it’s not about the money. It’s about the fact that you are getting to do TV again,” she said.
“It was definitely more than what we got at the Married At First Sight reunion.”
Jessika went on to add that while her salary for Big Brother VIP was reported to be $25,000, she was actually paid “a lot more than that”.
“Like, more than double,” she added.
Meanwhile, it’s believed that MAFS cast members were paid at least $3,000 for the two-episode reunion special which aired at the start of last year.
‘It’s been crazy’
Elsewhere in the interview, Jessika spoke openly about her OnlyFans success and the major purchase she plans on making with her earnings.
“OnlyFans is good, I enjoy it, but it’s not something that I put my whole heart into because, at the end of the day, it’s OnlyFans. But, I mean, it pays the bills,” she remarked, before adding, “It pays a lot more than just the bills!
“I’m looking at buying two houses. It’s been crazy. It’s been a whirlwind. And obviously, my lifestyle is a lot better now as well!”
She said that when she first joined the adult subscription-based platform last year she mainly spent her money on handbags, but she’s since changed her priorities and loves to spend the money on travel, property and helping her family.
“I can’t believe I didn’t get on it earlier,” she continued. “I was really scared at the time to do it because I had only just gotten the public back on my side… I panicked for too long.”
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