We all know a stint on a reality series inevitably leads to an increase in social media content and usually a sizeable jump in fans and followers.
What many don’t realise however, is that with great fame comes great big paychecks for every photo posted online.
Yep, reality stars are raking in the cash on social media with racy snaps and product promotions landing some of them up to $26,000 AUD per post.
The stars of Netflix’s hottest new series Too Hot to Handle are the latest subjects of an online calculation by UK mobile company Mazumba, which found contestants could earn between $1200 and $26,000 per post.
Based on follower count the staggering numbers show just how popular the stars have become after the series raced to the top of the charts on the back of what seems like a contradictory premise.
Where most dating shows have you gunning for your favourite couples to hook up, Too Hot to Handle requires contestants refrain from any physical intimacy, be it a kiss or a romp in the sheets.
Making it even harder is the fact that each contestant is a bonafide hottie, maybe in part accounting for the whopping following they have each built.
How much does each make?
At the top of the list of earner is Canadian beauty Francesca Farago who, with over 3 million loyal fans, pulls in around $26,300 per post.
The winner of the series with partner Harry Jowsey, Francesca’s photos draw an average of half a million likes, it is no wonder the 26-year-old is making big bucks.
Aussie Harry is also making a decent wage from social media, estimated to earn around $20,000 for his posts.
With slightly fewer fans at a still-impressive 2.6 million, Harry’s photos can rake in just shy of one million like.
Other big earners from the series are Chloe Veitch who earns over $8000 per post, and Rhonda Paul who earns the same.
With reality stars famous for turning brand ambassadors, many may be wondering how much their Aussie counterparts are earning.
Significantly less it turns out. Harry Jowsey sure made the right move skipping MAFS for a Netflix stint.
Online estimator Influencer Fee reports that last years top MAFS stars earn up to $800, though publicist Max Markson who represents Ines Basic, Jessika Powers and Cyrell Paule claimed they could earn up to $10,000 per post.
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