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All the behind-the-scenes gossip from Byron Baes, including where to find the cast on Instagram.

Byron Baes, the original Australian series that follows a flock of influencers in good ol' Byron Bay has finally dropped on Netflix, and if you haven't binged it already, where have you been?

Billed as a 'docu-soap', the series brings us some of the best (and probably the worst) of Aussie influencers living, surfing, and doing something called 'sound-healing'.

Yeah... it's a lot.

After bingeing a few episodes, you bet we've got a whole lot of questions. 

So, we thought we'd pull together all the behind-the-scenes gossip we've found about the show, plus where you can find the cast on Instagram.

How much the Byron Baes cast are paid.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, ex-Bachelor star Nathan Favro said the cast were paid "handsomely" to appear on the show.

Influencer Jade Kevin Foster agreed, adding: "They were very generous."

A source from the production team told the Daily Mail that the cast were all paid the same generous amount.

"Talent were all paid the same out-of-pocket expense to appear on the show, which was less than $500 a day to cover off work and living costs," they said.


Yep, that's a lot more than your typical reality TV pay check. 

The locals didn't hate it as much as people seem to think.

It seems Byron Bay locals didn't hate the reality show as much as people seem to think.

"There's definitely like a sense of localism and a bit of a clique there," Elias Chigros told Smallzy's Surgery on Friday.

"I feel like a lot of the hype... it was a bit of a media sensation. The people that I know from there... they've all been super, super friendly and super welcoming."

Nathan Favro agreed, adding: "I don't think the actual animosity was actually directed towards any one cast member."

He continued: "It's more of like, someone's coming to exploit the beauty of Byron, and I don't think it was that at all. But we don't really experience any shouting across the street."

Where to follow the cast on Instagram.

Elias Chigros

If Elias Chigros looks familiar, that would be because he appeared on Love Island Australia two years ago. 

No stranger to reality TV, the 30-year-old, who goes by Elias Black, has joined the cast in Byron Bay. 


Nathan Favro 

Bachelorette and Bachelor In Paradise star Nathan Favro will be making big waves on Byron Baes.

Sarah St. James

Sarah St. James is a gold coast singer who is looking to meet new people and establish herself as a creative in Byron Bay.


Hannah Brauer

Hannah Brauer is the co-creative director at Bisque Traders, her parent's business in Bangalow.

Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton

Loved-up couple Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton - who is the Sales Director at Silk Laundry - appear together on the show.


Elle Watson

Elle Watson is a Byron woman working for an investment company.


Jade Kevin Foster

Jade Kevin Foster is an Instagram influencer with 1.2 million followers, who moves to Byron to make new friends.


Lauren Johansen Bell

Lauren Bell is a model who appears on Byron Baes alongside her sister, Jessica.

Jessica Johansen Bell

Jessica Johansen Bell is a luxury fashion designer.


Simba Ali

Simba Ali is a spiritualistic therapist, speaker, educator and performer. He's also the epitome of Byron Bay.

Alex Reid

Alex Reid is the drama-stirring talent manager who is proudly not Byron. His Instagram handle is @iamalexreid, but his profile is private.

All eight episodes of Byron Baes are streaming on Netflix now.

Feature Image: Instagram.

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