Signing up for reality TV is certainly not for the faint of heart. But it does come with some undeniable perks.
Aside from the Instagram fame and teeth whitening endorsements, a few lucky contestants get to walk away with some pretty sweet prize money (we’re talking in the six-figure range).
But while some contestants choose to spend their money on a car, a house or even a crocodile (yes, really), the cash doesn't always last long.
In fact, a few have spent all their winnings in just a matter of years.
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Jack Vidgen, Australia’s Got Talent.
Jack Vidgen was just 14 years old when he won Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.
At the time, the younger singer walked away with a whopping $250,000 in prize money.
But 10 years later, the money is completely gone.
"I wanted to buy my mum a car, so that was a pretty big chunk out of it," Jack told New Idea in 2019.
"I grew up poor with a single mum, and at some points she was working three jobs, working her a** off just so we could eat. So I’d never seen that much money in my life."