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There were multiple moments during MAFS Australia 2019 that we thought, “geez, you should go home now”.
Yet the contestants would clutch onto their position on the show for dear life.
Someone must be handing him a big fat wad of cash to remain in the soul-destroying experiment, we theorised. There is no other explanation.
But we’re pretty sure we’ve figured out how much contestants get paid per episode and it’s… not much at all.
During an Instagram Q&A on Wednesday, Telv Williams, revealed that stars get paid a rate of $150 a day, tax free.
Keeping in mind contestants aren’t working while they’re on the show, and this money is to cover e v e r y t h i n g.
A fan of the 34-year-old asked “Did MAFS pay for new outfits each week or the dinner parties or commitment ceremonies?” and it turns out most of the essentials are out the pocket of the contestants.
“You gotta do all your own hair and makeup. You gotta do your own dress, buy your own clothes… You get paid $150 dollars a day, tax free. It’s sh**, it’s rubbish… everything is off your own f***ing back,” he responded.
Speaking to Now to Love earlier this year, Nasser Sultan from MAFS season five also revealed he was paid $150 a day.
“You get $150 for the day, that’s it,” Nasser told the publication. “But on top of that, you have to pay expenses – your living expenses with the woman that you marry.”