Do the Contestants on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Get Paid to be on the Show?
After watching both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for years we’ve always wondered if the people on the show are paid a salary or any type of stipend while their filming. It just seems odd that many of these people will just drop their career or job to be on the show. With the current season of The Bachelorette with Rachel Lindsay currently airing we’ve been curious all over again.
We would like to think that the contestants are at least getting paid by ABC to supplement their income temporarily or to even hold them over if they lost their job. There’s so many other website articles floating around out there that give mixed and confusing information. Some say they do, others say they don’t.
Well, here at Rich Celebs we finally have an accurate answer for you. Back in February 2017, former Bachelor Nick Viall was on Howard Stern. Now, many people didn’t hear about this interview because it was a really short 5 to 7 minute interview. This is so different from Howard Stern’s typical interviews that run about an hour long.
With longer interviews, big media companies are able to gather enough information to create an entire article out of. Nick Viall’s was so short everyone just seemed to pass on it. But there was one thing that caught my ear though and it was Stern trying to pull as much info as possible about how much money everyone makes.
You’ll be surprised to learn that not one single contestant, whether on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, get paid to be on the show. The only person who receives any money while filming are the main bachelors or bachelorettes. Nick said that even then as the bachelor he didn’t make enough money to keep him afloat very long.
He stated that where the real money comes from is all the media attention, interviews and endorsements. It’s up to you whether you choose to monetize your new found fame. Other than that, you aren’t going to be rich from being a contestant on the show.