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Former 'Big Brother' Contestant Reveals the Salary She Received from CBS

Former 'Big Brother' Contestant Reveals the Salary She Received from CBS

A former Big Brother contestant is exposing the amount of money the players are paid for appearing on the CBS reality series.

We all know that the winner of the season gets a $500,000 prize and the runner-up gets a $50,000 prize, but did you know that every contestant gets money no matter what?

All of the players receive a salary for being part of the show and we just learned the amount.

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Elena Davies, who appeared on the show in 2017, opened up about the salary in an interview on the new episode of Dear Media’s Trading Spaces podcast with host Jason Tartick.

“We’re paid a stipend per week. $1,000 a week for as long as you film. Say you are the first person sent home and you only spend six hours in the house, you get $1,000. I was in the jury house, so I technically filmed the entire season. I got paid the entire 13-week stipend,” she said.

That means that Elena received $13,000 for her work on the show.

Elena also talked about the expenses she had to appear on the show, saying she spent nearly $5,000 on clothes, hair styling, cosmetic products, and Botox.

“It’s also really expensive to go on reality TV,” she said.

Elena also appeared on MTV’s Ex on the Beach and she revealed that while CBS would not negotiate the salary, the other network did.

“I got paid almost as much as I got paid for Big Brother filming Ex on the Beach, but I only filmed Ex on the Beach for five days because I was the first person that they sent home,” she said. “I just negotiated better than other people that I know.”

She added, “I want to say that my stipend was $4,500. I made it out with maybe $17,000 from this show, and that was just me really playing the game. Even when they wanted to fly me back to shoot just my headshot — because why wouldn’t I shoot that while I was there? — I was like, ‘I want my weekly stipend.’ I flew in at 11:00 at night, and I was on the flight the next day at 9:45 in the morning. And I got paid my weekly [stipend] for that.”

Jason recently revealed that he was offered $600 a day to be on Bachelor in Paradise, though he turned down the offer. He was later offered $100,000 to be the star of The Bachelor season 23.

Find out why a Big Brother contestant this season had to exit the show before the season even started.

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