Wondering how much the cast of "Bachelor in Paradise" were paid to go on the show? There is no prize to win, other than a chance at love, so ABC had to shell out thousands of dollars to get people like Michelle Money and Graham Bunn to come on the summer reality show.
Reality Steve received several inquiries on his blog asking how much each cast member made to spend anywhere from a day to three weeks in Tulum, Mexico. While Steve couldn't confirm the exact amount everyone was paid, he did state that each "Bachelor in Paradise" cast member made a different amount.
"From what I’m hearing, the range was anywhere from about $7,000 to $15,000 ... not everyone made the same amount."
There is no doubt that ABC paid more for those who they felt were more popular on previous "Bachelor" franchise shows. One would expect that the unknowns who only made it an episode or so on various seasons of either the "Bachelor" or the "Bachelorette" were paid the least.
Cast members who have big fan bases, like Michelle Money, Marcus Grodd, AshLee Frazier, Graham Bunn, Chris Bukowski and Marquel Martin likely made the most, although that has not been confirmed.
It is not clear if any of the cast were offered an incentive of extra money if they stayed on the show for multiple episodes. However, Reality Steve thinks that may have happened, stating, "I know they all got a flat rate to come on ... some might’ve got an additional stipend per episode."
Filming for "Bachelor in Paradise" lasted approximately three weeks. Would you go on a reality show to find love, or at least a hook-up, for a few thousand dollars?