Over the years, ANTMThe winners received models contracts, beauty deals and other prizes.
20-year-olds were featured in the 24th season. Kyla ColemanNext Model Management signed the winner of the competition, and he earned a fashion spread. PaperPantene gave a cash prize worth $100,000 to the magazine.
But according to other reality TV contestants, this level of minimal pay appears to be the norm in the industry.
Returned in July Big Brother‘s Elena DaviesThe show’s 19th season featured a contestant named Judith, who revealed how much money she earned during her time on the show.
“We’re paid a stipend per week,”During an interview, she stated that The Bachelorette‘s Jason Tartick‘s Dear Media podcast Trading secrets. “$1,000 per week, [for] as long as you film. So if, like say you are the first person sent home and you only film six hours in the house, you get your thousand.”
“I technically filmed the entire season,”She elaborated. “So I got paid the entire 13 weeks stipend or whatever.”
Elena claimed that she won $5,000 in addition to her weekly earnings.