Can’t you buy me love?
While it’s no secret that the “Bachelor” franchise is paying off its romantic hopes, it has long been questioned how much these men and women actually earn. Earlier this week, Bachelor Nation alumni Jason Tartick and Dean Unglert gave fans a behind-the-curtain glimpse.
Dean, who first appeared on “The Bachelorette” in 2017 and was later invited to join “Bachelor in Paradise,” fondly remembers his negotiation.
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“They hit me and they were like, ‘Hey, you wanna do’ Bachelor in Paradise ‘, that other show that pays $ 400 a day, and you could be there for 30 days,’ something like that, ” he recalls while on Jason’s “Trading Secrets” podcast. “They’re like, ‘Well you should be making more money because you’re kind of like the guy that comes off the show … you’re the one they want the most out of your season to go to’ Paradise. ‘, less like [runner-up] To fart [Kraus], obviously. ‘”
Dean fired back for $ 800 a day, but eventually went for a daily rate of $ 600.
“At that point, I was like, on principle, I just wanted them to pay – it could have been a dollar more – on principle, I wanted them to pay me more than they offered to. everyone just because I thought I was hot for some reason, ”he says.
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Sometime after, Dean said he was offered $ 75,000 to lead season 22 of “The Bachelor,” which ultimately went to Arie Luyendyk Jr.
He later returned for “Paradise” in 2019 and remembers asking for $ 20,000 per episode, which he admits to being an “absurd amount”.
“When I said that too, I was so vindicated. I thought to myself, ‘They’re not going to get me for a dollar less than I need,'” he said. “Then, finally, over time, I said to myself, ‘Fuck it’. I think I got down to around $ 602 a day. “
On his second stint on “Paradise,” he met his current girlfriend Caelynn Miller-Keyes.
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Jason, meanwhile, also spoke about his financial experience. After his run on Becca Kufrin’s season of “The Bachelorette,” Jason said that he, Blake Horstmann and Colton Underwood were all offered $ 100,000 to become “The Bachelor,” which ultimately went to Colton.
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Jason, who is now engaged to former “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe, never went on “Paradise,” but it was in cards at one point, as he said he had negotiated a daily rate of. $ 600, but with a guarantee of $ 5,000 in case he doesn’t make it the first week.