If you shed a tear when your favorite houseguest is voted off Big Brother, feel free to dry your eyes. Because even though they lose the chance to win the six-figure prize, they aren’t exactly in the slums.
Elena Davies, who competed on Season 19 of Big Brother, said on Jason Tartick’s Trading Secrets podcast that she and her fellow houseguests get a stipend each week.
According to her, they’re paid $1,000 every week they film, including as jury members. By that logic, even the evicted jury members get paid to be on the show. And don’t forget some of the social media schilling opportunities that also come with their newfound *fame.*
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