Netflix has just released its bogan spin on the Real Housewives series in the form of Byron Baes. Anyone watching can see that the glitzy insta-turned-reality stars appear to be rolling in it already, however, we can’t help but wonder just how much they were paid to appear on the show.
The docuseries, which is set in Byron Bay (duh), follows the everyday lives of a gaggle of local influencers. And, as you would expect, there is puh-lenty of drama.
Now, several cast members have spilled the beans and revealed just how much they were paid for the series.
“We were paid handsomely, Netflix look after you,” the star said.
Instagram model Jade Kevin Foster added that the streaming giant was “very generous.”
A Byron Baes production Insider Leaked How Much the Cast Were Paid For the Show
The admissions of the loose-lipped cast come after a supposed production insider revealed the “official” figures that the cast received to appear on the docu-soap.
The source also claimed that the stars were paid a whopping $500 per day during the show’s production.
The supposed insider divulged to Daily Mail Australia: “Talent were all paid the same out-of-pocket expense to appear on the show, which was less than $500 a day to cover off work and living costs”.
Everything You Need to Know About Byron Baes
Since the stars are being paid rather generously, it would be fair to assume that Byron Baes makes for some top-tier entertainment, right? RIGHT???
Well, that is up to you to decide… but here is everything you need to know about the brand-spanking-new show.
The docu-soap has been described by Netflix as a “love letter to Byron Bay”.
The streaming service called the popular holiday location a “magnet for influencers”.
“It’s not just Chris [Hemsworth] and Zac [Effron]’s backyard, it’s the playground of more celebrity-adjacent-adjacent influencers than you can poke a selfie stick at,” the official statement disclosed.
“But PLOT TWIST: Don’t write these Baes off too quickly. There’ll be fights, flings and heartbreak; but beneath every perfect post is a very real desire not just for ‘likes’, but to be liked, dammit, for who you are.”
Byron Baes is produced by the
daft brilliant minds behind Married at First Sight, so of course, there is a constant stream of drama and at least one hidden girlfriend…and maybe a love child?
Who knows! The possibilities are endless!
Who Is In The Cast Of Byron Baes?
Byron Baes is filled with almost-somebodies and could-be-somebodies who have been paid handsomely for their roles in the series.
These baes include former Love Island star Elias Chigros and tea-spilling, salary-revealing Bachelor in Paradise alumni Nathan Favro.
Joining them on-screen while they “[live] their best lives” is Hannah Brauer, co-creative director of local boutique Bisque, glamorous couple Dave Frim and Saskia Wotton and local businesswoman Elle Watson.
Additionally, model and influencer Jade Kevin Foster stars alongside Alex Reid, who was formerly Kyle Sandiland’s personal assistant.
Artist Cai Leplaw, influencer Jessica Johansen-Bell and spiritualistic therapist Simba Ali will also feature.
If you’re keen to check out the “gentrified wankfest” (as it was described by Byron Bay locals), Byron Baes is now streaming on Netflix!
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