This season of ‘The Bachelorette’ has been extremely dramatic with Ashley Hebert’s biting insecurities about not being the Bachelorette the guys wanted to see…and it appears ABC may have felt the same way, as evidenced by her paycheck!
University of Pennsylvania dental student Ashley Hebert has carried her insecurity issues with her from her season as a finalist on Bachelor Brad Womack’s season to her current starring role. You would think she would be happy running the show and calling the shots, but each week she seems even more unhappy…and now we know why: her embarrassing paycheck!
While her paycheck is not meager by any standard, compared to past Bachelor and Bachelorette stars, Ashley definitely got the short end of the stick. Bachelorette Ali Fedotowosky was rumored to have received $100,000 for being the Bachelorette. According to US Magazine, Ashley is only receiving $30,000 for her two-month stint. To put it in perspective, that is the same amount Molly Melaney and Jason Resnik were paid for ABC to air their wedding (in addition to paying for the cost of the wedding itself!).
Ashley, who was already ridiculed on-air by the devilishly handsome contestant Bentley Williams, has had to deal with thinking that she was the last choice for the Bachelorette. Runner-up Chantal O’Brien reportedly began dating her now-fiancee right after filming ended on the Bachelor, and Brad Womack chose Emily Maynard (depite recently splitting), leaving second runner-up Ashley as the only possible candidate for the job!
We wonder if ABC would have considered a larger paycheck for Emily or Chantal….
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