Former Contestant Confirms 'America's Next Top Model' Paid Contestants Next to Nothing
Last week we discussed the alarming toxicity of America's Next Top Model, and we're disappointed to report that conditions were even worse than we thought. After Twitter user @jiggyjayy2 revealed that contestants were paid the astonishingly paltry sum of $40 a day. Former contestant Sarah Hartshorne confirmed this reproachable news, adding that the women earned zero residuals and had to pay for their food.
Twitter users were both astonished and appalled by this revelation. It's especially disturbing when considering the terrible effect the show had on the contestants' mental health. Women were subjecting themselves to body shaming, shaving their heads, and starving themselves - all for $40. And netizens are not afraid to call this behavior out. Whether Tyra speaks on this is yet to be seen, but it seems like a lot of people would like an apology, or at least a little acknowledgement.