People Are Genuinely Surprised By How Little Money “Top Model” Contestants Make After An Iconic Contestant Revealed Her Residual Check

One of the biggest issues of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike is unfair streaming residuals.

Earlier this summer, Kimiko Glenn revealed how much money she makes in residual payments for her role as Brook Soso on Orange Is The New Black. She was on 44 episodes between 2013–2019.

In a viral TikTok, she showed her residual check for a whopping $27.30.

As this person said, that’s barely enough for a Netflix subscription.

This is noteworthy because most reality show contestants don’t receive any residual money at all, regardless of their shows being widely screened on streamers.

That said, we learned about one reality show that gave contestants residual payments, and that show was the All-Stars season of America’s Next Top Model.

Isis King is one of the most iconic contestants on Top Model.

She first appeared in 2008 on season eleven as the franchise’s first trans woman contestant.

Then she appeared on season 17, which was the all-stars season.

Isis shared a residual check she recently received from the show, and yeah, it’s not much!

Twitter: @MsIsisKing

A whopping $5.12.

Isis pointed out that to her knowledge, this all-stars season was the only season of Top Model where the girls received residuals.

Yup it was the only season that paid the models to my understanding

— 𝐼𝓈𝒾𝓈 𝒦𝒾𝓃𝑔 (@MsIsisKing) September 12, 2023

Twitter: @MsIsisKing

People were obviously surprised by how little the contestants got paid.

@MsIsisKing/ Twitter: @Taylorr_L

I think “Y’all were on that show going bald and fighting wars with ZERO income” sums it up best.

y’all were on that show going bald and fighting wars with ZERO income??

— papi bones (@echolaliass) September 12, 2023

Twitter: @echolaliass

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