Why it pays to be on 'The Bachelor'
After the broken hearts, drunken tirades, steamy fantasy suite makeouts, and of course, synonymous roses, ABC’s 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' contestants compete for love, for nothing. Participants have historically complained about the major expenses associated with participating on the show (hint: the number in well in the thousands), but now, thanks to social media, favorite "Bachelor" alumni also financially benefit.
The show does provide however contestants with sponsored swag bags to promote products on the show.
“It was full of bathing suits, OPI nail polishes, makeup, Kai products, Rich & Skinny jeans, Wildfox tees, and the Sultra Bombshell wand, which I still use to this day and am obsessed with,” said Swartz. “It creates the most perfect waves.”