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[QUOTE=BillyBear231;282741]So, this may or may not sound stupid, but do the challengers actually get paid, regardless of whether or not they won?[/QUOTE] I think they get paid to wear Under Armour products
[QUOTE=GiggidyGoo90;282743]I think they get paid to wear Under Armour products[/QUOTE] No, Under Armour pays BMP to have their contestants wear Under Armour.
[QUOTE=GiggidyGoo90;282743]I think they get paid to wear Under Armour products[/QUOTE] I remember when they wore "Aeropostale". The cast would get tons of free hoodies, tank-tops, shirts, t-shirts of Aeropostale and had to wear them on-camera.
[QUOTE=molds13;282745]No, Under Armour pays BMP to have their contestants wear Under Armour.[/QUOTE] So they get paid just for showing up?
[QUOTE=molds13;282742]Provided that they don't violate their contract, yes.[/QUOTE] Coolio, thanks.
[QUOTE=GiggidyGoo90;282750]So they get paid just for showing up?[/QUOTE] Not really. If you leave the game without participating in an elimination or vote off, they wont pay you.
[QUOTE=cystic;282755]Not really. If you leave the game without participating in an elimination or vote off, they wont pay you.[/QUOTE] So if they win a Elimination they get paid for winning?
[QUOTE=GiggidyGoo90;282757]So if they win a Elimination they get paid for winning?[/QUOTE] Rookies get paid based on how long they were there, that is if they don't make it to the end. Vets get a flat payment no matter how long they last. But if someone gets kicked off, quit, or injured, (leaving without being voted off/eliminated) they don't get paid.
[QUOTE=jesses_girl;282759]Rookies get paid based on how long they were there, that is if they don't make it to the end. Vets get a flat payment no matter how long they last. But if someone gets kicked off, quit, or injured, (leaving without being voted off/eliminated) they don't get paid.[/QUOTE] They don't get paid if they have to leave due to injury? That blows. Do they get paid any prizes they won if they have to leave due to injury?
[QUOTE=FishHooks;282712]Sure, but it is really stupid. They should just let the cast members hype the show on twitter/FB as much as possible. Spoilers are such a common thing now that I doubt it would detract (plus MOLDS13 Satellite-controlled nano-robotic cameras are already lodged in the eyes of most Challengers so she gets the live feeds anyway).[/QUOTE] I expect that "stupid" would be the word used among BMP management about people who have contrary opinions to their own. Stand in line, my friend. Some of us have been beating this dead horse for years. They. Don't. Care. What. You. Think.
[QUOTE=jesses_girl;282759]Rookies get paid based on how long they were there, that is if they don't make it to the end. Vets get a flat payment no matter how long they last. But if someone gets kicked off, quit, or injured, (leaving without being voted off/eliminated) they don't get paid.[/QUOTE] You may want to reread that challenge contract that was posted years ago. When I was representing former cast members, that was not my clear understanding of the contract. There is always a question about liability beyond immediate stabilizing medical care for injuries sustained on almost every reality show, but people who are injured are paid. For BMP to act otherwise would violate California Labor Law and any rational view of contract law I've ever encountered.
[QUOTE=GiggidyGoo90;282750]So they get paid just for showing up?[/QUOTE] In the entertainment industry, it's commonly called an appearance fee.
Wait..on the battle of the sexes 2 reunion, some of the cast openly said they were going to appear on the next challenge (inferno 2). Veronica went as far as to say it was in Mexico.
[QUOTE=jhl182;282775]Wait..on the battle of the sexes 2 reunion, some of the cast openly said they were going to appear on the next challenge (inferno 2). Veronica went as far as to say it was in Mexico.[/QUOTE] Times were different back then. Theo on the BOTS2 reunion flat out admitted to splitting money, despite it being said on the show that it's against their contracts to do so. It was around The Island that things started to get very strict and fines were being handed out for minor infractions.
Random, but when making calls for the challenges, does BMP prefer someone who is athletic or someone who is entertaining? Then again, they do cast people like Shauvon and Casey...I might have just answered my own question.
[QUOTE=InfamousJoks;282818]Random, but when making calls for the challenges, does BMP prefer someone who is athletic or someone who is entertaining? Then again, they do cast people like Shauvon and Casey...I might have just answered my own question.[/QUOTE] Shauvon isn't athletic or entertaining in my opinion.
[QUOTE=Challenge_Fan;282822]Shauvon isn't athletic or entertaining in my opinion.[/QUOTE] She's..something? That's what I'm wondering; why people like her Casey, Brandon, Derek- Cancun, and Danny get on challenges? They all seem so extra. place holders for the people they couldn't get I guess..
[QUOTE=InfamousJoks;282823]She's..something? That's what I'm wondering; why people like her Casey, [B]Brandon[/B], Derek- Cancun, and Danny get on challenges? They all seem so extra. place holders for the people they couldn't get I guess..[/QUOTE] How do you group Brandon in with the rest of them?
I know its probably never going to happen, but I would Love to see Carley get back on a challenge. She was very underestimated by everybody and I think she could be great in face-offs, kinda like a hot version of Aneesa.
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[QUOTE=Nightwolf;282794]I'm trying to find that clip of Dustin saying that he sometimes wants to tell Nany that she's "a dumb ho" but I'm not having much luck. That would pretty much describe the situation, or at least her personality at times.[/QUOTE] He was talking with Mike and Leroy outside Subway, if that helps. I think the conversation was broken up into two different dailies clip--one around the time Adam went home and one around the time Adam was going home the second time as best as I recall. I don't remember where it appeared in the aired episodes.
[QUOTE=InfamousJoks;282818]Random, but when making calls for the challenges, does BMP prefer someone who is athletic or someone who is entertaining? Then again, they do cast people like Shauvon and [B]Casey[/B]...I might have just answered my own question.[/QUOTE] Casey is hilarious in my opinion and I loved her little comments on all the shows. Sure she's not the greatest athletically but she's entertaining.
[QUOTE=Challenge_Fan;282827]How do you group Brandon in with the rest of them?[/QUOTE] He's been on 3 challenges and i think it's because someone very important likes him. He's not brought on to be some huge power player and it's clear he isn't brought on to create drama. So he's just there because they can't get anyone else who would actually make an impact or someone likes him.
[QUOTE=kyled13;282830]Casey is hilarious in my opinion and I loved her little comments on all the shows. Sure she's not the greatest athletically but she's entertaining.[/QUOTE] Yeah but she is completely frustrating as a player. She is sooo bad at the challenges and doesnt even want to be there to compete, I couldnt imagine how hard it must be to be on her team, I felt Kim's pain on The Ruins....speaking of Kim, she is a much better version of Casey, her comments are hilarious, she has what it takes athletically and socially, too bad she is done with challenges. It seems like all the good people are either retiring from challenges or arent being asked.
[QUOTE=jesses_girl;282831]He's been on 3 challenges and i think it's because someone very important likes him. He's not brought on to be some huge power player and it's clear he isn't brought on to create drama. So he's just there because they can't get anyone else who would actually make an impact or someone likes him.[/QUOTE] I think that he's a pretty darn good competitor. He did very well on Cutthroat, and as for his performances on FM2 and Rivals, you can chalk it up to the fact that Katelynn and Ty are both inferior competitors.
[QUOTE=InfamousJoks;282807]Its sad, really. You would would think that someone who is in college and is as pretty as her would try and find someone way better than Whor-yer or Bananas. Either way, she may be in shape but she doesn't strike me as someone who is very athletic. I'd rather have Cooke on the challenge than her. I really like drama and all, but I watch the Real World for that; [B]I'd rather see people who have personalities but would really shine in the missions and make them actually worth watching.[/B][/QUOTE] I really enjoy Johnny but yeah, it's a bit odd. Maybe she's just being a gold digger haha. Working her way to the top by getting close to the the shot caller. I feel like it's something she would do. By the way doesn't he have a girlfriend? Same here... Cooke is the one girl from Las Vegas 2011 that I'd want to see on the Challenges. She's probably be on the same level as Ev and Laurel. Too bad she's away playing soccer. I agree with TSPKM2, Kim is a great competitor and great entertainment. I just wish they'd cast more girls who can actually compete, and not girls who make us all look bad. [QUOTE=jesses_girl;282831]He's been on 3 challenges and i think it's because someone very important likes him. He's not brought on to be some huge power player and it's clear he isn't brought on to create drama. So he's just there because they can't get anyone else who would actually make an impact or someone likes him.[/QUOTE] He has a lot of potential, he just hasn't had much luck. On Cutthroat they kept throwing him in, so of course after 100 Gulags, he finally caved. On FM2 and Rivals, he was paired with the worst girl, and one of the worst guys. If 50% of your team sucks, there's not much you can do.

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