EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight stars are eyeing off a $ 200,000 payday after gaining hundreds of thousands of new Instagram followers
Several stars from Married At First Sight’s latest season are on track to become the most-followed brides and grooms the social experiment has ever produced.
Domenica Calarco has come out on top with a whopping 424,000 followers on Instagram, while Brent Vitiello has earned a cool 315,000 followers.
Ella Ding is the second most-followed bride with 399,816 followers, which is almost 20,000 more than Jessika Power, who appeared on the blockbuster 2019 season.
The next beauty mogul? Several stars from Married At First Sight’s latest season are on track to become the most-followed brides and grooms the social experiment has ever produced
According to an industry insider, MAFS stars from previous seasons are not happy with the newcomers’ surge in popularity and have been working overtime to create content that drives engagement and brings in new followers.
‘Michael Brunelli [from MAFS 2019] has asked a few of [the 2022 participants] to appear on his podcast, ‘the source said.
‘He seemed very keen to cash in on their fame and collaborate with them to keep his own engagement levels up.’
Mr Popular: Brent Vitiello (pictured) is the most-followed groom from this year’s season with 315,000 Instagram followers
Some of this year’s cast members gained more than 28,000 followers per episode.
Celebrity publicist Max Markson told the Daily Mail Australia that MAFS stars now have the ability to earn up to $ 200,000 per year.
He said a popular bride can easily earn $ 7,000 a week from sponsored Instagram posts and appearance fees, which can add up to a jaw-dropping annual salary.
The OGs! Ella and Domenica are no doubt hoping to be the next Jessika Power (left) and Martha Kalifatidis (right), who have become huge influencers since appearing on MAFS in 2019
‘Jessika Power and Cyrell Paule, both of whom I represent, are still earning terrific money,’ Markson added.
‘They have ongoing relationships with companies who love them and their engagement is still extraordinarily high considering their MAFS year was three years ago.
‘That year, 2019, was the vintage Grange year for MAFS in terms of ratings and attention grabbing for the public.’
Career advice? Domenica has been chatting to radio hosts in the hopes of landing her own show. (Pictured with Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli at an exclusive dinner party hosted by Nova 96.9)
Meanwhile, Domenica has also signed with SF Management, which manages the likes of Karl Stefanovic and Phoebe Burgess.
The PR firm has already been trying to land Domenica endorsements and jobs in the entertainment industry, with the goal of making her next Abbie Chatfield.
‘They think she’s going to be a huge star, bigger than Martha Kalifatidis and Abbie Chatfield,’ an insider previously told the Daily Mail Australia.
Cashing in: Domenica has signed with Karl Stefanovic’s manager in a bid to launch a career similar to Abbie Chatfield’s
MAFS 2022: Top 10 most followed
Domenica Calarco – 424,176
Ella Ding – 399, 816
Brent Vitiello – 315,731
Jack Millar – 192,462
Al Perkins – 170,673
Selina Chhaur – 150,643
Dion Giannarelli – 129,000
Olivia Frazer – 118,877
Samantha Moitzi – 104.502
Jackson Lonie – 92,615