Adding to Brandi Glanville’s character on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as “POOR” Brandi… the now-Housewife who is being stepped on, run over, demolished by “I worked for my money” Adrienne Maloof…is Brandi’s revelation during her HStern interview that she made only $18,000 for her first season as “friend” of the RHOBH.
How just plain AWFUL for “POOR” Brandi!! Those damn misers at Bravo! How could anyone live on $18,000??? Why, that’s less than minimum wage! How did “poor” Brandi do it?? How could “poor” Brandi have possibly entered into a contract with MissAndy/Bravo/EvolutionMedia for only $18,000??? Those damn big meanies at Evolution! Everyone should feel very sorry for “poor” Brandi and her financial plight… caused by signing a contractual agreement to be a “friend” of Adrienne Magoof on the RHOBH!
Let’s take another look at “poor” Brandi’s $18K!
Brandi may have been paid “only” $18,000 for her participation on the Beverly Hills franchise. HOWEVER! HOWEVER… that is only a small part of what Brandi made during her first stint associated with the RHOBH.
First, being paid $18K for what boils down to probably LESS than 40 hours of TOTAL shooting time ain’t all that bad. And… with Brandi only having “friend” status, Brandi’s shooting schedule was a fraction of the number of hours as that of a “full-time” Housewife. As soon as Brandi let it fly that she was ONLY paid $18,000 for being on the RHOBH… regular 40-hour-a-week people who work 50 weeks out of the year at a 9-to-5 job were simply aghast! That is peanuts!! How could Bravo/Evolution only pay “poor” Brandi only $18K!?!?! NOTE: ”Regular” working people excludes da Magoof… even though her RHOBH character is that of someone who has “worked for her money”! What a joke!!
IMO, Brandi saw the much bigger picture and GLADLY signed on for $18K… even if it means that she had to sign on as Adrienne’s “friend”! Well, Evolution/Bravo HAD to figure out some way for Brandi to have a connection to the already established BH Housewives!
IMO, Brandi agreed to the story line… the one in which she would be the catalyst and the antagonist in the Kim/Kyle drama at AlienShapeShifterPam Dana Wilkey’s “GameNight.”
In agreeing, Brandi knew how much she was being paid. Brandi also knew all the fringe benefits which go along with being on the Housewives and knew that the $18K was just a portion of what she would make. IMO, Brandi also knew that if she “brought the drama” required, there would be an excellent chance of her being promoted to “full-time” Housewife status… which is exactly what happened.
One of the fringe benefits is making personal appearances to promote the show. After completing the shooting schedule, which on average is approximately four months out of the year for a full-time Housewife, Brandi is required to make the rounds of the media… including the appearances on all of MissAndy’s friends in the NYMediaMafia!
The amount for each appearance is SAG/AFTRA union scale, which two years ago was $830. The amount now may have increased; however, for the sake of this post, let’s round it up to an easy $1,000 per appearance. In promoting her first year on the RHOBH, Brandi easily made at LEAST 18 appearances! Easily! Therefore, Brandi made at least DOUBLE of her reported “poor me” $18,000 for being a “friend” of the RHOBH! Also, keep in mind that along with the union scale fee of $1,000, all expenses are paid… the entire appearance fee goes directly into Brandi’s account!
Let’s not feel too badly for “POOR” Brandi! Brandi is milking her 15-minutes and is making dollars for every second. Since signing on to the RHOBH, Brandi has launched her under-designed over-priced “clothing” line, “BrandB” and, of course, has her best-selling ghost-written book!
IMO, Brandi is not poor; has never been poor; and wouldn’t recognize “poor” if it plopped on her head!
Brandi is to “poor” as da Magoof is to “working for her money”!
NOTE: You can buy one of Brandi’s “Boho Chic” very over-priced polyester BrandB dresses at Amazon. IMO, if Walgreen’s had a discount bin for clothing, Brandi’s dresses would end up there soon… for $.50 cents!
Wonder why Brandi’s BFF, LisaVPump, ain’t wearin’ Brandi’s dresses?! Perhaps Lisa knows cheap when she sees it… or maybe Lisa doesn’t…