Maci Bookout is not getting rich off her deal with MTV.
The Teen Mom OG star has been filming the show on and off for years and recently bought a home with Tyler McKinney. However Teen Mom is not the payday fans might think.
Maci has a new book called Bulletproof where she reveals getting the “s**t end of the deal”. She became famous but not rich from appearing on television:
“Reality TV can make you very famous, but you basically get the s**t end of the deal: Everyone knows your name and talks about you, but there’s no red-carpet prestige or glamorous piles of money,” she writes in the new book.
“Once you become a so-called reality TV star, people immediately think you’re a high-end celebrity and you travel the world and have a mansion and so much money and all these other things they associate with having your face on television.” [via RadarOnline]
Maci insists fame doesn’t always make you rich: “The fact is, my real life isn’t that much different from what it would have been without MTV,” she says. “I still live in Chattanooga and go to Wal-Mart and buy bread and milk.”
Maci has found one source of income… tweeting products to her 1.36 million Twitter followers (for comparison her co-star Amber Portwood has 250,000 followers).
Maci reveals of getting paid to promote things on social media: “Since I took to it so well, I started looking into the prospect of becoming a social media specialist.”