June 03, 2012 04:26 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
It should be pretty clear to Dancing with the Stars fans that celeb contestants don’t really want to be cut. But how much does that fear really have to do with the mirror ball trophy? According to former Dancing with the Stars contestant Margaret Cho, the real impetus for staying the show is, in fact, a weekly salary. Read more to learn how much Dancing with the Stars contestants really make.
In a recent interview on The View, actress and Dancing with the Stars alum chatted Margaret Cho dished on the financial benefits of competing on one of America’s hottest reality shows. According to Cho, being a reject on Dancing with the Stars really isn’t that bad after all. She said that while she appreciates the sentiments of those who claim she was robbed on Dancing, she doesn’t exactly agree. “That’s like saying somebody broke into my house and left me $200,000…don’t feel sorry for anybody who gets voted off. That’s what they make.”
Financial compensation was not the only benefit to being on Dancing with the Stars. Margaret Cho also came away with several valuable friendships. While chatting on The View, she mentioned her instant friendship with fellow contestant Brandy. “Brandy was my best friend from Dancing with the Stars…she was the person I connected with….I just love her because she knows what [the show] is like.” Margaret Cho has such a bubbly personality; it’s hard to see her not making friends, even in a drama-laden season of Dancing. It would be a win-win situation if she made the all-star cast for next season; fans would get to see their favorite actress and Cho would get another $200,000. No complaints there.
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