They may be ‘looking for love’, but some of the stars of Married At First Sight have also made some serious money from the show.
From endorsements to modelling and media gigs, these savvy brides and grooms have managed to turn their fleeting notoriety into millions of dollars.
As the new season kicks off Monday night at 7:30pm on Channel Nine, Daily Mail Australia takes a look at MAFS’s biggest earners.
They may be ‘looking for love’, but some of the stars of MAFS have also made some serious money from the show, including podcasters Ella Ding (right) and Domenica Calarco (left)
Ella Ding and Domenica Calarco
Ella, 28, and Domenica, 29, starred on last year’s season of MAFS and their careers – and friendship – have gone from strength to strength.
Despite neither finding love, they made the most of a bad situation by inking a $250,000 podcast deal after the show and launching a range of merchandise.
What’s more, Ella has become a brand ambassador for online retailer Pretty Little Thing and had a guest role on British reality series Made in Chelsea.
Domenica also launched a capsule collection with Showpo and hosted her own web series for Nine.com.au.
Olivia Frazer (pictured) is another big earner from last year’s talked-about season, but credits her financial success to adult website OnlyFans
Olivia is another big earner from last year’s talked-about season, but credits her financial success to adult website OnlyFans.
At her peak, the 29-year-old former teaching student had 7,000 subscribers, and pocketed an eye-watering $500,000 in just four months.
She recently admitted she doesn’t want to do OnlyFans forever and will invest her earnings in property to secure her financial future.
‘I won’t do this forever, but I plan on killing it while I’m still in the game,’ she said.
Jules Robinson (left) and Cameron Merchant (right) are one of the show’s most successful couples, and are among the small handful of MAFS stars who can be called ‘household names’
Jules Robinson and Cameron Merchant
Jules, 40, and Cameron, 39, are one of the show’s most successful couples, and are among the small handful of MAFS stars who can be called ‘household names’.
Since meeting on the sixth season in 2019, the pair have been the faces of multiple brands, and their Instagram accounts are filled with sponsored content.
They were also blessed with their first baby in late 2020, son Oliver Chase Merchant.
Since meeting on the sixth season in 2019, the pair have been the faces of multiple brands, and their Instagram accounts are filled with sponsored content
Jules’ main meal ticket these days is her shapewear line Figur.
Meanwhile, Cameron has reinvented himself as an advocate for men’s mental health, drawing upon his own experience with depression that followed his retirement from professional cricket.
While their precise net worth is unclear, they are clearly doing well for themselves as they splashed out $3.65million on their second home in March.
Like Jules and Cam, Martha Kalifatidis (left) and Michael Brunelli (right) have also done extremely well after being matched on the 2019 cycle of MAFS
Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli
Like Jules and Cam, Martha and Michael have also done extremely well after being matched on the 2019 cycle of MAFS.
Martha, 34, a former makeup artist, skillfully distanced herself from the drama of her season and established herself as one of Australia’s premier beauty influencers.
Meanwhile, her 32-year-old fiancé runs a successful fitness program called Tru Fit, which was inspired by his love of exercise and past career as a gym teacher.
The engaged couple are expecting their first child in March this year, which will no doubt lead to more sponsorship opportunities for baby products.
Hayley left behind a successful career in finance to join MAFS in 2020, and found herself working as a labourer on building sites after the season wrapped.
But she turned things around by joining OnlyFans, and soon earned a reputation for performing hardcore scenes most reality stars aren’t prepared to do.
This decision paid off, however, with Hayley revealing last year she was earning up to $1.3million as an award-winning porn star.
She also worked as a $1,000-an-hour escort last year, but has since stepped away from in-person meetings with clients and now sticks to OnlyFans.
Hayley Vernon (pictured) left behind a successful career in finance to join MAFS in 2020, and is now one of Australia’s highest-earning porn stars on OnlyFans
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