Live: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ winner Ben Higgins says he’s ‘not a millionaire’
Ben Higgins, the winner of the season five Bachelorette series, is the latest contestant to come forward to claim that he is a millionaire.
Mr Higgins told ABC News Breakfast that he’s now in the process of preparing a statement and said he plans to release it in the coming weeks.
“I’m not a millionaire,” Mr Higgins said.
“It’s not that I don’t earn money.
It’s just that it’s a different way of making money.”
People are being told that I’m the highest paid actor in the world.
I’ve been on this show since Season 1, so I’ve worked for it for three years, so it’s the highest paying job I can be.
“The Bachelor in Paradise star was born and raised in Queensland, but moved to Australia to pursue his career.”
There was a lot of pressure on me growing up,” he said.
Mr, Higgins is not the only contestant who has been forced to release their income statements.
Former reality star Kim Kardashian was forced to post her income from her own company on social media last month.ABC News Online contacted the Bachelorettes’ management company, ABC Entertainment, but was told they would not be commenting.
Mr Bachelor in paradise has been the subject of several scathing reviews, with critics saying it is a “beneath the dignity” of the role and is “just another show” to be avoided.
In its first season, Bachelor in Pains was the highest rated Bachelor franchise in the country.