Despite the article's claims, the gallery shows that most of these shows do pay out exactly what they say they do. ANTM seems to be the exception, not the rule.This was worth reading just for finding out how Extreme Makeover:CryingLikeABaby Edition gets around the homeowners being responsible for taxes.
Bottom line: if we say money, you get the money -- but there's taxes. If we say we're going to help your career ... maybe not.
That sounds about right - but really, you should know there are taxes to pay (especially given Richard Hatch). The salary my employer offers me doesn't bear a whole lot of resemblance to what I actually get to spend either and no one calls that reneging on a promise.