“90 Day Fiancé” Has Strict Rules For Its Stars

TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé” is so full of drama, you’d figure the show’s headline-making couples are let loose to do whatever they want. But it turns out that’s not the case, there’s actually a strict set of rules for the stars.

Here’s what’s expected of the stars of “90 Day Fiancé”:

  • Paying their own legal bills: if you thought TLC was fronting the visa and immigration processes, think again. The network finds couples that are “already in the process,” so it’s up to the couples to handle the legal end of things.
  • Getting paid peanuts: The couples aren’t exactly well-compensated for their appearance on the show. In fact, only the half of the couple from the United States gets paid the reported $1,000 per episode. But of course, reality TV comes with a nice publicity boost, if you know how to use it.
  • Stay on script: Even though “90 Day Fiancé” is a reality show, the stars are expected to do some scripted scenes, and in some case do multiple takes if producers don’t like how something was said.
  • Pass a background check: “90 Day Fiancé” alum Paul Staehle revealed back in 2018 that every star has to undergo a background check, and that TLC even conducts their own background investigations.
  • Let editors do what they want: Stars don’t only have to sign reality TV-typical Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA), they also have to sign away their rights when it comes to how they’re portrayed. Basically, the editors are allowed to do what they want, even if that makes the stars come across negatively.
  • Women have to sit a certain way: That’s right, producers apparently even dictate how the stars sit – well, the female stars. According to alum Anfisa Arkhipchenko, “all women” on the show are made to sit with their legs elevated during the confessionals.

It begs the question…why would anyone let themselves be made to look badly for no good reason. Still, if you’re into it, learn more about the rules by clicking HERE.

Source: The List

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