Deena Cortese is reportedly set for a Jersey Shore “drama” bonus, it has been reported.
The reality TV star is believed to earn around $40,000 per episode of the popular MTV show, which is significantly less than her co-stars.
But with her increasingly dramatic antics winning her more air time, the 25-year-old could be set for a financial reward.
Deena was recently arrested for disorderly conduct while filming for the sixth series of the show.
“With all the drama that Deena has been bringing to the show, including kissing a girl and even getting arrested, her salary is definitely going up thanks to that,” a source told Radar Online.
Her co-stars Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and Paul ‘Pauly D’ DelVecchio are said to be earning a much higher wage of around $150,000 per episode, adding up to roughly $1.8million per season.
They also get a reported $400,000 signing bonus at the beginning of a series, a $200,000 bonus at the end of each season and $150,000 for additional reunion episodes.
The ranking continues with Jennie ‘JWoww’ Farley, who earns an estimated $100,000 per episode and Vinny Guadagnino at $90,000 per show.
Couple Ronnie Magro and Sammi ‘Sweetheart’ Giancola are said to rake in about $80,000 each per episode.© Cover Media