Deavan Clegg opens up about 90 Day Fiance being staged and ‘extraordinarily lengthy filming hours
Former actuality TV star Deavan Clegg says she was compelled to work lengthy hours for a meager wage whereas filming for 90 Day Fiance: The Different Means.
Deavan and her ex, Jihoon Lee, have been launched to 90 Day Fiance viewers throughout Season 1 of The Different Means, which aired in 2019.
The previous couple continued to share their storyline with viewers in Season 2 however have since walked away from filming actuality tv.
Now that Deavan’s contract with Sharp Leisure has expired, she’s speaking in regards to the cons of airing her private life on nationwide TV.
Deavan performed a Q&A in her Instagram Story, prompting her followers to ask her “anything” about her time on 90 Day Fiance.
One of many questions got here from a fan who wished to know the way “staged” filming for the 90 Day Fiance franchise is.
Deavan Clegg dished on 90 Day Fiance: The Different Means scenes being ‘planned out’
In keeping with Deavan, it’s a “difficult” query to reply, however she went into element about scenes being deliberate forward of time, significantly when it concerned going someplace resembling a restaurant.
“Everything is planned out in advance,” Deavan wrote in her reply. “Any time we filmed at a location it was already booked and prepared by a location manager. We would just show up.”
Deavan defined that on-location visits have to be deliberate days or even weeks prematurely so as to safe filming permits. The truth is, Deavan mentioned that all the pieces was deliberate forward of time, together with her meals, which she says was ordered by producers earlier within the day.
The mother of three informed her followers that producers would encourage dramatic storylines by saying issues like, “okay tomorrow we are planning on taking you to a fish market and you can act surprised and culture shocked.”
Deavan talks ‘extremely long’ work days and being ‘severely underpaid’
In one other slide, Deavan talked in regards to the worst a part of her expertise filming for the 90 Day Fiance franchise. For Deavan, it was the grueling schedule, working “extremely long” hours, even filming for 12 to 14 hours on some days.
Not solely did Deavan complain in regards to the lengthy work days, however she additionally griped about her compensation. The TLC alum informed one other follower that she was paid simply $1,000 per episode.
Opposite to standard perception, Deavan additionally claimed that she was required to pay for her journey prices in addition to parking and meals throughout filming, though she was generally reimbursed for some issues, resembling clothes, however not till filming ended.
Her look on the Inform Alls, Deavan mentioned, paid barely greater than common episodes of 90 Day Fiance. Though she raked in $1,500 for the Inform All, she informed her followers that she was nonetheless “Severely under paid for everything.”
“I was close to breaking even,” Deavan mentioned of the cash she put out for journey, meals, and clothes in comparison with the quantity she was reimbursed.
And, to make issues worse, Deavan mentioned that she was “highly discouraged” by producers from doing promotional work and podcasts and was even requested to “stop doing [her] YouTube channel.”
“This is how I made money and they didn’t like that,” Deavan wrote.
Regardless of talking out in regards to the working situations whereas filming for the 90 Day Fiance franchise and beforehand calling her expertise “traumatizing,” Deavan just lately admitted that she could be open to returning — however with contingencies.
The 26-year-old Utah native admitted that she’s been supplied alternatives to movie for TLC once more however mentioned the one means she would agree could be “If it showed the truth and our real story instead of a story planned out for views.”
90 Day Fiance: The Different Means airs on Mondays at 8/7c on TLC.
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