You know, ever since I saw that vile, absolutely disgusting picture of Libby with the string-- a pic that is just so classless and tasteless, and even that is an understatement-- I have been wondering the same thing. As we've seen on this show, many (most) of these people have no adequate source of income. I'm just thinking about my monthly bills. I'm frugal but life is expensive and lots of these people could probably not afford, rent/mortgage, utilities, a car note and other necessaries every month. So they go on television and get some form of payment for the show that enables them to pay their monthlies and maybe live a little high on the hog for a while. They get a feel of what it's like not to struggle every month, then the show is over and it's back to minimum wage, or no wage at all and now what? I guess they decide this will be their big break or something, much the same way a lot of women posed for Playboy in trying to capitalize on some small role they had on a television program in the old days. So they do this while their name is still familiar to people.
This is prostitution, plain and simple. They are putting out images of themselves that feed the fetishes of paying customers in order to make money to pay their bills because they want easy money. Don't get me started on the husbands who are probably taking these pictures and participating in the selling of their spouse, you know, someone they supposedly love and cherish. Get a fucking job. Start at the bottom like the rest of us.