You may dimly recall that a few weeks back, Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair.
The reveal captivated the internet in a way that even Kim Kardashian could only imagine – Caitlyn became the fastest person ever to reach a million Twitter followers, while Vanity Fair claim that their website drew 9 million unique visitors on the day the cover story went live.
It appears that Jenner has set yet another record – her upcoming reality series I Am Cait, which will air in the US on E! and which chronicles her transition to womanhood, reportedly fetched the biggest paycheck that the network has ever handed out to an individual.
Per reports in the New York Post, Jenner was paid $US 5 million for the series. That’s $6.4 million in Australian dollars. However you come at it, it’s an absolute bloody shitload of money, especially considering that she was originally offered much less.
An inside source (gotta love them) said that at one point, talks broke down because the network did not want to pay more than $2 million. “Caitlyn’s agent then began informal talks with other networks, and E! quickly came back to the table, ready to pay $5 million.”
Representatives for the network refused to comment – as you probably would under the circumstances, hey. You can see a trailer for the series, which debuts on July 26, below:
As per usual, if you stopped by purely to comment on how you don’t care about the ongoing coverage of Caitlyn Jenner, then please feel free to disregard all of the above and enjoy this gif of a pug stuck in a toilet instead: