In Pretty Little Liars, Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson) and her mom are often hard-pressed for cash. There was an entire first season storyline that had the Marins hiding their stolen money in the lasagna box. In real life, Ashley Benson doesn’t seem to have such problems. How much can the PLL star make for one tweet?
According to the Huffington Post, Ash gets a cool $5,200 per tweet if she agrees to promote a brand or product. It is part of the growing celebrity tweet economy. Advertisers pay Twitter followers with lots of users (so, mainly celebrities) to promote their product. The more followers one has, the more a company will pay for one’s tweet. As Ash has over 1.8 million followers, her tweets cost a pretty penny.
Sound like a lot for 140 characters? Well, it’s nothing compared to the estimated $20,000 Kim Kardashian gets per tweet. Just think about how much lasagna that would buy!
Can you believe how much Ash can make for a single text? Do you think Twitter should be used for advertising like this? Let us know in the comments below!
Pretty Little Liars Season 4 premieres on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.