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Netflix Squid Game reality show contestant reveals how much they were paid to appear

Emily Brown

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Netflix Squid Game reality show contestant reveals how much they were paid to appear

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / radhikathedon / Netflix

A real-life Squid Game contestant has revealed how much she was paid for taking part in Netflix's gruelling competition.

A couple of years ago, millions of people across the globe sat down to watch a series where people had to complete challenges with the hope of winning a huge cash prize, or being brutally murdered.

Naturally, hundreds of people then thought, 'I'd love to give that a try!'

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Thankfully for them, Netflix obliged - kind of - in the form of Squid Game: The Challenge.

While the consequences weren't as dramatic as death, contestants did still have to go through some tough tasks in unfavorable weather conditions, all in the hope of winning a whopping $4.56 million - Netflix’s largest-ever reality TV cash prize.

The show has come under fire since it was filmed during a cold snap in the UK, with some players going as far as to threaten Netflix with legal action over alleged injuries they suffered while on set.

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One contestant, Radhika, has now taken to TikTok to share her personal experience and reveal how much she earned from going on the show.

Radhika was player 352 on the show. Credit: TikTok/@radhikathedon
Radhika was player 352 on the show. Credit: TikTok/@radhikathedon

Also known as Player 352, Radhika described Squid Game: The Challenge as a 'wild experience'.

While some players clearly weren't happy with the way events unfolded on set, Radhika offered up a more positive view as she said she would 'not take it back for the world'.

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That's even after learning how much being on the show would pay.

The answer? Zilch.

"Zero," Radhika said. "Zero GDB, zero USD, zero Rupees, zero Won, zero Pesos, zero Euros, zero. Literally zero"

So, just to be clear, she didn't get paid anything.

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"It was all or nothing," Radhika said, referring to the prize money. "We were really in there acting like that for nothing, because the stakes were so high. It was $4.56 million."

Squid Game: The Challenge saw 456 contestants take part for the cash prize. Credit: Netflix
Squid Game: The Challenge saw 456 contestants take part for the cash prize. Credit: Netflix

The contestant went on to explain that players did receive some benefits from taking part, as the production company paid for everyone's transport, including flights from overseas.

Other than that, though, the players had nothing but the basics.

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Radhika continued: "We went in there with the clothes they gave us, a bum bag full of toiletries and essentials, like toothbrush, toothpaste, vaseline. I brought my contact lenses, that's literally all I needed."

After joking that the players left with 'group trauma', Radhika said, on a more serious note, that contestants left with 'so many crazy, extreme, abstract memories'.

"I think that's the best way to put it, but it was such a wild experience and I would not take it back for the world," she said. "Would I do it again for free? 100%."

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Squid Game, Film and TV, Money

Emily Brown
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