"Laguna Beach" stars Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti are cohosting a Dear Media rewatch podcast.
They revealed they made $2,000 each for the first season of the series.
Cavallari and Colletti said they each renegotiated for season two.
Kristin Cavallari and Stephen Colletti revealed the surprisingly low salaries they were each paid to star in season one of "Laguna Beach" on the premiere of their new Dear Media rewatch podcast "Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen."
"We got paid our $2,000 bucks, which by the way I thought was a lot of money at the time," said Colletti at the 36:00 minute mark.
"Laguna Beach," which premiered on MTV in 2004, followed the lives and loves of high school students in Laguna Beach, California for three seasons. Cavallari and Colletti, who dated on the show and have remained friends since, were portrayed as idle rich kids in the docuseries, but they said that was not the whole truth.
For example, they revealed that the hotel room used in the pilot episode of the show "A Black and White Affair" was paid for by production. Cavallari said students at their school "don't go and rent $700 hotel rooms for just a night of fun."
"It wasn't a normal for us," she continued. "We definitely couldn't afford that back then. That was on MTV's dime," added Colletti.
Colletti said during the preview episode for the podcast that he and the series' other star Lauren Conrad renegotiated their contracts to appear in the show's second season, but he did not share how much they were compensated.
Cavallari said she also negotiated for a higher fee to appear in season two and negotiated for other compensation during her time on the series as well. "I honestly would have done it for free," said Cavallari. "When they told us they were gonna pay us I was like, oh my God great!"
She previously told Insider during an interview promoting the new podcast that she asked production to cover her spring break trip to Cabo, which was featured prominently on the first season of the show.
"I said, okay, well, if you're going to film me in Cabo, then you have to pay for my trip. And they did," she said.
Colletti used the show as an entryway into the entertainment business and went on to become a host for MTV's "TRL" and an actor appearing on series including The CW's "One Tree Hill" and VH1's "Hit The Floor."
Cavallari said she saw the series as an opportunity too. She went on create the lifestyle brand Uncommon James and eventually returned to the reality TV world, starring in the final season of the "Laguna Beach" spin-off "The Hills" and three seasons of her own E! reality show, "Very Cavallari."
"Back to the Beach with Kristin and Stephen" is now available on streaming services. Check out the trailer below.
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