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A very important investigation into what MAFS' Lizzie Sobinoff actually does for a job.

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We need to talk about Lizzie Sobinoff.

Last night we saw the returning bride finally get her happily ever after, as she and Seb decided to take their relationship into the real world.

But before her big decision, the 28-year-old Newcastle woman returned home where the issue of Seb’s career and financial stability was once again bought into question by her parents.

“He hasn’t really decided a career path. He’s into a lot of different things. He’s a bit all over the shop,” said Lizzie’s dad.

“That’s a red card for me.”

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Weeks before during their homestay, Lizzie’s mum also grilled Seb about his professional aspirations and lack of investment property portfolio. You see, she didn’t think his job as a personal trainer and a construction worker could “sustain a life” Lizzie was “accustomed to”.

“Does that mean you don’t have a savings goal right now?” she asked.

“I’m on the fence and what I’d really like to see from you is stability, commitment and an investment property.”

This made us wonder. Apart from returning to her illustrious reality TV career, what exactly does Lizzie do as a job? Unlike the other contestants, Lizzie’s job is referred on the show as “Returning MAFS bride” and we wondered, how much does that pay?

Allow us to present our findings.

What did Lizzie do before returning to MAFS for a second time?

In her first Married at First Sight appearance, her occupation was listed as a ‘Store Manager’ and it seems like Lizzie briefly went back to her previous job after the competition.

In April 2019 she also signed with Sydney celebrity talent agency CTM Group, taking her first steps into ‘former reality TV star turned influencer’. While the agency no longer appears to exist, they did at the time also represent former MAFS star, Telv Williams.

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“So I’m pretty excited to mention that I’ll be working with @ctmgroupau for all things management. Cannot wait to work with a team that understand my direction! For MGMT Enquiries, TV and radio and brand collabs, DM the team or email- [email protected],” she wrote on Instagram.

 

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What we know about Lizzie’s influencer career.

While we’re sure she’s just getting started, Lizzie has already partnered with brands like Tribe Skincare, Tan Tootie, inLuxxe, Booby Tape and Sculpt.

 

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Despite this, her featured products posts aren’t marked strictly as ‘ads’. While UK and US content creators must label their sponsored posts with ‘#ad,’ it is more of a guideline in Australia.

Instead the bulk of Lizzie’ product posts contain discount codes which her fans can use to purchase the products. Presumably, Lizzie also gets paid to make these posts and gets a cut of proceeds every time someone uses her code.

How much did Lizzie get paid for her MAFS reappearance?

So what does Lizzie do now? Currently, her official Channel 9 bio has her occupation as ‘Returning MAFS bride’. While you might scoff at that, it’s believed the former retail worker got paid a lot for her encore performance.

According to New Idea, that figure was around $100,000.

“Lizzie was paid a whopping fee of $100,000 for her four-week appearance on the new season, while the rest of the cast received just $150 per day,” shared an unnamed source.

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