Spencer Pratt gave an interview to Entertainment Tonight that goes in conjunction with his and Heidi Montag’s Life & Style magazine interview, explaining why the two are now broke. He said the couple basically went broke trying to “buy fame.”
“We felt the fleetingness of 15 minutes of fame so we were trying to buy, like, … Let’s buy fame.”
The former reality star explains, “Like if we could eat at this restaurant all the time, maybe we’ll get seen with Mel Gibson or these bigger stars. So you know, we knew our positions, so we were having basically to buy into a tax bracket we didn’t belong into.”
“I know it’s the dumbest thing ever spending money on things,” Spencer says, acknowledging their folly, “But it’s like, if we didn’t, we wouldn’t have got this [web write-up], or we wouldn’t have got this picture in the magazine, and then we wouldn’t be famous at all, and that’s the only thing we had going for us at the time.”
So what were they spending in their efforts to keep up with other celebrities?
“I would say we were spending more than $100,000 [each month] on clothes for sure. And we would only wear them once.” He says that the producers of their cancelled MTV series “The Hills” would get upset if they were seen wearing the same outfit twice, citing continuity issues.
Spencer says the pair were spending money before it even came in, and when the last ten episodes of “The Hills” didn’t get picked up, they didn’t have a back-up plan. “For me to think I was going to be famous and continue at that level of income on a steady basis, was … naive, egotistical, and just foolish,” Spencer says. Now, he says, “I can’t have a long-range plan because I’m so hated I don’t see anywhere I could go.”
Well, if TMZ’s report is true, there is some hope for Spencer and Heidi. They’ve been offered $100,000- to work in Costa Rica.
…a betting website called YouWager.com has offered the couple real life jobs — with a real big salary — if they would relocate to Costa Rica.
Here’s the deal — Heidi and Spencer would get a cool $100k to “manage the odds and lines surrounding the entertainment sector ‐- ranging from celebrity news and pop culture to music and movies.”
Sources close to Spencer tell TMZ, he’s considering the gig — but in light of the recent political turmoil between CR and Nicaragua … he’s “looking into how he can legally own a firearm over there so that he can protect himself.”
This sounds like an offer they can NOT refuse. What do you think?
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