- The cast of “Selling Sunset” are known for wearing extravagant outfits on the show.
- From sparkles and cutouts to Diesel’s viral belt skirt, season 6 was the most glamorous yet.
- But according to cast member Chelsea Lazkani, the realtors are paying for all of it out of pocket.
If the stars of “Selling Sunset” want to look glamorous, they have to do it on their own dime, a cast member has shared.
In a recent TikTok, Chelsea Lazkani, who joined the cast in season five, answered questions on what she says is one of the most popular topics surrounding the Netflix reality television show: wardrobe.
The stars of “Selling Sunset” are known for wearing extravagant outfits to their property showings, business meetings, and pretty much any kind of work event – day or night. Season six saw some of the most lavish outfits to date, including Lazkani wearing the infamous Diesel micro-miniskirt, made from brown leather and stamped with the brand’s monogram. The skirt currently retails at £795, or around $982.
But according to Lazkani in her TikTok, which has been viewed 2.1 million times as of Wednesday, every outfit worn by the cast is paid for and styled by themselves.
“Do we get a wardrobe budget? Do we have stylists? Does anyone pay for our clothes? Do we get glam for filming? We get this question a lot,” Lazkani starts the clip saying. “We do not get a wardrobe or a glam budget.”
“This is very standard in reality TV,” she added. “This is reality TV, you come as you please. On ‘Selling Sunset,’ we definitely turn up for ya’ll. We turn it up, we are definitely glam girls, we love to be in glam, we love to bring the fashion.”
Lazkami says that for the most part, the cast does “get glam for filming, presumably by a hired professional. “It is out of our own pocket. No wardrobe budget, no one pays for our glam, nobody pays for our outfits,” Lazkani said.
She went on to add that some of the realtors did work with a personal stylist to come up with looks for the scenes in the show, but said that she was not one of them. “That’s why if you see me looking crazy, it’s my fault and my fault only,” she said.
Lazkami’s comments come as Vice’s Helen Meriel Thomas shared in a TikTok that she interviewed Sammie M, who styles Mary Fitzgerald and Amanza Smith on “Selling Sunset,” who said they know some cast members spend between $5,000 to $10,000 on looks for the show.
Thomas said the stylist told her the cast felt the pressure from social media to deliver memorable outfits and were “in competition” with one another, leading to wild fashion in season six.
Netflix representatives for “Selling Sunset” did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.