But if you're a celebrity like Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele, you're getting paid tens of thousands of dollars just to grace the desert with your presence (floral headband required, of course). Yeah, just let that sink in.
Lea is reportedly set to collect $20,000 from Lacoste to attend their annual pool party and go check out the concerts by Lorde, Pharrell and Lana Del Rey while wearing the brand's clothes, according to the NY Daily News' Confidential. Vanessa Hudgens is scoring $15,000 from McDonalds, who apparently has something to do with the fest this year (late night munchies, anyone?).
Stars who are still supposedly available for brands to book for their parties or photo ops include Joe Jonas, who costs under $20,000, and Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, who's asking for $15,000 plus two VIP tickets. Apparently, even the famous folk are struggling to find tickets, too. See, they're just like us!
UPDATE: A rep for Lacoste tells Cambio they aren't paying Lea or other celebs appearance fees to attend their Coachella party. And hey, it is always a good time, so maybe they're just in it for the pool party and sweet swag? Oh yeah, and the music.
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