Australian celebrities have been earning thousands by filming personal messages for their fans on a website called Cameo.
While superfans have often spent big on meet and greets with A-listers in the past, it appears a new wave of online speciality content is being cashed in on by famous and not-so-famous faces.
Among the local stars earning a fortune by selling personal ‘shout outs’ for fans and their friends are reality TV stars, drag queens, actors, and YouTubers.
Selling videos for as little as $45, you might be surprised who tops Daily Mail Australia’s Top 10 Cameo Rich List.
Jackpot: Australian celebrities have been earning thousands by filming personal messages for their fans on a website called Cameo. Pictured, Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico
Chicago-based company Cameo, which this week was valued at $1 billion, has steadily grown its celebrity presence and fans have surely been quick to follow.
Below is a look at some of the Australian stars helping to drive the Cameo craze, while earning big bucks in the process.
The following estimates are formed based on the celebrity’s going rate and the number of reviews. Celebrities may have made more videos, but received less reviews on the platform.
1. Youtube star Ozzy Man Reviews
Cost per video: $150
Estimated earnings: $62,100
Ozzy Man Reviews has a large following on Facebook (11 million followers) and YouTube (4.7 million subscribers) for his comedic commentary of viral clips.
Perth man Ethan Marrell, 34, who is a former stand-up comedian and filmmaker, is behind the massively popular Ozzy Man persona.
The videos are a parody of what a typical Australian bogan with a fondness for foul language would react to a wide range of footage.
Fans: Ozzy Man Reviews (pictured) has a large following on Facebook (11 million followers) and YouTube (4.7 million subscribers) for his comedic commentary of viral clips
2. Reality TV star Hannah Ferrier
Cost per video: $79
Estimated earnings: $32,943
Hannah Ferrier is best known for her appearance on Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean, a series she was on for five seasons between 2016 and 2020.
The 33-year-old now resides in Sydney with her partner Josh Roberts and their five- month-old daughter Ava Grace.
Her baby joy came after she was fired as chief stewardess on Below Deck for having undeclared Valium onboard the yacht.
Reality bites: Hannah Ferrier (pictured) is best known for her appearance on Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean, a series she was on for five seasons between 2016 and 2020
3. Actor Alan Fletcher
Cost per video: $45
Estimated earnings: $29,835
Alan Fletcher, 64, has played Karl Kennedy on Channel 10 soap Neighbours for more than 30 years.
With a large fanbase, Alan guarantees an ‘engaging one on one video shoutout’ and offers a discount to anyone subscribes to his website.
Veteran star: Alan Fletcher (pictured) has played Karl Kennedy on Channel 10 soap Neighbours for more than 30 years
4. YouTube star Alex Williamson
Cost per video: $48
Estimated earnings: $29,496
Alex Williamson is a YouTube star, Instagram influencer and comedian, who performs under ‘Shooter’.
He first rose to fame as the radio presenter for The Hot Hits Live from LA and has since risen found a fresh following as a stand-up comedian and social media star.
His Youtube channel’s videos have been viewed more than 92 million views and his Instagram account currently has 504k followers.
Doing it all: Alex Williamson (pictured) is a YouTube star, Instagram influencer and comedian, who performs under ‘Shooter’
5. Actress Emilie de Ravin
Cost per video: $175
Estimated earnings (for charity): $26,425
Australian actress Emilie de Ravin ,39, is best known for her roles on Roswell, Once Upon A Time and Lost.
While Emilie’s earnings place her in the top five of Australian Cameo stars, she states that her funds raised by fans go towards a charity.
Hollywood starlet: Australian actress Emilie de Ravin (pictured) is best known for her roles on Roswell, Once Upon A Time and Lost
6. Actress Danielle Cormack
Cost per video: $69
Estimated earnings: $24,840
Known for Underbelly, Xena: Warrior Princess and Wentworth, Danielle Cormack has been acting for more than 34 years.
She is also a writer, producer and humanitarian.
Acting up: Known for Underbelly, Xena: Warrior Princess and Wentworth, Danielle Cormack (pictured) has been acting for more than 34 years
7. Comedian Christian Hull
Cost per video: $45
Estimated earnings: $16,155
Christian Hull is an Australian comedian best known for his creative and comedic character sketches.
The stand-up comedian and creator has more than 2 million followers over his various social media accounts, and an impressive 18.3 million views on YouTube.
Funny guy: Christian Hull (pictured) is an Australian comedian best known for his creative and comedic character sketches
8. Comic alter-ego Pam Ann
Cost per video: $100
Estimated earnings: $11,170
Pam Ann is the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedian, writer, producer & DJ Caroline Reid.
Caroline’s global comic superstar has gained a cult-like following since 1996.
She once hosted Foxtel’s live broadcast of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade in 2009, which aired to more than 2 million households.
Flying high: Pam Ann is the air hostess alter-ego of Australian comedian, writer, producer & DJ Caroline Reid (pictured)
9. Drag Queen Art Simone
Cost per video: $55
Estimated earnings: $9,405
Melbourne drag queen Art Simone is the current reigning ‘Queen of Australia’ and has played roles in Australian feature films, theatrical shows, television programmes, and commercials, as well as being awarded Drag Performer of the Year for the last two years running
Art also made a surprise appearance during Bachelor Matt Agnew’s 2019 season to host an artistic group date.
They also travelled to Los Angeles and New York last year, representing Australia in the world’s largest drag convention, RuPaul’s DragCon.
Art is due to compete on Stan Original series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
Royalty: Melbourne drag queen Art Simone (pictured) is the current reigning ‘Queen of Australia’
10. Professional Weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey
Cost per video: $169
Estimated earnings: $9,126
Tia-Clair Toomey, 27, is an Australian weightlifter and CrossFit Games athlete.
She won the gold medal in the women’s 58 kg event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.
Motivational: Tia-Clair Toomey, 27, is an Australian weightlifter and CrossFit Games athlete, who can give great pep talks to those wanting a video message on Cameo (Pictured in 2018)
Other honourable mentions go to reality TV stars, sporting greats, singers and chefs.
Troy Delmege, Married At First Sight’s goofy groom from the 2018 season, is estimated to have earned at least $8,070 from fan videos, while Netflix’s Too Hot To Handle heartthrob Harry Jowsey has made $7,800.
Retired football players Billy Brownless and Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico have pocketed $6,900 and $7,200 respectively, while singer Shannon Noll has scored $6,100 and pâtissier and television presenter Adriano Zumbo has earned $6,200.
Elsewhere, actress and singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte charges over $500 for a video, while Kyle Sandilands’ asking rate is $1,000.
Extending his fame: Troy Delmege (pictured), Married At First Sight’s goofy groom from the 2018 season, is estimated to have earned at least $8,070 from fan video
Daily Mail Australia requested definitive figures for a top 10 from Cameo, but did not hear back from the company.
The Office star Brian Baumgartener and comedian Gilbert Gottfried are among the top earners in the United States, according to estimates recently compiled by Broadband Choices.
Actor Michael Rapaport last year became the most successful celebrity to record custom content on Cameo.
The War at Home star received a staggering 1,176 reviews as of July last year and at a cost of $216 a video, raked in at least $254,000.
You can view DailyMail’s list for Cameo’s top 10 highest-earning Americans here.
Tight-lipped: Daily Mail Australia requested definitive figures for a top 10 from Cameo, but did not hear back from the company. Pictured, Too Hot To Handle star Harry Jowsey