MAFS star and new mother Martha K has weighed in on why she believes the participants on this year’s season of MAFS haven’t gotten an astronomical amount of new followers on Instagram.
In previous seasons, the IG following of MAFS participants has skyrocketed while they’re on the show. As of now, Jessika Power from season six has 372,000, Domenica Calarco from season nine has 544,000 and Martha K has 698,000.
From the current season, the biggest jump has been Claire Nolhamaras who’s gone from 2,800 to 66,600 followers. Melinda, who had a large following before the show, has only jumped from 150,000 to 213,000, which is only a 42% increase.
Martha K, who appeared on season six of the show, has weighed in on the low follower count jump, saying that she thinks this season’s participants “aren’t interesting”.
The reality star told Kyle and Jackie O that she received around 300,000 followers from her time on MAFS, and worked to increase her following since.
“I think I got, at the initial period, I got like maybe 190,000 maybe 200,000 followers. Which is a lot. And then you build up from that. And then our show aired in the UK and then that, also, was about another 100,000 followers,” she told the hosts.
Martha added: “But last season’s contestants got epic amounts of followers. I haven’t been following along this season.”
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“You know what? I just feel like from the few episodes that we have watched, i just feel like the cast maybe they’re not as relatable.”
“The show’s good but the people aren’t interesting.”
Martha gave birth to a baby boy named Lucius Brunelli late last month. She announced her’s sons birth via a sweet Instagram post, sharing a photo of him asleep in a hospital cot, surrounded by beautiful white roses.
“Lucius Brunelli. He’s here, he’s perfect,” she captioned the pic.
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