Published October 24, 2011
The asking price for the model and former World Wrestling Entertainment personality to attend events has more than doubled now that she is the A-list star’s companion, sources said.
While Keibler used to command around $10,000 for personal appearances at events and parties, planners said she is no longer going for less than $25,000 -- a more expensive echo of Linda Evangelista’s infamous supermodel quote, “We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”
“Stacy’s fee has gone up dramatically,” a source said.
Another source theorized that her appearance fees “are higher because they [event organizers] hope George might show up.”
One insider said that Keibler recently agreed to a $10,000 hosting fee for an anniversary party -- but following repeated appearances with Clooney on the red carpet, she came back to organizers demanding $25,000 for the gig -- a 150 percent markup.
Keibler became an in demand red-carpet staple after placing third on the second season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The former Maxim and Stuff magazine model was often found at events such as the Maxim 100 party, Super Bowl bashes for ESPN, Maxim and the Hard Rock Casino, launch parties for video games, club openings and other events, and would earn anywhere from $7,500 to $10,000 per appearance.
But now, not only is she expensive, sources said she is not even available, having been attached to Clooney’s hip during his press tours for his buzzed-about movie “The Descendants.”
Representatives for Keibler had no comment.