The sad reality of former Bachelor stars: Apollo Jackson reveals how he struggled to find a job after starring on the reality program and only sold 11 tickets to his magic show… as he returns to work as a sales assistant
He’s just returned to work as a sales assistant on the Gold Coast, after admitting he struggled to find work as a magician.
And on Thursday, Bachelorette star Apollo Jackson opened up about the ‘crazy few months of ups and downs’.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 26-year-old said that he’s glad he now has a job to ‘help pay the bills’, as he tries to become a full-time entertainer.
‘This year was quite hard to get a job’: The Bachelor’s Apollo Jackson reveals how he struggled to find a job after starring on the show (pictured on a shift on Wednesday as a Tommy Hilfiger sales assistant on the Gold Coast)
‘This year was quite hard to get a job, I think after New Year’s there’s always a lot of people vying for work as well,’ Apollo said.
‘I’d just put a bunch of time and money into starting a stage show which I was really excited about unfortunately it didn’t work out.’
Apollo said his grandmother was dying, so he wanted to spend as much time as her while he could.
Sad: Apollo said his grandmother was dying, so he wanted to spend as much time as her while he could
Claim to fame: Apollo appeared on The Bachelorette in 2017 with Sophie Monk (pictured)
Talking about his new job as a sales assistant at Tommy Hilfiger at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, he said he’s thrilled with his new role.
‘With the bills piling up I just wanted a good job to cover the bills while I work on the crazy stuff, so when I heard through a friend who works there that there was a job opening I applied straight away.’
He added: ‘It’s a great place to work, I’m really lucky to have a good workplace to help my pay the bills while I keep trying to chase those dreams of being a full-time entertainer.’
Apollo, whose real name is Jake Spence, revealed on Instagram in May that he was struggling to find work as a magician.
Trying times: Apollo, whose real name is Jake Spence, after he revealed on Instagram in May that he was struggling to find work as a magician
Career comeback: Apollo will appear on Australia’s Got Talent later this year
‘It has been a crappy few months for me, entertainment has its ups and downs. The last few months have challenged me intensely, work’s dried up,’ he wrote.
‘I’ve had just two paying gigs this year, my phone subscriptions [have been] cut off for the last few months. My stage show I worked my a**e off for six months on only sold 11 tickets so I had to cancel it.’
Apollo, who first rose to fame on Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette in 2017 and then went on Bachelor In Paradise, will appear on Australia’s Got Talent later this year.
He will perform a death-defying aerial show that involves being wrapped in a straitjacket and set on fire.
Australia’s Got Talent premieres Sunday, July 28 on Channel Seven
Dangerous: He will perform a death-defying aerial show that involves being wrapped in a straitjacket and set on fire