Three part-time models get their budgets refashioned!
Tuesday, August 7th at 8:00pm
Three part-time models and office workers are in for a serious financial overhaul as Money Man Brendon Johnson teaches them a few lessons on Tuesday, August 7th at 8:00pm on 3.
Patrina, Marjka and Kristy are the original glamour girls who just love the highlife. Unfortunately for these girls though, they have had too much fun. After racking up a combined deficit of $30,000, the ‘It’ girls are now the ‘Debt’ girls.
For Patrina, being on Money Man was definitely an eye-opener.
“I find it hard to look after myself with my lifestyle so really wonder how the average family can live. Money is such a huge stress with many people and it affects so many of us.”
The hardest thing for Patrina was sticking to the budget and having to go without luxuries and things she is used to. She was forced to give up a few things that she didn’t think she would be able to learn to live without.
“Going to parties, daily protein bars for me [laughs], just going and buying – spending what I want when I want. Having friends who want to catch up with me and then I ended up having to say no [because] absolutely every time someone wanted to catch up I could guarantee that it would cost money.”
Patrina, Marjka and Kristy may look familiar to you, and not just through their modelling work. This is not the first time TV3 has been on hand to help them out. Earlier this year, WA$TED! (which is set to begin filming its second series) went to their house to show them how they could be more environmentally friendly, and how to cut down their gigantic power bill! Do the girls still stick with what they learned on the show?
“We do still try and stick to many things they taught us. I really hope that in time New Zealand will be a lot more well-educated on saving our planet, and that it becomes a lifestyle for people.”
Sounds like WA$TED!’s Francesca Price and Tristran Glendinning got through to them, but did Money Man’s Brendon Johnson?
“Overall the show taught me that yes, while we may be in the social “in crowd” of Auckland and get invited to many parties and so on, the type of people we mix with means in five years time we will be five years older, and the younger newer girls will take our place,” says Patrina. “That is unless we start to set ourselves up now and use our assets.”
So can we assume the girls have made life-altering changes?
“Different things are important to me now,” Patrina tells. “If anyone else had the opportunity to do the show they should so they can learn from it; swallow their pride and take some advice.”
Tune in to see these glamour girls have their budgets refashioned when Money Man screens on Tuesday, August 7th at 8:00pm on 3.