Tiger King's Carole Baskin banks almost $20K after ONE day on Cameo

Carole Baskin of Tiger King fame has banked just under $20,000 after only ONE day on celebrity video messaging site Cameo

While it’s been some months since Tiger King craze was at its peak, interest in Netflix’s zany documentary about big cat owners still runs high – just ask Carole Baskin. 

Baskin, 59, has reportedly made somewhere in the vicinity of $20,000 on just her first day as part of Cameo, the video messaging service where users can pay celebrities to record personalized greetings, according to The Sun.

The Florida-based director of Big Cat Rescue has a page set up on the Cameo site, where fans can fork over $199 for Carole to record a 30-second personalized video message to the person of their choice.

Making bank: Carole Baskin of Netflix’s Tiger King has reportedly made somewhere in the vicinity of $20,000 on just her first day as part of Cameo

Her greeting that welcomes Cameo users sees the star decked out in one of her trademark flower crowns.

‘Hey all you cool cats and kittens,’ she begins, as she does with all her video greetings. 

‘I’m happy to record any kind of greeting for a birthday or anniversary or any kind of encouraging message to the animal lover in your life.’

Ever the animal activist lobbying for a good cause, Carole then asks fans to visit her Big Cat Act website to donate to help her wild feline rescue sanctuary.  

High price: The Florida-based director of Big Cat Rescue has a page set up on the Cameo site, where fans can fork over $199 for Carole to record a 30-second personalized video message

To date, the arch nemesis of Joe Exotic has racked up over 50 positive reviews from Cameo users, and has a collection of nine videos total on her page showing samples of the messages she’s recorded so far. 

Perusing the site, Carole’s asking price of $199 seems steep in comparison to others – for example, television and theater star Cheyenne Jackson can be bought for $95, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Caroline Manzo pegs her price at just $60.

Nonetheless, it would seem that there are enough Tiger King (or specifically, Carole Baskin) fans out there willing to spend almost $200 to get a personal message from her. 

To date: Carole has racked up over 50 positive reviews from Cameo users, and has a collection of nine videos total on her page showing samples of the messages she’s recorded so far

And Baskin-mania doesn’t stop there – the reality personality will of course figure in at least two upcoming scripted adaptations of the Tiger King saga, with one having floated out actress Tara Reid as a potential Carole.

Last month, Reid herself commented on whether she’s actually been cast, saying nothing is confirmed yet.

‘My manager first brought it up, and then it went viral all over the internet. Like, all the fans went crazy with it,’ the Sharknado star told The Morning Show in mid-June. 

‘They’re still not casting or anything yet, but I would love to play the role if they would cast me, for sure. It would be great!’ she said.

Baskin-mania: It would seem that there are enough Tiger King (or, Carole Baskin) fans out there willing to spend almost $200 to get a personal message from her; seen on Instagram

And it doesn’t stop there: Baskin will figure in at least two upcoming scripted adaptations of the Tiger King saga, with one having floated out actress Tara Reid as a potential Carole

Meanwhile, as for the other viral star of Tiger King – Joe Exotic – life is not nearly as well-funded or happy at present.  

The former zoo owner, 57, is currently serving a 22-year prison term after being convicted of scheming to kill Carole.

What’s more, Carole recently took over the Oklahoma zoo that once belonged to Joe. 

The outspoken former presidential hopeful has repeatedly spoken up in letters from prison as to his health, both mental and physical, saying he has been denied access to much-needed medication and that he is feeling ‘abandoned’ – even by his fourth husband, Dillon Passage.

At least Exotic can rest assured that his portrayal will be deftly handled in the upcoming Tiger King series – Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage has landed the role of Joe Exotic in the show.

Meanwhile, life is not nearly as well-funded or happy at present for Joe Exotic: The former zoo owner is currently serving a 22-year prison term

At least Exotic can rest assured that his portrayal will be deftly handled in the upcoming Tiger King series: Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage has landed the role of Joe Exotic in the show

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