Bachelor in Paradise airs its first season later this summer and the official cast is released!
The new reality show replaces ABC's Bachelor Pad in which former contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette come together and compete in various games and challenges for prize money. Each week one contestant was voted out by the rest of the cast. The show lasted four seasons and took a break last year. This year ABC is going a different route. Producers are bringing back some of the most popular alums from the franchise.
Who are they? Entertainment Weekly released the cast for Bachelor in Paradise. Contestants are: AshLee Frazier (Sean's season); Ben Scott (Desiree's season); Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo); Daniella McBride (Sean); Elise Mosca (Juan Pablo); Graham Bunn (Deanna's season and former Bachelor Pad contestant); Lacy Faddoul (Juan Pablo); Michelle Kujawa (Jake's season and former Bachelor Pad contestant); Robert Graham (Desiree's season); and Sarah Herron (Sean's season).
According to E! Online, three more cast members will be added to the list when Andi Dorfman's season of The Bachelorette ends.
All 13 contestants will travel to Mexico and live under one roof for seven weeks in what's described to be an "isolated romantic paradise." Bachelor and Bachelorette fans get a chance to watch new relationships develop. Teasers for the show filled viewers in by stating "some of the most unlikely relationships in 'Bachelor' history" happen on this new show.
Other spoilers for the show include "new twists, shocking surprises, and unexpected guests."
Bachelor Pad was full of sexy games, kissing contests, and some outright humiliating contests. Romance found its way onto the show among total opposites as well as those who connected from the start. Tenley Molzahn and Kiptyn Locke have remained together -- though off-and-on -- for several years now. They met on Bachelor Pad season 1.
Spoilers for Bachelor in Paradise will leak over the next few months so fans get hyped up for the summer show. Similar to Bachelor Pad, it's guaranteed drama and surprising situations will present themselves in this latest spin-off. Tropical settings and exotic adventures are perfect ingredients for this group of singles to fall in love. If they didn't find love on the respective seasons the first time, they now have a second chance to see what's out there for them -- and try winning big prize money at the same time!
Bachelor in Paradise premieres Monday, August 4 at 8 pm, ET/PT on ABC.
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