Bachelor in Paradise is back this summer, right after Kaitlyn Bristowe hands out her final rose on the Bachelorette. The second season of the summer reality series will kick off with a two night premiere on August 2 and 3, starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) April 8, 2015
Producer Mike Fleiss has been keeping most of the details for the upcoming season under wraps, but recently tweeted that the cast he is putting together is “incredible.” Rumors about who will join host Chris Harrison in Puerto Vallarta to find love, or create drama, are creating a buzz online, with the rose master himself dropping hints about which Bachelor alum will appear on the show.
Although she hasn’t officially confirmed that she will be joining the cast, there’s a good chance that fans will see Ashley Salter — with or without an onion — when the cast and crew arrive in Mexico. Fans who watched the Women Tell All in February will recall Chris Harrison all but begging Ashley to go on Bachelor in Paradise this summer.
Now that Kelsey Poe, the “Black Widow” from Chris Soules’ season, has decided not to sue Bachelor producers, it’s possible that she will show up in Puerto Vallarta to stir up some drama. She states in her latest blog post that she’s open to finding love — sounds like she’s a shoe-in to spend some time YOPO-ing in Mexico.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 10, 2015
Other cast rumors include at a few guys from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s upcoming season of the Bachelorette, including Ryan Gosling look-alike Shawn Booth (if he doesn’t make it to the final two), and Josh Seiter, a male stripper and former male escort. The premiere can’t come soon enough, can it?
Chris Harrison tells After Buzz TV that aside from some of the most recent Bachelor Nation castoffs, he’d like to see a few of the older cast members on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise, including Michelle Money, and a few guys from Andi Dorfman’s season of the Bachelorette.
There were 25 people cast for the first season of BIP. Whether or not there will be more, fewer, or the same amount of cast members for Season 2 is still unknown.
The cast leaks will undoubtedly start happening during Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of the Bachelorette, which gets underway (premiere May 18), but for now, here’s a list of rumored Bachelor in Paradise 2 cast members. Who would you add (or subtract) to this list?
- Ashley Iaconetti
- Kelsey Poe
- Ashley Salter
- Britt Nilsson
- Josh Seiter
- Brooks Forester
- Ryan Booth
- Jillian Anderson
- Michelle Money
- Courtney Robertson
- Cody Sattler
- Nick Viall
- Chris Bukowski
- Clare Crawley
- AshLee Frazier
Find out who makes it onto the cast list when the two-night premiere of Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 on August 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.