Bachelor in Paradise season 2 filming is underway, with many of the 25 contestants arriving in Mexico last week. At least six of the guys cast for ABC's summer reality show are Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe's rejected suitors, and fans are wondering if Clint Arlis and JJ Lane will continue their bromance in Puerto Vallarta this summer.
According to blogger Reality Steve, the show will have the same format as it did last season, with the main cast showing up on the premiere, and other Bachelor Nation castoffs arriving at the BIP beach house as others leave the show. Steve released a list of contestants that he believes will be on the show, with several already confirmed by ABC. (Full list below)
Whether the contestants appear on the premiere scheduled for August 2, or arrive later on in the season is unknown, but both Clint and JJ, dubbed the "Brokeback Bachelors" are not on the rumored list. Perhaps their controversial and completely preposterous storyline created so much negative chatter that producers thought it was best not to include them in the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Instead of Clint and JJ, the rumored cast includes six of Kaitlyn's guys who weren't quite so obnoxious, but the guys will definitely provide some late summer entertainment — Jonathan Holloway, Joe Bailey, Tanner Tolbert, Joshua Albers, Jared Haibon, and Justin Reich.
Reality Steve's tentative Bachelor in Paradise 2015 cast list includes guys and gals from two of the franchise's most recent seasons (Kaitlyn Bristowe and Chris Soules), as well as some cast members from past seasons (Andi Dorfman, Juan Pablo, Des Hartsock, Ben Flajnick, and yes, Jake Pavelka).
In addition to the names below, Reality Steve states there is a possibility that fans will see some of the cast from the last season of Bachelor in Paradise, including Brooks Forester, Clare Crawley, Cody Sattler, and Chris Bukowski.
- Kaitlyn Bristowe's Season: Jonathan Holloway, Joe Bailey, Tanner Tolbert, Joshua Albers, Jared Haibon, and Justin Reich
- Chris Soules' Season: Jade Roper (confirmed), Ashley Iaconetti, Megan Bell, Carly Waddell, Ashley Salter (confirmed), Juelia Kinney (confirmed), and Jillian Anderson
- Andi Dorfman's Season: Brian Osborne
- Juan Pablo's Season: Cassandra Ferguson and Chelsie Webster
- Des Hartsock's Season: Mikey Tenerelli and Michael Garofola
- Ben Flajnik's Season: Jaclyn Swartz
- Ali Fedotowsky's Season: Kirk DeWindt
- Jake Pavelka's Season: Tenley Molzahn (confirmed)