The second season of Bachelor in Paradise returns with a two-night premiere on August 2 and 3 on ABC. One week after Kaitlyn Bristowe hands out her final rose on the Bachelorette, the drama will begin at the Playa Escondida Resort in Sayulita, Mexico.
Who finds love, who breaks up, and who cries her way off the show? Here are some of the highlights from the upcoming season. [Spoilers ahead]
ABC released the initial cast list for Bachelor in Paradise Season 2, but there are several cast members who have not been officially announced. Producers are likely trying to surprise fans this season, but spoilers indicate that a total of 27 former Bachelor and Bachelorette cast members will be stirring up drama, hooking up at the beach-front resort, and yes, falling in love.
According to Reality Steve, the following guys and gals will appear on BIP, with some starting on night one, and others arriving throughout the season.
Ladies: Carly Waddell, Megan Bell, Samantha Steffen, Tenley Molzahn, Ashley Salter, Ashley Iaconetti, Lauren Iaconetti (Ashley’s sister), Jade Roper, Jaclyn Swartz, Chelsie Webster, Jillian Anderson, Clare Crawley, Juelia Kinney, Cassandra Ferguson, and Mackenzie Deonigi.
Guys: Dan Cox, Kirk DeWindt, Chris Bukowski, Mikey Tenerelli, Tanner Tolbert, Jonathan Holloway, JJ Lane, Jared Haibon, Joshua Albers, Joe Bailey, Michael Garofola, Justin Reich, and Nick Peterson.
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, one of Kaitlyn’s ex-suitors, Jared Haibon, doesn’t stay long and is still broken-hearted over the Bachelorette. He reportedly goes on a few dates with Ashley Iaconetti (the virgin from Chris Soules’ season), but decides she’s not for him. Of course she’s broken-hearted — let the extremely loud crying begin.
MovieFone reports that of the four couples that make it to the end, only two walk away together on the upcoming season of BIP. A love triangle between Joe Bailey (Kaitlyn’s season), Nick Peterson (Bachelor Pad 3 winner), and Samantha Steffen (Chris Soules’ season) forces Joe to leave the show, but Nick and Samantha apparently don’t last past the season finale.
Tenley Molzahn, who got her start with the franchise on Jake Pavelka’s season, hooks up with Kaitlyn’s ex, Joshua Albers, but spoilers indicate that they break up at the end of the show.
The two couples rumored to make it may surprise you. Justin Reich, who barely had any air time on Katilyn’s season of the Bachelorette, is reportedly dating Cassandra Ferguson, who hails from Juan Pablo’s awful season of the Bachelor.
The big winners on the second season of Bachelor in Paradise are supposedly Tanner Tolbert (Kaitlyn’s season) and Jade Roper, the girl who shocked Chris Soules with her not-so-shocking Playboy spread. Apparently, Tanner had no issues with a confident woman, and they got engaged on the show.
Will the spoilers prove to be true? Tune in to watch Bachelor in Paradise, starting with the first night of the two-night premiere on August 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.