The Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 premiere is a week away, and fans are anxious to find out who the “mystery woman” is. ABC recently released the names of the 14 cast members who will appear on the first episode (August 2), but they have yet to reveal who the 15th person is, with speculation that the unnamed contestant is Britt Nilsson or Michelle Money.
If you were hoping to see Brady Toop’s ex, Britt Nilsson, find love in Paradise, prepare to be disappointed. According to Reality Steve, she will not appear on the show and is not being considered for the next Bachelorette.
And Michelle Money? It looks like she’s back together with Cody Sattler — at least for the time being. There are rumors that they recently wrapped up filming a non-Bachelor reality TV show, something similar to Couples Therapy.
If it’s not Britt or Michelle, who is the mystery woman?
Although the season will start out with 15 cast members (including the woman named below), there are an additional 14 contestants who will join the show throughout the season. Of the 29 men and women, 18 are from either Kaitlyn or Chris’ seasons.
The mystery woman will be a new face for viewers, which is a big surprise considering the franchise constantly recycles the cast. She has never been on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad or Bachelor in Paradise, but she is related to one of the BIP 2 contestants.
According to blogger Reality Steve, the woman in question is Ashley Iaconetti’s sister, Lauren. While viewers will remember Ashley as one of the two virgins on Chris Soules’ season of The Bachelor, there is no word if Lauren is one, too. Or if she cries as much as her sister, Ashley.
Her stay at the Playa Escondida Resort in Sayulita, Mexico, won’t be a long one, but she her departure will make viewers wonder why she was cast to come on the show. Reality Steve states that Lauren leaves the show on Episode 2 after admitting she is someone’s mistress back home.
“Lauren Iaconetti makes the decision to leave because she admits that she’s currently someone’s mistress back home and thinks it can work out between them. She thinks she has a chance so she bolts. And yes, she admits to being another man’s mistress.”
Scratch the “wonder if she’s a virgin” question — if Lauren Iaconetti is really someone’s mistress, it’s likely she is not channeling her inner Sean Lowe and holding out until marriage.
The Bachelor in Paradise two-night season premiere begins August 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. See a full cast list here.
Are you surprised the BIP 2 “mystery woman” isn’t a former contestant?