Who Is Jaclyn Swartz Of ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Season 2?

Week 5 of Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 is shaping up to be a fairly wild ride. New ladies are on the way, and franchise veteran Jaclyn Swartz will be showing up to look for love. Given the fact that Jaclyn has been away from the franchise for a while and looks significantly different compared to when fans last saw much of her, folks may be ready for a refresher on this “Bachelor Nation” star. What’s the scoop on Swartz?

Jaclyn Swartz first became known to franchise fans when she joined Ben Flajnik’s Bachelor season looking for love. Swartz, a Massachusetts native who now hails from Chicago, Illinois, didn’t make it to the end of Season 16. However, she definitely made an impact. Though Swartz was eliminated in Week 3 of the 2012 season, many will remember Jaclyn for the bond she made with winner Courtney Robertson.

Swartz threw herself back in to reality TV when she joined Bachelor Pad Season 3, which aired during the summer of 2012. She did spend some intimate time with fellow contestant Ed Swiderski during that season, and their partnership took them on quite the wild ride.

However, Jaclyn and Ed ended up losing out on a spot in the finale and there was some definite animosity over this toward Nick Peterson and Rachel Truehart. Fans will remember that Nick, who is currently on this season of Bachelor in Paradise, then stunned everybody by keeping the money for himself and leaving Rachel empty-handed.

Though Jaclyn hasn’t been on a “Bachelor Nation” show for a while, she’s stayed involved with it. Swartz frequently tweets about the franchise shows as they air, and she maintains a blog titled “Blond Hair Don’t Care.” She doesn’t mince words and she’s still tight with several others from the franchise such as Chris Bukowski and Rachel.

How is Jaclyn received by the others when she shows up in Mexico? From the looks of the Bachelor in Paradise spoiler sneak peek from ABC, she definitely leaves people speechless. Viewers will surely notice that Swartz looks dramatically different from her previous times participating in the franchise shows. In addition, with so many of the current players from recent seasons, Jaclyn is a fairly unknown player.

Just how long will Jaclyn shake things up in paradise? Reality Steve’s spoilers have detailed that she shows up with an interest in Jared Haibon, and this naturally sends Ashley Iaconetti into a tailspin. From the sounds of Steve’s Bachelor in Paradise spoilers, Swartz won’t be sticking around Mexico for too terribly long.

Tune into Bachelor in Paradise airing on ABC on Sunday and Monday nights to see Jaclyn Swartz’s arrival and the subsequent fallout. Though some couples are said to find lasting love this season, it may be a bit of a rocky road for this former Bachelor and Bachelor Pad star.

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