Bachelor in Paradise has officially started filming Season 4. Chris Harrison and the new cast have arrived in Mexico to begin yet another summer of love for The Bachelor spin-off series.
According to Blasting News, Bachelor in Paradise is filming in Sayulita, Mexico. Over the weekend, the show’s creator Mike Fleiss posted photos on his social media accounts of host Chris Harrison and Paradise‘s bartender, Jorge.
While the cast has yet to be announced, there are a few Bachelor nation members who are confirmed to be heading to Paradise to look for a shot at love. Nick Viall’s Season 21 runner-up, Raven Gates, announced on the After The Final Rose show that she was hoping to find love in Mexico, while her former co-star Corinne Olympios only recently revealed that she would be headed to Bachelor in Paradise, which fans can’t wait to see.
JoJo Fletcher’s former man, Robby Hayes, is also expected to show up in Mexico, but it’s currently unclear whether or not his friend, Chase McNary, also from JoJo’s season of The Bachelorette, will be there. Despite a nasty break up with Josh Murray, Amanda Stanton has decided to try her luck at love again, and will appear on Season 4.
In addition to Raven Gates and Amanda Stanton, Nick Viall’s cast offs, Alexis Waters and Kristina Schulman are also expected to appear on Season 4 along with Ben Zorn, Jack Stone, and DeMario Jackson from Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette.
Meanwhile, ABC won’t announce the official Bachelor in Paradise cast until the show premieres in August. However, fans can likely expect to see Dean Unglert, Alex Bordyukov, Matt Munson, Brady Ervin, Alex Woytkiw, Christen Whitney, Whitney Fransway, Danielle Lombard, Danielle Maltby, Astrid Loch, and Taylor Nolan as well.
Many fans are already excited about the possibility of Taylor Nolan showing up on Bachelor in Paradise when Corinne Olympios has been confirmed to join the show. As many viewers will remember, Corinne and Taylor had a heated feud during Season 21 of The Bachelor. The feud was one of the most talked about moments from Nick Viall’s season, and sparked a debate about “emotional intelligence.” In the end, Taylor Nolan was given the boot long before Corinne Olympios, who made it to the final four before being eliminated just before the fantasy suite dates.
As Season 4 of Bachelor in Paradise begins filming, fans are now wondering if this season will be more diverse than other seasons. Currently, Rachel Lindsay is serving as The Bachelor franchise’s first black lead. Rachel has revealed that she specifically ask for a very diverse group of men to date during her season, and she got it. There is a mix of many races, and some of those men will be heading over to Paradise.
Refinery 29 reported that while nearly half of Rachel Lindsay’s contestants were non-white, Bachelor in Paradise doesn’t seem to be catching up in the diversity department just yet.
“One question likely on a lot of people’s minds is how diverse the upcoming BIP cast will be. Lindsay’s current season has made history for the franchise. Not only is Lindsay the first Black lead, ever, 14 of her 31 contestants were men of color. A season with nearly 50% of the contestants being non-white is also a record. Times clearly seem to be changing for the Bachelor franchise. But so far, it doesn’t look like Bachelor in Paradise is ready or able to catch the wave.”
What are your thoughts on the latest Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 spoilers and news? Which Bachelor nation members would you most like to see on the show this summer?
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