Chase McNary Joining ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast? ‘Paradise’ A No-Go For Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant?

Craig SjodinABC

Chase McNary was the third runner-up on Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s season but he’s remained in the spotlight since then, keeping fans entertained with daily Snapchat stories and frequent shirtless Instagram posts. And once he moved in with his co-star Robby Hayes, fans fully expected his next reality TV gig would be Bachelor in Paradise.

Although that may still happen, Chase is reportedly focused on his new Leisureletics business and a possible cast spot on Bravo’s popular show, Vanderpump Rules.

Here’s what we know about Chase McNary and his future reality TV gig — or is it “gigs”?

Chase recently moved from Colorado to California and is currently living in the Los Angeles area with his pal Robby Hayes, who was runner-up on JoJo’s season. According to Us Weekly, Chase and Robby moved into Bachelorette Season 8 winner Jef Holm’s Venice Beach home a few months ago.

How did the trio get together? Robby tells Us, “We ended up [moving in] after partying at his house. He said his two roommates were moving out and gave us the opportunity to move in.”

Check out the photo below — it looks like Chase, Robby, and Jef are having a man-tastic time together, doesn’t it?

After Chase made the move to California, he started his new business, Leisureletics, with Robby.

The clothing line features athletic wear, swimsuits, and in July, the Bachelorette co-stars will be offering a subscription box that will include yoga pants and some other undisclosed items.

Now that Chase is living close to Los Angeles, there’s been lots of chatter about him appearing on another reality TV show.

After he was eliminated from JoJo’s season of the Bachelorette in 2016, many of his fans were hoping Chase would appear on Bachelor in Paradise Season 2 or score the Bachelor gig — but that went to Nick Viall.

According to a previous report by the Inquisitr, Chase’s roommate, Robby Hayes, is said to be in Mexico filming the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise. And while there were rumors that Chase would be joining his friend on the show, his Snapchat tells a different story.

On Friday, he was enjoying a pool party in the L.A. area with Bachelor in Paradise star Amanda Stanton’s ex, Josh Murray. On Sunday, he was out walking his dog. Clearly, Chase was not in Mexico when cameras started taping the first episode of Paradise Season 4 this weekend.

According to Reality Steve, there are some rumblings that Chase is going to be part of the Vanderpump Rules cast when they start filming the sixth season that will air on Bravo later this year.

“I’m not 100 percent sure if Chase is doing it. The guy said in a previous interview basically that he’d feel like he’s taking a step backwards if he did, but I don’t buy that for a second from the guy since I’ve heard other contestants say that who eventually ended up on the show…. I’m hearing he’s on the next season of Vanderpump Rules, though I have no idea in what role that would be. Something tells me he’ll end up on Paradise at some point. He’s too starving for attention not to.”

Although cast member Jax Taylor debunked rumors that Chad Johnson (also from JoJo’s season) would be on Vanderpump Rules, he didn’t mention anything about Chase joining the cast. So far, no word from Bravo on that either.

So, what will Chase be doing in the meantime?

If he’s not prepping to film an episode of Vanderpump Rules, surely he has time to make an appearance on Bachelor in Paradise this season. Especially if he’s trying to keep his name in lights, like so many Bachelor franchise contestants try to do.

As with past seasons of the ABC summer reality series, the premiere starts with 15-17 contestants. Each week, several guys or girls are eliminated and more show up on the sunny beachfront hideaway in Sayulita, Mexico.

It’s totally possible that Chase McNary could squeeze in filming a few episodes of Bachelor in Paradise and move on to taping Vanderpump Rules.

Vanderpump Rules Season 6 airs on Bravo later this year, and Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 premieres on August 8 on ABC.

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