ABC announces the cast of Bachelor in Paradise, premiering Monday August 3. The series fills the gap between The Bachelorette, and the beginning of the fall season. Featuring former contestants who failed to find love, it’s even cheesier and crazier than that Bachelor franchise. It’s hard to believe that’s possible–but it’s true! Check out the official press release below.
ABC ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF “BACHELOR IN PARADISE” FEATURING FAVORITE FACES FROM PAST SEASONS OF “THE BACHELOR” FRANCHISE
Los Angeles, CA – The long awaited second season of last summer’s #1 new unscripted hit series, “Bachelor in Paradise,” returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:00–10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The cast comprised of former fan favorites and controversial characters from “The Bachelor” franchise are back looking for a second chance at love. They all left “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” with broken hearts but now they’ll travel to a romantic paradise hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing.
Below is the “Bachelor in Paradise” cast list:
- Jillian Anderson, 25, News Producer, Washington DC – “The Bachelor,” Season 19 (Chris) – This news producer scored a one-on-one date with Chris Soules when she won the mud run, but unfortunately, not a rose as Chris sent her home that night. With her rockin’ bikini bod, Jillian vows she will make a better impression in Paradise.
- Ashley Salter, 25, Hair Stylist, Alpharetta, GA – “The Bachelor,” Season 19 (Chris) – Who can forget the onion girl? Beautiful Ashley S. made quite the impression on Chris with her bizarre antics, and, unfortunately, she was sent home. After explaining her behavior at “Women Tell All” by claiming she was “just bored,” it’s safe to say Paradise will be much more interesting with Ashley.
- Jade Roper, 28, Cosmetics Developer, Los Angeles, CA – “The Bachelor,” Season 19 (Chris) – Jade was falling hard for Chris, so much so that she brought him to meet her family and revealed her risqué past, only to be dumped a few days later. Hopefully for Jade, the guys in Paradise will be more open-minded and appreciate dating a “wild mustang.”
- Carly Waddell, 29, Cruise Ship Singer, Arlington, TX – “The Bachelor,” Season 19 (Chris) – Vying for the heart of Chris Soules, Carly got caught up in drama with Britt on her season of “The Bachelor” and Chris ultimately sent both women home. In Paradise, she’s hoping to form a real connection and is ready to woo the men with her sultry singing voice.
- Clare Crawley, 34, Hair Stylist, Sacramento, CA – “The Bachelor,” Season 18 (Juan Pablo) and “Bachelor in Paradise,” Season 1 – Things didn’t work out for Clare with Juan Pablo, or with Zack last summer on Bachelor in Paradise,” but at least she made a new best friend in Mexico — a raccoon. Hopefully, this year Clare finds a lasting relationship with a man in Paradise.
- Ashley Iaconneti, 27, Freelance Journalist, Wayne, NJ – “The Bachelor,” Season 19 (Chris) – After getting the dreaded two-on-one date, Ashley I. was blindsided by Chris Soules when he let her go and left her in tears in the Badlands. Hopefully in Paradise Ashley will finally meet her Prince Charming…or she will need a lot of waterproof mascara!
- Tenley Mohlzan, 30, Nutritionist, Encinitas, CA – “The Bachelor,” Season 14 (Jake) and “Bachelor Pad,” Season 1 – After being dumped by Jake Pavelka when he proposed to Vienna, and then having her heart broken last year by her “Bachelor Pad” love, Kiptyn, Tenley is ready for her happy ending. Hopefully, Paradise will prove the third time really is the charm for Tenley!
- Juelia Kinney, 30, Full-Time Mom, Portland, OR – “The Bachelor,” Season 19 (Chris) – This single mom broke Chris’ heart when she told him the story of losing her husband to suicide. Despite knowing he and Juelia weren’t a good match, Chris Soules was in tears when he sent her home. Hopefully, for Juelia everything will finally fall into place in Paradise.
- Mystery Woman – This sexy mystery woman comes to Paradise this season with an attitude and connections that are sure to shock everyone. There’s no telling what kind of drama could ensue as she joins the group on her own quest for true love.
- Dan Cox, 32, Small Business Owner, Las Vegas – “The Bachelorette,” Season 9 (Desiree) – Dan didn’t put himself out there fast enough to grab Desiree’s attention so she sent him home early. Paradise is his chance to make a real connection and hopefully be remembered for more than just ripping his pants.
- Kirk Dewindt, 32, Personal Trainer, Minneapolis, MN – “The Bachelorette,” Season 6 (Ali) and “Bachelor Pad,” Season 2 – Though Kirk failed to win Ali’s heart, he did make quite the impression on viewers with the help of his taxidermist father. Hopefully, this franchise veteran has better luck finding love in Paradise than he did winning money on “Bachelor Pad.”
- Mikey Tenerelli, 33, Business Owner, Winfield, IL – The Bachelorette, Season 9 (Desiree) – Mikey failed to win Des’ heart on his season but may have gotten out at the perfect time as his conversation with fellow contestant James Case was the controversy of the season just one week after Mikey was sent home. With his priorities in line this time and a fresh outlook on life and love, Mikey comes to Paradise vowing to make a more positive impression.
Plus, four eliminated cast members from the current season of “The Bachelorette,” who will be announced at a later date.
Over the course of six episodes we’ll follow these former bachelors and bachelorettes as they explore new relationships while living together in Mexico, in a secluded and dreamy paradise. America will watch as they fall in love or go through renewed heartbreak. If last season was any indication, “Bachelor in Paradise” will feature shocking twists, surprises, unexpected guests and some of the most unlikely relationships in “Bachelor” history. It all comes together in the romantic television event of the summer, beginning Sunday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Bachelor in Paradise” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Alycia Rossiter, Nicole Woods, Peter J. Scalettar and Elan Gale are executive producers.