- Even though Hannah B.’s season of “The Bachelorette” seems like it just started, the starting cast of everyone’s favourite summer show “Bachelor in Paradise” has been announced.
- This isn’t the full cast, as the nature of the show means people are coming and going all the time, but this is at least who we can expect to see during the premiere.
- One of the most controversial contestants from this season, Cam, will have another chance to endear himself to Bachelor Nation in Mexico.
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Keeping up with “The Bachelor” can sometimes feel like a full-time job. We go directly from “The Bachelor” to “The Bachelorette” to “Bachelor in Paradise” within six months.
The sixth season of summer spin-off “Bachelor in Paradise” is set to premiere on August 4. While the show is known for its debauchery and drama, more than one couple has found love on the beaches of Mexico, like Jade and Tanner, Joe and Kendall, and newly engaged Raven and Adam.
ABC revealed the first seven cast members on Monday morning, and revealed the rest of the cast during the premiere of new show “Grand Hotel.”
Here’s the official cast of “Bachelor in Paradise” season six.
Blake Horstmann was the runner-up on Becca’s season of “The Bachelorette,” and many fans’ choice for the bachelor last season.
After a heartbreaking break-up with Becca in the Maldives, Blake opted to skip “Paradise” in 2018 to heal his broken heart, but now he’s back and ready to find love again.
Fan-favourite Demi Burnett has already been stealing the show on Hannah’s season of “The Bachelorette.” We’re sure she’ll do well in “Paradise.”
It became clear during Colton’s season that while Demi could have been given the “villain” edit, she was too hilarious and too real for viewers to hate. We haven’t seen such a prime candidate for “Paradise” success since Jordan Kimball or Corrine Olympios.
Cam Ayala had a spectacular flame out during Hannah’s season, despite earning the very first rose.
After rapping at “After the Final Rose” and earning the first rose of the season, it was all downhill for Cam. He alienated everyone else in the house, got involved in a chicken nugget fight, interrupted Mike while he was sharing something deeply personal with Hannah, and was accused of attempting to earn a “pity rose” by telling a confusing story about his health, his grandma passing away, and a puppy.
We’ll see if he can pull off a redemption story a la Chris “Goose” Randone.
Bibiana Julian is the lone woman from Arie’s season that will start on the beach, after disappointing runs in “Paradise” and “Winter Games” last year.
Bibiana’s antics on Arie’s season made her a fan-favourite, but she was unable to find love during her time on “Winter Games” and the last season of “Paradise.” She started off “Winter Games” dating Kevin Wendt, but the two ended things and they each embarked on failed relationships with the Kiwi Jordan Mauer and Ashley I., respectively.
Her time on “Paradise” didn’t result in a meaningful connection either, and she was gone after week two.
The last we heard of Bibi was that she had a boyfriend, so it remains to be seen if that will come up during her time on the beach.
Clay Harbour was a fan-favourite during his time on Becca’s season, but left after injuring himself. He recently broke up with “BIP” alum Angela.
Clay gave off some serious teddy bear vibes during Becca’s season, and we were collectively heartbroken after he left Becca’s season when he got injured during a group date.
He didn’t reappear on “Paradise” last season – but he did swoop in and start dating Angela in real life after the show. The two dated for a few months, but ultimately they ended things. We expect this to come up this season.
Tayshia Adams got sent home after Fantasy Suites on Colton’s season, and was a fan-favourite.
Tayshia earned fans during her time on Colton’s season as someone who tried to stay out of the drama unless one of her friends was attacked, like Nicole.
She made it all the way to the final three, but was sent home after her overnight date, since Colton already knew Cassie was the one for him.
John Paul Jones’ occupation was listed as “John Paul Jones,” so viewers knew he was going to be a character during Hannah’s season.
While some people thought John Paul Jones was getting set up for a villain edit, he’s actually been nothing but hilarious all season long. His reaction to the labour pains simulator will go down in “Bachelorette” history as an all-time great moment.
After a strong showing at “After the Final Rose,” Hannah Godwin will be on the beach in Mexico this summer.
While people complained that Hannah G. didn’t have much of a personality – since all we saw of her and Colton was them making out – she proved herself to be a strong, independent woman during “After the Final Rose” when she confronted Colton.
We have a feeling she’ll do well in “Paradise.”
After a disappointing showing last season, Wills Reid is back in “Paradise.”
Wills made his way into fan’s hearts during Becca’s season with his iconic fashion, “nerdy” (read: “Harry Potter”) tattoos, and hilarious reaction faces.
He didn’t last too long in Mexico last summer, but we have a feeling he’ll clean up nicely this year.
Annaliese Puccini is returning after a cringeworthy break up on live TV.
Sweet, sweet Annaliese … after striking out with Arie, she appeared on “Paradise” and struggled to form a connection until Kamil, of Becca’s season, arrived at the beach. The two seemed loved up, and even went to the Fantasy Suites, but Kamil blindsided her at the season’s live reunion and broke up with her on stage.
Chris Bukowski quit the “Bachelor” franchise in a letter detailing his harrowing battles with anxiety, alcohol, and an obsession with being on reality TV in 2015.
This will be Chris’ sixth appearance on a “Bachelor” show. For those who might not remember, he came in fourth on Emily Maynard’s season way back in 2012 (same season as Arie). He then appeared on “Bachelor Pad,” where he made a lot of enemies. He attempted to crash Andi’s season of “The Bachelorette” in 2014, but she rebuffed him. To rehab his image, he appeared on not one, but two seasons of “BIP.”
In a 2015 letter, he detailed how he became obsessed with being on reality TV, how his relationship with his father was damaged, and how he became addicted to anxiety meds. He also shared how he blacked out during much of his time on his last season of “Paradise.”
We sincerely hope it’s sixth time’s the charm for Chris.
After being accused of being on Colton’s season for the wrong reasons, Caelynn Miller-Keyes will have another opportunity to find love.
Caelynn was an early favourite on Colton’s season, and showed incredible composure and bravery when sharing her story of sexual assault with him and the rest of America. She also managed to squash her beef with fellow pageant queen and future bachelorette Hannah.
But somewhere along the way, she was accused of not being there for the right reasons by multiple other women, and went home after hometowns. She now lives in the same building as Cassie and Colton, which has some members of Bachelor Nation raising their eyebrows.
Kevin Fortenberry was injured during one of the group dates during Hannah’s season.
Kevin recently earned a few minutes in the spotlight of Hannah’s season when he was injured during the controversial rugby date. All it meant, really, was that he missed the controversial confrontation between Luke P. and Luke S.
After expressing anxiety about not having kissed Hannah yet, he was sent home the very next episode.
After sending herself home from Colton’s season, Sydney Lotuaco is returning to Bachelor Nation this summer.
Sydney was the second woman from Colton’s season to leave of her own accord, after Elyse. She claimed that she didn’t understand the choices that Colton was making, and was one of the first people to warn Colton about people being there for the wrong reasons.
Nicole Lopez-Alvar was accused of being “emotionally unstable” during Colton’s season. Jury’s out on how she’ll deal with “Paradise” drama.
Admittedly, Nicole did cry a lot, but she said this was because she was in touch with her emotions. She was sent home from Colton’s season after her drama eclipsed their connection.
“BIP” is notoriously difficult on contestants, so we’ll see how she handles the pressure.
And who exactly accused Nicole of being unstable? None other than Onyeka Ehie. Their dynamic is sure to be … interesting.
The other half of the Nicole drama was none other than Onyeka, who Nicole claimed was bullying her. Onyeka’s time on Colton’s season was marked by confrontation, whether it was between her and Nicole or her and Catherine. Onyeka interrupted Catherine’s time with Colton by coming over with a snorkel and exclaiming “I heard you’re drowning in some b——.”
The last time Derek was on “Paradise,” he left engaged — but it didn’t work out.
Derek first appeared on JoJo’s season of “The Bachelorette,” on which he was eliminated in week six.
He then appeared on the fourth season of “BIP” and was relatively drama-free. He got together with Taylor quickly, and the two ended the season together. Derek proposed to her during the reunion.
Unfortunately, the two broke up just shy of a year later.
Derek was recently in the headlines for dating “Hills” star Stephanie Pratt, but clearly that fizzled.
After freaking out Colton when she left his season, Katie Morton is back for a second chance at love.
Katie is another ride-or-die chick from Colton’s season. She, alongside Demi, appeared on the premiere of Hannah’s season to observe the guys and make sure they were worthy of their girl.
She also was the first one to put it in Colton’s head that some girls weren’t ready for marriage, later confirming that she was referring to Caelynn and (correctly) Cassie. Her comments were something of a smoking gun for the rest of the season.
Dylan Barbour was most recently seen competing for Hannah’s heart on “The Bachelorette.”
Dylan still hasn’t been eliminated from this season of “The Bachelorette,” but this is clearly confirmation that he’s not winning.
Jane left on the first night of Colton’s season.
Jane didn’t make much of an impression during her brief stint on Colton’s season – so anything could happen in “Paradise.”
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