Two months ago, ABC announced the cast of Bachelor in Paradise. But… shocker! They didn’t give us the full scoop. At the time, I agreed with Reality Steve, who said there were definitely more cast members to be revealed.
There simply weren’t enough of the Bachelorand Bachelorette fame whores we’ve all come to appreciate. Or something. Well, ABC has since revealed the entire cast list, as well as details on how the new reality show will work.
Per ABC: “Bachelor in Paradise begins with 14 former cast members, eight women and six men, who travel to beautiful Tulum, Mexico hoping to turn a potential summer fling into the real thing. However, in true Bachelor fashion, there is always a surprise.”
ABC has announced the cast ofBachelor in Paradise – well, there are some familiar faces, though not as many old schoolBachelor Pad fame whores as I was expecting, and some not-so-familiar faces. I honestly had to look up two of the "biggest stars" because I couldn't remember who they are.
Per the press release: "Some of Bachelor's biggest stars and villains are back. They all left theBachelor or theBachelorettewith broken hearts, but now they know what it really takes to find love, and on Bachelor in Paradise they'll get a second chance to find their soul mates."
The highly talked about Bachelor Pad is set to premiere tonight on ABC at 8 P.M./ET.
The show will feature 19 Bachelor and Bachelorette alums as they try to find love and win money at the same time. The lone winner of the show will end up walking away with $250,000.
In tonight’s premiere, the contestants will arrive separately via limousine to greet co-host Chris Harrison, the other host is Melissa Rycroft. They are unaware of who else is on the show and according to UsWeekly, and weatherman Jonathan is not happy to see his nemesis Craig M.
On more of the premise of the show – there will be a competition in each episode and the winner of each competition gets a rose and he/she gets to pick three people to go on a date with. During the date, the winner will hand out a rose to someone, and that person is then safe from elimination. One guy and one girl will be ousted each week.
While the competition aspect sounds interesting enough, the juicy part of the show comes in form of the hooks ups amongst the cast members, and there are reportedly lots and lots of it! As for what to expect tonight and this season in terms of hooking up, and not who wins the competion. Some spoilers are below -
Elizabeth Kitt (Bachelor: Jake) is in love with Jesse Kovacs (Bachelorette: Jillian), but the feeling isn’t mutual, and when Jesse K tells her they should just be friends while doing the show, she threatens to have her girlfriends in the house vote him out.
In the premiere episode, Natalie Getz (Bachelor: Jason) and Jesse Beck (Bachelorette: Ali) strike up a quick romance and are quickly seen making out all over the house, thus making them a target to be split up by the other contestants.
Nikki Kaapke (Bachelor: Jason) and Juan Barbiere (Bachelorette: Jilian) are said to have dated off the show with things not ending well between the two, which will likely lead to some show drama.
Star magazine also gives these juicy tidbits about the show’s cast -
Gia & Wes: She may have a boyfriend back home, but that didn’t stop Jake Pavelka’s castoff from locking lips — a lot — with the aspiring country singer (from Jillian Harris’ season). “She was smitten,” says an insider.
David & Jessie: When it came to the ladies, he was like a kid in a candy store! David, who was also dumped by Jillian, hooked up with both Natalie and Jessie. “He’ll do anything to get ahead in the game,” says the insider.
Tenley & Kiptyn: The temperature spiked in the hot tub when these two and things “got really steamy” one night, says the insider. “I’m pretty sure Tenley fell in love with him, but Kiptyn is such a player.”
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ABC has now announced and released photos of the 19 Bachelorand Bachelorettealums that will be starring on their upcoming new show titled The Bachelor Pad!
The show, which is being hosted by Melissa Rycroftand Chris Harrison, will follow 19 fan favorites from the shows’ history as they compete for $250,000 and a second chance at love. The six-episode series premieres Aug. 9 on ABC.
The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka is promising us that we ain’t seen nothing yet when it comes to the ABC dating show! According to Jake, we should expect another dramatic event in his season of The Bachelor, he even promises this will be much worse than the Rozlyn Papa drama.
Really? much worse than a bachelorette cheating on you Jake? In a new interview, the 31 year old pilot reveals the lowest point “is yet to come,” Jake tells ET. “It won’t be any secret,” he adds.
“Horrible. Awful. On a scale of one to 10, it nears a 10.” Jake admits that the to-be-revealed event created “devastation” for him. “It is juicy now,” he teases. “It is going to get a lot juicier.”
There have been spoilers revealing one of the girls will end up leaving the show on her own accord, could that be what Jake is referring to? Only time will tell.
As for the dishonest and crazy women on his season, Jake claims he harbors no ill will toward Rozlyn nor Michelle Kujawa, who left the show under less than ideal circumstances. Of Rozlyn’s alleged affair with a show producer, he adds, “If she truly found love, then I’m happy for her.” Sure you are Jake.
Jake also continues to dodge the engagement question. “My parents don’t know,” he scoffs. “They don’t have any idea of the outcome, so it is amusing to think that there are people out there who do.”
Every season of The Bachelorhas a resident “crazy” person. You know that desperate woman who feels she is the one for whomever the Bachelor is, and feels she is entitled to his time and affection.
Well folks, meet Michelle Kujawa, as she very well lived up well to that title this season. Michelle recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and talked about her time on the show, and feelings for Jake Pavelka.
Michelle told Ellen she’d return to the show if she had the chance but that “it’s too late.” At least she realizes it’s too late.
The 26-year-old office manager, who threatened to leave the show twice before finally begging asking Jake to kiss her, which he reluctantly agreed to, opened up about that awkward kiss. “I was in it full force and I didn’t feel anything back from him so why waste each other’s time?” Michelle said.
When asked by Ellen is she thought Jake had made a mistake by sending her packing, she replied: “I think it would have been different if we had a one-on-one date because it is really hard to get to know somebody [on a] group date. It was like eight of us and it was the whole day and evening and I didn’t even get to talk to him until that night.”
Michelle however seems to have a sense of humor about her crazy appearance on the show, saying she can only “laugh” about how she was portrayed. “You have to expect something like that going into the show,” she said. “They have to show drama.”
The 14th season of The Bachelorpremieres on January 4 at 8 PM on ABC, and ABC has now released the photos of the 25 bachelorettes vying for the love of Jake Pavelka.
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love will begin with the 31-year-old commercial pilot from Dallas, TX arriving at the same Malibu mansion where he first met Jillian Harris, who rejected him duringThe Bachelorette’s fifth season earlier this year. As we reported earlier, Jillian and fiance, Ed Swiderski, will be on hand to assist Jake in picking the right women on the premier episode.
In a new interview with USA Today, Jake promises a very dramatic and rocky season. “I can tell you from the get-go, it is a very rocky and dramatic season,” said Jake. “Some of the things that happened on the show, drama-wise, floored me.”
The question on everyone’s mind is did he find love? But did he find love? “I don’t want to ruin the ending,” he says. But adds, “I stayed true to myself from the very beginning. I went in and said very honestly, if I find love I’ll come out engaged. I didn’t promise a ring at the end of this and stayed true to myself. I didn’t necessarily do what everybody wanted me to.”
Jake, 31, reveals that picking the right woman was a bit tougher than he anticipated, “Half way through the entire journey, I still had no idea whatsoever. It was cast so well for my temperament. I had a lot of romance. My heart went out to multiple women.”
Interestingly, missing from the cast is Brittney Gammel. Brittney is the 25-year-old Learjet pilot from Franklin, TN, who had been cast to be on the show. That is until she prematurely revealed back in October that Jake had been chosen to be the new Bachelor. The problem was ABC had yet to formally make the announcement and was planning to do so 2 weeks later during a DWTS episode.
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PHOTOS & BRIEF BIOS OF THE 25 BACHELORETTES IS BELOW –
Alexa Mcallister, a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Galloway, OH
Ali Fedotowsky, a 25-year-old advertising account manager from Williamstown, MA