Get ready — Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will start on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. But who is going to be on BIP this year? ABC has officially announced the first 19 contestants who will show up on day one of the summer spinoff. So here’s the Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast list for the premiere.
What season is Abigail Heringer from? The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James
What is her Instagram? @abigail_heringer
Who is Abigail Heringer? Before Abigail joined the Bachelor in Paradise cast in 2021, the 26-year old made history as the first deaf contestant in the franchise. She also won Matt’s first impression rose in his premiere. That said, Abigail never received a one-on-one date and was eliminated in week 7 of The Bachelor Season 25. Many viewers were hoping to see the cast member as the next bachelorette. But at least Abigail’s getting another shot at love in BIP.
What season is Brendan Morais from? The Bachelorette Season 16 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams
What is his Instagram? @brendanmorais
Who is Brendan Morais? Bachelor Nation fans fell in love with Brendan when he appeared in The Bachelorette Season 16. The previously divorced contestant made it through to Tayshia’s top four. But Brendan realized he wasn’t ready for an engagement after Hometowns. So he self-eliminated. He also suggested that he wasn’t interested in returning to the franchise. Meanwhile, Brendan was reportedly dating Pieper James around the time Bachelor in Paradise started filming. So we’ll see how the contestant’s story unfolds.
What season is Deandra Kanu from? The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber
What is her Instagram: @deandrakanu
Who is Deandra Kanu? We’re hoping Deandra makes a splash in Bachelor in Paradise 2021. The contestant faded into the background during Peter’s journey. She received some screentime when she called out the bachelor for ignoring the cast amid the Alayah Benavidez drama. But then she was sent home in week 4. Now, will Bachelor Nation fans finally get to learn more about Deandra? We’ll see!
What season is Ivan Hall from? The Bachelorette Season 16 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams
What is his Instagram: @ivanbhall
Who is Ivan Hall? Ivan was a fan-favorite from The Bachelorette Season 16. The contestant, who is Black and Filipino, opened up about real-life topics, such as his biracial background and the Black Lives Matter movement. Meanwhile, he shared a special connection with Tayshia. But in the end, Ivan was eliminated in the finale. So can Ivan start something new in BIP Season 7? Who knows what will happen next.
What season is Jessenia Cruz from? The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James
What is her Instagram? @jesseniaa.cruz
Who is Jessenia Cruz? The Bachelor Season 25 team didn’t highlight Jessenia until she got into it with hairstylist MJ Snyder. Jessenia revealed her fellow cast member was the one who started the whole “varsity” versus “junior varsity” ordeal. This resulted in a two-on-one date and MJ’s elimination. Meanwhile, Jessenia was sent home later in week 7. So now, we’re just hoping to see more from Jessenia in Paradise.
What season is Joe Amabile from? The Bachelorette Season 14 with Becca Kufrin and Bachelor in Paradise Season 5.
What is his Instagram? @joeamabile1
Who is Joe Amabile? Grocery Store Joe made an impressive comeback after his night one elimination on Becca’s season of The Bachelorette. The 34-year-old returned for BIP Season 5 and started a relationship with Kendall Long. Eventually, the couple broke up. Now, Joe is still part of the franchise as the co-host of the Click Bait podcast. But is he ready to find his match on Bachelor in Paradise? The third time’s a charm, right?
What season is Karl Smith from? The Bachelorette Season 17 with Katie Thurston
What is his Instagram? @ksmithinspires
Who is Karl Smith? While Karl didn’t last long on Katie’s season of The Bachelorette, he definitely made an impression. The motivational speaker ruffled a few feathers when he told the lead there someone who wasn’t there for the right reasons. Then the rest of the cast unionized and told Katie that Karl was lying. This led to his elimination in week 2. But it turns out Karl was right because Thomas Jacobs was called out for being there for the wrong reasons. Now, will Karl get his redemption arc in Paradise? Stay tuned.
What season is Kelsey Weier from? The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber
What is her Instagram? @kelsey_weier
Who is Kelsey Weier? Two words. Champagne gate. In The Bachelor Season 24, Kelsey brought a special bottle of champagne to share with Peter. But the whole thing ended up all over her face, creating one of the most meme’d moments from the season. Meanwhile, Kelsey got into some drama with Tammy Ly. But regardless of the feud, Kelsey was eliminated in week 8. So we’ll see whether the contestant finds her person in Paradise.
What season is Kenny Braasch from? The Bachelorette Season 16 with Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams
What is his Instagram: @kennybraasch10
Who is Kenny Braasch? Bachelor Nation fans didn’t see much from Kenny in Tayshia and Clare’s season of The Bachelorette. The 40-year-old is the boy band manager from Chicago. But while he shared a few sweet moments with the two leads, he never received much screentime. He was also eliminated in week 7. So we’re just ready to see what Kenny brings to the beach in Mexico on Bachelor in Paradise.
What season is Mari Pepin-Solis from? The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James
What is her Instagram? @mari_pepin
Who is Mari Pepin-Solis? Mari is another Bachelor Nation contestant who faded into the background on her original season. Ahead of the premiere, the former beauty queen went on Instagram and teased the “first of many magical moments” with Matt. But the ABC reality series didn’t seem to use much footage, and she was sent home in week 4. So hopefully, we get to see more magical moments with Mari in BIP Season 7.
What season is Maurissa Gunn from? The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber
What is her Instagram? @maurissagunn
Who is Maurissa Gunn? Looks like the Bachelor Nation team realized Maurissa left way too early in The Bachelor Season 24. The contestant was sent home in the first episode. But now, it looks like Maurissa will get the chance to explore love in BIP this summer.
What season is Natasha Parker from? The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber
What is her Instagram? @natashaparker
Who is Natasha Parker? Natasha became a Bachelor Nation fan-favorite the moment she stepped out on Peter’s season. Unfortunately, the cast member was eliminated during her first one-on-one date with the lead. But she remained close to the franchise and currently co-hosts the Click Bait podcast alongside Joe and Tayshia. Now, we’re crossing our fingers for Natasha as she dives headfirst into her new adventure on Bachelor in Paradise 2021.
What season is Noah Erb from? The Bachelorette Season 16 with Tayshia Adams
What is his Instagram? @noah_erb
Who is Noah Erb? Noah joined The Bachelorette Season 16 after Tayshia became the new lead. The travel nurse instantly stood out and received a villain edit. He also got into drama with Bennett Jordan, and the two contestants had a two-on-one date. Then Tayshia eliminated Noah in week 9. So can Noah turn up the charm when he joins the Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 cast? Only time will tell at this point.
What season is Serena Chew from? The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James
What is her Instagram? @serenerz_
Who is Serena Chew? While Serena C.’s job might’ve made her the perfect match for Peter, the flight attendant landed on Matt’s season of The Bachelor. That said, the contestant wasn’t exactly able to spread her wings. Serena C. didn’t receive much screen time aside from her argument with Katie from The Bachelorette Season 17. Then she was eliminated in week 6. So maybe Serena C. will finally get to fly in Bachelor in Paradise Season 7.
What season is Serena Pitt from? The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James
What is her Instagram? @serena_pitt
Who is Serena Pitt? Serena P. charmed many Bachelor Nation fans throughout Matt’s season. The contestant was quick on her feet and always had something to say to the lead. Then things started to fall apart during Hometowns, and Serena P. realized Matt wasn’t her person. So Serena P. self-eliminated. But is her perfect match on the beach in Mexico? We’ll have to see what Serena P. decides when she joins the BIP cast.
What season is Tahzjuan Hawkins from? The Bachelor Season 23 with Colton Underwood and Bachelor in Paradise Season 6.
What is her Instagram? @tahzjuan
Who is Tahzjuan Hawkins? Tahzjuan has had an interesting Bachelor Nation run. The contestant was eliminated on night one in The Bachelor Season 23. Then she appeared in BIP Season 6 and started the pigeon versus seagull argument. Tahzjuan also went on a date with John Paul Jones. But the relationship didn’t turn into anything, and Tahzjuan left in week 3. So will Tahzjuan find someone new in Paradise this year? We’re excited to see what happens.
What season is Tammy Ly from? The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber
What is her Instagram? @tammykayly
Who is Tammy Ly? Bachelor Nation fans knew Tammy was made for Paradise. Early on, the contestant from Peter’s season made many viewers laugh with her commentary. But eventually, she received a villain edit before she was sent home in week 6. And as mentioned, Tammy had beef with Kelsey. So we’ll see whether that feud will resurface in Mexico. But whatever the case, it seems Tammy’s ready to spark up some romance in BIP. So get ready.
What season is Victoria Larson from? The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James
What is her Instagram? @victorialarson_
Who is Victoria Larson? When Victoria L. joined Bachelor Nation, she introduced herself as “Queen Victoria.” The contestant’s nickname and attitude garnered a lot of attention early on. Then Victoria L. was quickly turned into the season’s villain, and she was eliminated in week 4. So will the 28-year-old receive a redemption arc and discover love in Bachelor in Paradise 2021? We’ll see what happens next.
What season is Victoria Paul from? The Bachelor Season 24 with Peter Weber
What is her Instagram? @victorianpaul
Who is Victoria Paul? Victoria P. seemed to be at the heart of all the drama during Peter’s season of The Bachelor. The contestant added fuel to the Alayah drama because they knew each other beforehand. Then she was accused of starting the rumor about Kelsey, which sparked the feud with Tammy. So what’s next when Victoria P. is added to the long list of villains in the Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 cast? It’s going to get intense.
Clearly, there’s plenty of drama ahead when the Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 premiere is released. But according to Joe on the Click Bait podcast, the original cast includes a total of 24 people. So there are still five more contestants coming before things get started. Get ready.
Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 airs Monday, Aug. 16, 2021.