‘Bachelor in Paradise’: ABC Has Announced the Cast List. Here’s Who’s On It
The sun is coming out, temperatures are rising, and drinks with little umbrellas abound. This can only mean one thing. Bachelor in Paradise is around the corner.
If you’re unfamiliar with the show, BIP takes contestants from former Bachelor and Bachelorette seasons and brings them to the beach for a second (or third) chance at finding love. On BIP, you get to find out what some of your favorite cast members have been up to since getting dumped on their seasons.
The show also has a pretty high success rate of couple’s ending up together. Adam Gottschalk and Raven Gates, who got together on BIP, recently announced their engagement and Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson of last season, just got married.
BIP is also a great chance for villains to come and redeem themselves and show Bachelor nation more of their personalities. So, who will be on this season?
Who is returning to Paradise?
Not everyone finds love on their first go-round in Paradise. But for a few lucky people, that doesn’t mean that their search for romance has to end. So far, several returning cast members have been announced. Bibiana Julian is one of them.
You may remember Julian from Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor. After leaving the show, she went on to find love on The Bachelor Winter Games, but ultimately went home because she wasn’t ready for such a big commitment. Later, she went on BIP but failed to make any real connections.
Derek Peth will also be returning to Paradise. He previously met Taylor Nolan on the beach and proposed to her on the show’s reunion. Unfortunately, the two have since split.
Annaliese Puccini from Luyendyk’s season will also be returning to the beach.
Wills Reid, who didn’t make much of a stir last season, will join the Paradise cast once again.
Chris Bukowski from season eight of The Bachelorette and season two of BIP will also be making a return to the BIP spotlight.
Are there any runner ups on this season?
There are three runner-ups who have been announced for season six of BIP. One is Tayshia Adams from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor. Adams made it to the final three on the season, but was ultimately sent home in a surprise elimination after Underwood decided that he wanted to be with Cassie Randolph. Hannah Godwin was sent home at the same time as Adams and will make it to Paradise as well.
Blake Horstmann was the runner-up on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette and was in the running to become last season’s Bachelor. He will also continue his search for love in Paradise.
Who else will be on the season?
Demi Burnett will also be appearing on the show. She was a fan favorite from Underwood’s season and never shied away from speaking her mind.
Several other women from Underwood’s season will also be on the show, including Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Jane Averbukh, Katie Morton, Onyeka Ehie, Sydney Lotuaco, and Nicole Lopez-Alvar.
Clay Harbor will be making his debut on the beach, as well. He was originally on Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, but had to leave the mansion due to a football injury.
Cam Ayala, John Paul Jones, and Kevin Fortenberry from Hannah Brown’s season will also be heading to Mexico to appear on the show.
As always, Wells Adams will return as the bartender for the cast.
Will people be added to the cast list?
BIP never announces the full cast list. This way, viewers will be surprised when certain members from old seasons make their way onto the beach.
As Brown’s season of The Bachelorette is still airing, we can also bet that more of the men from her season will appear on Paradise than have been announced.