Bachelor in Paradise’: Does Derek Peth Leaving Paradise Mean He’ll be the Next Bachelor?

If there is one thing that we can say about Bachelor in Paradise, it’s that it is full of surprises. You truly never know what is going to happen next. One minute, a couple might seem like they are made for each other and then the next, one person decides that they have absolutely no feelings for the other person. It’s great for viewers, but probably absolutely horrible for contestants who are genuinely trying to find a connection.

But for the men who come to Paradise, there is one other perk that comes with being on the show. Their chances of being the next Bachelor skyrocket.

How ‘Paradise’ helps Bachelor hopefuls

The Bachelor and Bachelorette are all about redemption. America loves to see someone who got their heart absolutely ripped out get a second chance at finding love.

When you are competing on The Bachelorette, unless you are one of the final few men, you probably won’t get a lot of air time to make audiences fall in love with you. By going on Paradise, contestants give America more time to get to know them and root for them.

Bachelors from ‘Paradise’

Recently, two Bachelors have come from Paradise. After being on The Bachelorette twice, Nick Viall went to Paradise in the hopes of finally finding the one. While his stints on The Bachelorette got him labeled as a “villain,” his time on Paradise allowed audiences to see a softer side of him and landed him the role of Bachelor.

Colton Underwood also became the Bachelor after going on Paradise. His relationship with Becca Kufrin on The Bachelorette was compelling but it was really his failed romance with Tia Booth that got him the Bachelor position.

Derek Peth on ‘BIP’

There is no one in need of a happy ending more than Derek Peth. First, he was dumped by Jojo Fletcher on her season of The Bachelorette. Then, he went to Paradise for the first time and it seemed like things had really turned around for him. He even got engaged to Taylor Nolan at the end of the season. But eventually, the two called things off.

“It was very stressful at the end… I continue to process [the breakup] all the time,” he said on The Morning Toast after the relationship ended. “I think that she didn’t want to leave Seattle and she wanted to like travel here and travel there and take advantage of some of this [Bachelor Nation] stuff… And I got my job [in New York City], I have my normal week.”

Then he went to Paradise and started to fall for fan-favorite Demi Burnett. The two seemed to really hit it off for the first few weeks of Paradise, but later, Burnett began having second thoughts and missing Kristian Haggerty, a woman she had begun dating back home. When Haggerty showed up on the beach, Burnett chose to get back with her.

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Peth was, then, able to move on to Tayshia Adams, who also eventually decided she didn’t like him anymore. Basically, the guy just can’t win. Which, as we have seen in past seasons, can mean that he is a great choice for Bachelor.

Peth leaving ‘Paradise’

On last night’s episode, Peth decided to exit Paradise, which while sad, means that he will have more time to prepare should he become the Bachelor. Underwood also left Paradise early before becoming the Bachelor, so history may be repeating itself.