How Social Media Has Completely Changed ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

We’re part way through Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette and already Bachelor fans are getting excited for Paradise. This season’s cast hasn’t been announced yet, but there are some former contestants fans expect to see on the beach this year.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes from Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor has spoken about how she’d be open to going.

When asked if she was going to be on Paradise by ExtraTV, Caelynn said: “Maybe. If I’m single. Maybe. I’m open to the idea if I’m single but what if I leave here today and meet my husband?”

ExtraTV went on to ask who she’d like to meet if and when she heads to the beach.

“I like Garret, I like Connor S., Jed, Tyler C., Pilot Peter…”

Another fan-favorite from Colton’s season hopefully headed to the beach is Hannah Godwin. Hannah G.’s been equally as coy about whether she’ll end up on Paradise, but fans are keeping their fingers crossed.

“I’d be open to it,” she told ExtraTV. “I love the beach, and I love love. So I heard you can find both of those things there. It’s possible, you never know.”

As for who she’s hoping to see there? None other than Blake Hortsmann, the runner-up from Becca Kufrin’s season. Bachelor Nation is ecstatic over the prospect of these two maybe getting together in Paradise.

How social media has changed ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

It used to be frowned upon for Bachelor in Paradise cast members to contact each other prior to appearing on the show, but with the rise of social media (particularly Instagram), the policy’s seemed to change.

In fact, Bachelor in Paradise producer Nicole Woods said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that social media only helps to add to the drama, especially for today’s audience.   

Bachelor In Paradise's Wells & Yuki | Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images
Bachelor In Paradise’s Wells & Yuki | Paul Hebert/ABC via Getty Images

“We don’t love that they all talk to each other beforehand, but it also hasn’t hurt us. If anything, it gives us more stories to come out where one person was sliding into the DMs of another and then that becomes a topic of conversation in the show,” said Nicole.

But the best part of the cast over-utilizing social sites, according to the producers? It keeps producers in-the-know about what everyone’s been up to–where they are, who they’ve been hanging out with, etc.

The best thing about social media is that it also helps us keep track of everybody — figure out what they’re up to, what they’re doing and who they’re hanging out with. So for Paradise, it’s been a helpful tool,” she said.  

Nicole went on to say that she can’t give anything away about this season of Bachelor in Paradise just yet, but she promises an excellent cast.

“What I will say is that the cast is shaping up to be a really good one, but I can’t get into specifics!”