The ‘Bachelor’: Is Caelynn Headed To Paradise, And Who Does She Hope To Meet There?

“Almost paradise, we’re knocking on heaven’s door. Almost paradise, how could we ask for more?” Warmer days are almost here, and with the start of the beloved season comes Bachelors Nation’s favorite event of the Summer: Bachelor In Paradise.

Caelynn Miller-Keyes
Caelynn Miller-Keyes | Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Each Summer, former contestants from The Bachelorette and The Bachelor head to Mexico for a second chance at finding love. Caelynn Miller-Keyes was one of the standout contestants on Season 23 of The Bachelor. Will this former beauty queen be one of the hopeful singles headed to Sayulita this Summer?

Though fewer people are eliminated in Paradise, the show still has a competitive edge, stemming from the contestants all vying for the attention of that special someone. But this Virginia native turned Los Angeles transplant is no stranger to competition. Having competed in several beauty pageants, the 23-year-old holds the title of Miss North Carolina 2018, as well as first-runner-up for Miss USA. Surely, those skills will help her keep her composure when dealing with drama or a few, wild dates.

50 first dates

Bachelor In Paradise dates are in a class of their own. Sure there are some typical dates that you’d see on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but there are quite a few that are just outright weird. Couples might do more adventurous activities like zip-lining or horseback riding or have a chance at doing something more romantic, like having a picnic on a boat.

But, every now and then, couples get thrown a serious curveball. An example of this was when a Bachelor in Paradise couple broke the record of “World’s Hottest Kiss”, by eating an extremely hot pepper and kissing each other for as long as possible. Luckily, Miller-Keyes seems prepared for whatever Paradise might throw her way. Having flown to Japan on a first date in her pre-bachelor days, she seems like she’d be up for the craziness that Paradise has to offer.

The Keyes to Caelynn’s heart

But what kind of guy is Miller-Keyes hoping to meet in Paradise? She opened up in a recent interview saying that she’d like to meet a guy that she could hit it off with really early on in Paradise. She also confessed that she really wants to date a Christian. The 23-year-old admitted that shes’s dated men who have had a variety of different faiths, even an atheist, but she knows in her heart that she is supposed to end up with a Christian.

Miller-Keyes also surprised fans when she candidly said that she wouldn’t mind dating a guy off of Hannah Brown’s season, despite the two of them being at odds for a good portion of Colton’s season. “I’d date Hannah’s ex” she responded flippantly on an episode of Now What!? With Jessica Graf. As most of the men on Bachelor in Paradise will probably come from the most recent season of The Bachelorette (though there are always a few outliers) it’s good that Miller-Keyes doesn’t seem to have a problem with that.

Almost paradise

So will we see the former beauty queen in Mexico this Summer? We’ll have to wait for the official announcement, but right now it looks very possible. In a recent podcast interview, Miller-Keyes was asked about the possibility and she responded, “I might do Paradise because I do want to find my person.” Until we have confirmation, we’ll be soaking up the current drama of The Bachelorette and looking to see which contestants from Hannah Brown’s season might be a great match for Miller-Keyes.