'Bachelor in Paradise' Full Cast List: Meet stars of Season 7 and other rumored contestants
Save for Blake Moynes, the men of Katie Thurston's season of 'The Bachelorette' walked away heartbroken.
However, there is hope for love, seeing that a few familiar faces from 'The Bachelorette' Season 17 are all set to join 'Bachelor in Paradise' season 7, along with various 'Bachelor Nation' alumni. Here's a look at the entire cast list, along with a few rumored names who are expected to stir up some drama!
'The Bachelor' Season 24 (Peter Weber)
Deandra Kanu was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor'. She is currently working in pharmaceutical inside sales at McKesson. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Deandra is an independent, intelligent woman who comes from a diverse background and isn't afraid to be herself. She was born in Texas, but grew up in Maine and spent a lot of time in Nigeria where her father was born. She's now moved back to Texas and loves to spend her free time bar hopping and trying out new restaurants."
Kelsey Weier was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor'. She used to work as a professional clothier at Tom James Company, a luxury retail company, up until 2020, but is now listed as self-employed, according to her LinkedIn. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Kelsey was born and raised in Iowa with her fraternal twin sister and younger sister. She enjoys exercising, cooking, traveling and competed at Miss USA after being crowned Miss Iowa in 2017. Coming from the pageant world, Kelsey is an old pro at competing with other women, but don't get it twisted, she's not looking for drama."
Maurissa Gunn was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor'. Gunn works as a patient care coordinator. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Maurissa is a bold beauty that is ready to find her husband. In high school, Maurissa competed in the Miss Teen USA pageants and was crowned Miss Teen Montana, but she says it was one of the worst times in her life. She was average size for a teenage girl, but the pageant world made her feel insecure about her weight, which lead her to struggle with body image issues."
Natasha J. Parker was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor'. Parker is currently the Brand Marketing Director at Everyday Hospitality Contract. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Natasha is here to prove that mysterious is sexy! She makes her presence known whenever she enters a room. She plans parties for a living, but loves her quiet time where she can meditate and focus on her spirituality."
Tammy Kay Ly was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor'. She is a licensed real estate salesperson with Acropolis Realty Group. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Tammy is in the process of taking over the world and if a man can't keep up, then she isn't afraid to leave them in the dust. She comes from a hardworking family that immigrated over to Syracuse during the Vietnam War and credits her go-go-go attitude to her parents. After her parents split up, she helped raise her younger sisters and has been working ever since graduating high school."
Victoria Paul was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor'. Paul is a nurse with Premier Urgent Care, a healthcare organization. Employment DurationAs per her ABC bio during her season -- "While Victoria grew up in a small town, there was nothing simple about her upbringing. Victoria lost her father at a young age and both her mother and sister struggled with drug addiction. Victoria grew up fast and, as of three years ago, her mother and sister are now both sober and have a stronger family bond than ever before. Victoria is on The Bachelor because she has never given herself a fair shot at finding love."
As mentioned by Style Caster, some of the other contestants from this season that are expected to join the cast are: Kelsey Weier, Mykenna Dorn, Alexa Caves, Alayah Benavidez, Madison Prewett.
'The Bachelorette' Season 16 (Clare Crawley & Tayshia Adams)
Brendan Morais was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette'. Morais is a commercial roofer whose job involves repairing and installing roofs. As per his ABC bio --"After relocating to Los Angeles, Brendan decided to move back home to Massachusetts to work for the family roofing business and be closer to his family – especially his nieces and nephews, whom he can't get enough of."
Ivan Hall was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette'. Hall is an aeronautical engineer. As per his ABC bio during his season -- "Ivan was born in Chicago, but grew up in Plano, Texas. He is very close with his mom and says he talks to her every day. After making it a point to have fun and enjoy the single life in his mid-twenties, Ivan says his single bachelor days are behind him and it's time to settle down."
Kenny Braasch was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette'. Braasch is the manager of The Boy Band Night, a tribute band that covers Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, One Direction, NKOTB and the Jonas Brothers. As per his ABC bio -- "This handsome man about town is ready to say "Bye Bye Bye" to the single life. Kenny is a talent buyer in Chicago, where he creates and manages boy band cover bands. He's the first one to admit that in the past, he's put his career before his relationships, but now as he inches closer to the big 4-0, Kenny is tired of having "No Strings Attached" and is ready for someone to join him on this journey he calls life."
Noah Erb was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette'. As per his ABC bio during his season -- He "spent the last year working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as a registered travel nurse. He is here to prove that age really is just a number. Noah comes from a large family; he is one of 10 siblings."
As mentioned by Style Caster, some of the other contestants from this season that are expected to join the cast are: Chris Conran, Chasen Nick, Joe Park, Demar Jackson, Ed Waisbrot and Riley Christian Clare.
'The Bachelor' Season 25 (Matt James)
Abigail Heringer was a contestant on the Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'. She is a client financial analyst. As per her ABC bio --"Abigail is a beautiful soul from the Pacific Northwest who says that nothing makes her happier than enjoying a cold local microbrew on a beautiful Oregon day. She loves being outdoors, and when she's not working, she loves to spend time with family whom she says bring out the best side of her."
Jessenia Cruz was a contestant on Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'. Cruz is a social media marketer. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Jessenia is the total package of brains, beauty and an infectious personality. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and is a former pageant queen, even receiving the title of Miss El Paso in 2016."
Mariela "Mari" Pepin was a contestant on Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'. Solis is the marketing director for a local beauty company. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Mari is a former beauty queen living the American dream. After moving to Maryland from Puerto Rico as a teenager, Mari enrolled in college and competed in pageants—most recently winning Miss Maryland USA in 2019 and placing Top 10 at Miss USA."
Serena Chew was a contestant on Season 25 of 'The Bachelor. Chew is a flight attendant with American Airlines. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "She is looking for a man with charisma, good character and someone with whom she can have a strong physical connection. Serena C.'s idea of a perfect date is getting all dressed up for a fancy night out, taking in the sunset over good champagne and a thought-provoking conversation."
Serena Pitt was a contestant on Season 25 of 'The Bachelor''. Pitt is a fashion and beauty publicist. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "For as long as she can remember, Serena P. has been a believer that no matter what your age is, when you know, you know. Serena P has always lead a disciplined lifestyle and says she has never really taken the time to pursue true love, but now, this typically logical thinker is throwing her rulebook out the window and is ready to meet the man of her dreams."
Victoria Larson was a contestant on Season 25 of 'The Bachelor'. Larson is an entrepreneur and the founder of Vikki Larson Beauty and JetSetGlo, a mobile spray tanning company. As per her ABC bio during her season -- "Victoria, or Queen Victoria as she likes to refer to herself, has outgrown her "once upon a time" jetsetter lifestyle but not her sense of grandeur. Victoria has shifted focus towards entrepreneurship and has launched a few businesses in the health and beauty space. Victoria knows she has a big personality and needs a strong man who can keep up but who won't be controlling in any way, shape or form."
As mentioned by Style Caster, some of the other contestants from this season that are expected to join the cast are: Alana Milne, Chelsea Vaughn, Kit Keenan, Pieper James.
'The Bachelorette' Season 17 (Katie Thurston)
Aaron Clancy was a contestant on Season 17 of 'The Bachelorette'. Clancy is an insurance agent with Health IQ. As per his ABC bio -- "Aaron currently works in sales and enjoys being outdoors, surfing and lifting weights, and he was an NCAA swimmer in college. He is thoughtful, sensitive and very ambitious, saying that in five years' time, he hopes to own his business and work for himself."
Connor Brennan was a contestant on Season 17 of 'The Bachelorette'. As per his ABC bio during his season -- "Connor B. is a lovable, quirky and charming eighth grade math teacher. With a master's degree in medical physics and a resume that includes nuclear engineer as a job title, Connor B. definitely owns his nerdy side, but he is not afraid to poke fun at himself."
James Bonsall was a contestant on Season 17 of 'The Bachelorette'. Bonsall is a software salesman. As per his ABC bio during his season -- "James loves the pursuit of becoming the best version of himself. To say that he takes care of his physique is an understatement – the man is BUILT. However, there's more to him than his looks, and James has a lot of love to give."
Karl Smith was a contestant on Season 17 of 'The Bachelorette'. Smith is the VP of Business Development at Next Dental IncAs per his ABC bio during his season -- "Karl is a charismatic and confident guy who is here to find his forever love. He loves to have a good time, and more specifically, make it a good time for everyone around him. He has had long-term relationships in the past but says he has had a hard time fully committing because his professional goals have outweighed his personal ones."
Tré Marcel Cooper was a contestant on Season 17 of 'The Bachelorette'. Cooper is a software engineer. As per his ABC bio during his season -- "Tre is a handsome catch with a huge heart. He comes from a very close family and describes himself as outgoing, kindhearted and open-minded. Tre is looking for a strong, confident woman who is open to everything life has to offer. Never one to pass up an opportunity for a new experience, Tre is looking for someone who is not afraid to let passion and spontaneity dictate life's direction."
As mentioned seen in the trailers, one other cast member from this season is expected to join the cast -- Thomas Jacob. Apart from these new cast members, there are also a few familiar names from the previous seasons of 'Bachelor in Paradise' who will be joining the show
'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 6 returning cast
Joe Amabile was a contestant on Season 14 of 'The Bachelorette', which featured Becca Kufrin, and the 5th season of Bachelor in Paradise. As per his ABC bio --"Formerly one of the youngest traders on the Chicago stock exchange, Joe turned a successful career in big finance into a successful career in small business."
Fans can expect a whole lot of drama, seeing that Kendall Long, Amabile's ex-girlfriend and 'The Bachelor' Season 22 alum, will be on the show as well. The pair broke up in 2020 and were also a part of season 6 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'. To add to the drama, Season 7 also sees the addition of Becca Kufrin, who Amabile tried to win over on Season 14 of 'The Bachelorette'.
Tahzjuan Hawkins is a contestant on Season 23 of 'The Bachelor' and the 6th season of 'Bachelor in Paradise'. She is currently an associate broker at Real, a real estate brokerage company and a business development consultant at HyperTattoo, a tech company. As per her ABC bio -- "Tahzjuan grew up in Houston but moved to Colorado with her mom, brother and two dogs. She loves reading, outdoor concerts and shopping with her mom."
While Amabile and Hawkins are both confirmed cast members, fans can look forward to seeing Demi Burnett, Connor Saeli and Clay Harbor join the show. Other cast members from 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 5 who'll be returning for another shot at love or stir up some series drama are -- Chris Randone and Tia Booth.
'Bachelor in Paradise' on Monday, August 16, on ABC.