'Bachelor in Paradise': Release date, spoilers and all about ABC dating show
Romance, drama and everything in between -- gear up for 'Bachelor in Paradise'
Fresh off Katie Thurston's season of 'The Bachelorette' and looking for something to fill the void? Then get ready for 'Bachelor in Paradise'.
While Katie and Blake Moynes went off into the sunset, she did leave a few broken hearts in her wake. Now, the singles of various seasons of the show are ready to find love again on an all-new season of 'Bachelor in Paradise'.
'Bachelor in Paradise' on Monday, August 16, on ABC.
How to watch
You can watch 'Bachelor in Paradise' on ABC.
As per the official synopsis -- "Breakout fan favorites from "The Bachelor" franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love. They may have left their respective seasons brokenhearted, but now they have the opportunity to travel to a romantic paradise in hopes of turning a potential summer fling into the real thing."
Aaron Clancy was a contestant on the 17th season of 'The Bachelorette', which featured Katie Thurston. 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."
Abigail Heringer was a contestant on the 25th season of 'The Bachelor' which featured Matt James. 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."
Brendan Morais was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette', with Tayshia Adams as the Bachelorette. He quit during week 11. 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."
Connor Brennan was a contestant on the 17th season of 'The Bachelorette', with Katie Thurston as 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."
Deandra Kanu was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor' with Peter Weber. 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."
Ivan Hall was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette', with Tayshia Adams as the Bachelorette. 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."
James Bonsall was a contestant on the 17th season of 'The Bachelorette' , with Katie Thurston as the Bachelorette. 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."
Jessenia Cruz was a contestant on the 25th season of 'The Bachelor', with Matt James as the Bachelor. 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."
Joe Amabile was a contestant on the 14th season 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."
Karl Smith was a contestant on the 17th season of 'The Bachelorette', with Katie Thurston as the Bachelorette. As 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."
Kelsey Weier was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor' -- with Peter Weber. 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."
Kenny Braasch was a contestant on the 16th season of The Bachelorette, with Tayshia Adams as the Bachelorette. 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."
Mariela "Mari" Pepin was a contestant on the 25th season of 'The Bachelor', with Matt James as the Bachelor. 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."
Maurissa Gunn was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor' -- with Peter Weber. 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' -- with Peter Weber. 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."
Noah Erb was a contestant on the 16th season of 'The Bachelorette', with Tayshia Adams as 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."
Serena Chew was a contestant on the 25th season of 'The Bachelor', with Matt James as the Bachelor. 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 the 25th season of 'The Bachelor', with Matt James as the Bachelor. As per her ABC bio during heris 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."
Tahzjuan Hawkins is a contestant on the 23rd season of 'The Bachelor', with Colton Underwood as the Bachelor, and on the 6th season of 'Bachelor in Paradise'. 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."
Tammy Kay Ly was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor' -- with Peter Weber. 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."
Tré Marcel Cooper was a contestant on the 17th season of 'The Bachelorette', with Katie Thurston as the Bachelorette. 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."
Victoria Larson was a contestant on the 25th season of 'The Bachelor', with Matt James as the Bachelor. 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."
Victoria Paul was a contestant on the 24th season of 'The Bachelor' -- with Peter Weber. As 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."
This season, the show will see a range of rotating hosts, such as
David Wayne Spade is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and television host, known for his works such as 'Tommy Boy', 'Black Sheep', 'Joe Dirt', 'Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star', 'The Benchwarmers', 'The Ridiculous 6', 'The Do-Over', and 'The Wrong Missy'.
Tituss Burgess is an actor and singer. He has starred in multiple Broadway musicals and is known for his roles as Titus Andromedon on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'.
James Lance Bass is a singer, dancer, actor, and film and television producer and was a part of boy band NSYNC.
Jonathan H. Smith known by his stage name Lil Jon, is a rapper, songwriter, DJ, and record producer. He has produced multiple Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 singles such as 'Get Low', 'Goodies', 'Cyclone', 'Freek-a-Leek,' and 'Yeah!'.
Adams will be resuming his role as the island bartender and will also be taking on the title of Master of Ceremonies. He was previously a contestant on the 12th season of 'The Bachelorette' and has been the bartender for 'Bachelor in Paradise' from the fourth season onwards.
In a conversation with ET, Adams maintained that he was excited to be back for the newest season and couldn't stop gushing over the new set of hosts. "Obviously having like comedic juggernauts like David Spade and Titus Burgess come in, like, they're gonna bring the funny," he said. "Lance brings musicality and the boy band [history] with him, so I think that's gonna be fun and a lot of people are gonna be kinda starstruck, and Lil Jon just brings like, really, really good vibes." he added.
By the looks of the trailers, fans can expect a whole lot of drama from season 7 of 'Bachelor in Paradise'. From romances to lies, exes and unexpected participants looks like love and chaos go hand in hand!
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