Chris dumps Jessenia for Alana: 'Bachelor in Paradise' cast, fans question his motive
Finding love on 'Bachelor in Paradise' seems simple enough in theory -- a bunch of single attractive people at an exotic resort, all looking for love. But, while sparks fly and couples form, nothing is set in stone. Especially on the show keeps throwing curveballs.
Seven episodes in, and we've already seen couples make-up, break up and deal with a ton of drama. From love triangles to being accused of clout chasing, 'paradise' is as chaotic as it gets. Now, the addition of 4 more women -- Alana Milne, Mykenna Dorn, Chelsea Vaughn and Alayah Benavidez has added to the drama.
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For Jessenia, she left Ivan when Chris joined the cast, seeing that she believed that they had a real spark and that something was lacking between her and Ivan. This decision backfired entirely at the VIP party. With only a select few contestants invited for the same, Jessenia and Chris managed to make the cut. However, as soon as Alana, Mykenna, Chelsea and Alayah showed up, Chris took Alana aside for a chat. Turns out, the two had met before the show and had a connection. Alana's arrival now meant that they could explore the same and they wasted no time making out. Jessenia ended up walking in on them and was heartbroken. She tried to put on a brave face, but the two were relentless with their PDA, forcing her to leave the party in order to protect her feelings. Fans pointed out the irony of the situation.
"Producers: Hey Jessenia go walk over there for a sec #BachelorInParadise" tweeted a fan. "PRODUCERS DID SWEET JESSENIA DIRTY #BachelorinParadise" added another.
"Jessenia should've stuck with Ivan #BachelorinParadise" tweeted a fan. "Jessenia rn knowing she could've had Ivan #BachelorInParadise" added another."jessenia how important is a spark to you now? #BachelorInParadise" said a fan.
Producers: Hey Jessenia go walk over there for a sec— Unimpressed Giraffe 🦒 (@adultingiguess) September 8, 2021
PRODUCERS DID SWEET JESSENIA DIRTY #BachelorinParadise pic.twitter.com/GtUn6F6r2I— devon litteral (@litteralydevon) September 8, 2021
Jessenia should’ve stuck with Ivan #BachelorinParadise pic.twitter.com/9PcFxRB4ba— BB (@blunt_brunette_) September 8, 2021
Jessenia rn knowing she could’ve had Ivan #BachelorInParadise pic.twitter.com/7bPdCwNa6t— bachyardigans (@bachyardigans) September 8, 2021
jessenia how important is a spark to you now? #BachelorInParadise pic.twitter.com/gBkEWWYHQd— amanda (@ninazzeniks) September 8, 2021
The entire cast was team Jessenia in the whole matter and even felt as though he and Alana were playing the same game as Brendan and Pieper. Fans felt the same way about the situation.
"so now i'm hearing that jessenia/chris and alana/chris were also "hanging out" before the show. sigh brendan and pieper part 2 #BachelorInParadise" added another. "Brendan and Pieper have changed in the last 24 hours… #bachelorinparadise" tweeted a fan. "Chris using Brendan's playbook to get with someone he had a thing with before paradise #BachelorinParadise" tweeted a fan.
so now i’m hearing that jessenia/chris and alana/chris were also “hanging out” before the show. sigh brendan and pieper part 2 #BachelorInParadise pic.twitter.com/PlBV4n44hB— 🥂 (@tIkingtothemoon) September 8, 2021
Brendan and Pieper have changed in the last 24 hours… #bachelorinparadise pic.twitter.com/GazN6zz3mf— Crabs in Paradise (@thewinereasons) September 8, 2021
Chris using Brendan’s playbook to get with someone he had a thing with before paradise #BachelorinParadise pic.twitter.com/r9UjMMrJIZ— Kasi (@kasireads) September 8, 2021
Speaking of clout chasing, Brendan's plan to gain followers backfired badly, seeing that after his relationship with Peiper was revealed, he lost over 50k followers. Talk about karma.
"Brendan's follower count being down like 50k in the last 24 hours really fits my fantasy #bachelorinparadise"
Brendan’s follower count being down like 50k in the last 24 hours really fits my fantasy #bachelorinparadise pic.twitter.com/kS2nENNK68— em💜 (@ayoemdawg) September 8, 2021
Catch 'Bachelor in Paradise' on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm ET on ABC.