'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022: Did Justin Glaze replace Michael A to become producers' new favorite?

'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022: Did Justin Glaze replace Michael A to become producers' new favorite?
Justin Glaze in a still from 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 (ABC)

VALLARTA, MEXICO: Justin Glaze's return to Paradise has sparked controversy. The former 'Bachelorette' contestant strolled down the stairs with a date card, proving to fans that he is the producers' pick this season.

Season 8 of ABC's 'Bachelor in Paradise' resumed and new cast members are visiting the beach. Fans assumed they had seen the last of Justin Glaze, but they were mistaken. Justin appeared in the episode that aired on October 31, 2022. He not only returned but came back with one girl in mind and didn't hold back.


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Prior to the start of the new season, Justin Glaze was a fan favorite. Regrettably, he left sooner than anticipated. He and Genevieve Parisi clicked right away, but their relationship was riddled with turbulence from the beginning. Justin went on a date with Victoria Fuller. Genevieve eventually established a greater connection with Aaron Clancy, leaving Justin without anybody to accept a rose from.

"Is that Justin?" Aaron asked during the episode as Genevieve stares in surprise at the stairway. "Why’d you come back?" host Jesse Palmer asked Justin. "Man, I came back for Eliza," he replies.

In the episode where Justin Glaze returns to the beach, he walked hand in hand with Eliza Isichei. He received a date card and thus, asked Eliza to join him.

Eliza, Justin, and Rodney in 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 (ABC)
Eliza, Justin, and Rodney in 'Bachelor in Paradise' 2022 (ABC)

After Justin returned even after getting eliminated, fans were quick to question whether he was the new producers' favorite. A fan tweeted, "I thought Michael A was the producer fav but Justin gets to randomly come back WITH A DATE CARD after getting sent home???"

Another fan wrote, "Me when michael is exempt from the rules vs me when justin is exempt from the rule."

Some fans also felt the producers did it to stir up more drama as one fan tweeted, "“Let’s send Justin back to go after Eliza for some drama” the producers."

On the other hand, some felt that the producers shouldn't have done this unless they wanted to ruin Rodney's connection, "THE PRODUCERS BROUGHT BACK JUSTIN TO RUIN EVERYTHING FOR RODNEY."





One 'BiP' viewer quipped. "Rodney being rodney realizing all excited to that he’s here see justin to steal his girl."

Justin's return also raised some questions among Bachelor Nation regarding rules and them being followed this season, "JUSTIN IS BACK lmao?? NO rules this season."

One fan added, "Justin in the hotel room waiting for the producers to let him out to go steal Eliza from Rodney."

Slamming the show for being 'forced'. a viewer wrote, "First Michael gets saved by producers sending Danielle, then they don’t have to participate in split week, and now Justin just gets to come back. What’s the point of this show anymore if everything is forced?"





'Bachelor in Paradise' airs on ABC on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 pm.

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