Meet the brand new cast members of the upcoming fifth season of 'Bachelor in Paradise'
The network executives have chosen their contestants from Becca Kufrin's season of 'The Bachelorette', as well as from Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Nick Viall's season of 'The Bachelor'
Are you ready and geared up for another summer in Paradise? Well, get set, because ABC has announced the much-awaited cast members of the newest season of Bachelor In Paradise. As you wait with bated breath, you should know that the network executives have handpicked their contestants from not only Becca Kufrin's season of 'The Bachelorette', but also included from Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Nick Viall's season of 'The Bachelor'.
Take a good look at the cast members of the fifth season of ABC's 'Bachelor In Paradise', before you catch them on the show when it premieres August 7 p.m. ET on ABC.
You might remember Angela from Nick Viall's season of the 'Bachelor.' But even if you don't it's not your fault, since she got sent out on day one itself. The model, who is an avid fan of movies like 'Ace Ventura', 'Despicable Me', and 'The Notebook', might just have better luck this time around!
Annaliese is a 33-year-old event designer from California, but you might also recognize her due to the ringer on Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season, which included her massive fear of bumper cars, as well as dogs. Even though she did end up getting Luyendyk's sympathy, things weren't really meant to be for the two. Looks like that might have been a bonus that she can use this time around!
The 26-year-old plastic surgery office manager was previously seen in Nick Viall’s season 21 of The Bachelor, where she was eliminated within a few weeks. However, even after getting evicted from the show, Loch still keeps her 'Bachelor' friends around by hanging out with them, so this season might just be a lot of fun for her.
Bibiana was quite a popular contestant on Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season 22 of The Bachelor, and after her elimination, a lot of fans wanted her to be the next Bachelorette. Bibiana went on to star in "Bachelor Winter Games," but her short-lived romance with Jordan in New Zealand ultimately landed her as a single in season 5 of Bachelor In Paradise.
Chelsea did start out as a villain of sorts during Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor, but by the time she was eliminated, a lot of people were rooting for her. And since eviction clearly left her single, she is once again getting ready to find love in the fifth season of Bachelor In Paradise. She once said, "I'm not competitive by nature, but when I see something that I want, I go after it." So that should be quite interesting.
David Ravitz, who was better known by his nickname "Chicken Guy" from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, will always be remembered for falling off his bunk bed on the show and breaking his nose while obsessively talking crap about Jordan. Although poor David got himself into an ICU and was later eliminated on a two-on-one date, he makes a comeback hoping to not make any further trips to the hospital emergency room.
Eric belonged to Rachel Lindsay's season of "The Bachelorette," where he, along with his family, were a huge hit with the viewers. If the star manages to find his lover in paradise this season, then that should make for some seriously fun TV, apart from the fact that the lucky lady would be joining a really awesome family.
Also called Grocery Joe by his fans and friends alike, the favorite grocer boy from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette comes back to paradise in the hope of finding love after getting sent back home on the first night itself. Now that he's a member of BIP's season five, fans hope that he will get the chance he really deserves.
If you do not remember him from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, then you should also know that he is literally one of the people who helped create Venmo. Although he really did seem to hit it off with Kufrin, he got sent home with a rosy celebration on his fifth week, landing him a spot in Bachelor In Paradise.
The male model, who recently got eliminated by Kufrin via a two-on-one date on her season of the Bachelorette, seems to have made a permanent mark on Bachelor Nation, especially with those golden butt-shorts. We are hoping he brings the shorts as well as all his drama to paradise as well.
Kendall was the iconic contestant on Luyendyk's season for her never-ending obsession with taxidermy, but she won the hearts of many viewers despite her somewhat weird hobby. She once said her spirit animal is a bat because she "sees beauty in dark things," so we're hoping that she is able to find that someone who will fully appreciate her along with her quirkiness.
The professional wrestler from Rachel Lindsay’s season 13 of The Bachelorette, Kenny Layne is surely going to get cheered by a lot of fans, if his reception from the previous show is any indication. During one of his interviews, Layne had apparently said that he would love to have lunch with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson because they're really similar.
Although the hunky former 'The Bachelorette Canada' star did find love with Ashley Iaconetti on "Bachelor Winter Games," fans were really disappointed when the couple broke things off merely a few months after the show stopped filming. However, here's hoping that the handsome lad will find his perfect partner in paradise, just like his ex did with her now-fiancee Jared Haibon.
Another villain in the season five crew, Krystal is the 29-year-old fitness coach and one of the most hated contestants from Luyendyk's season. However, it is unsure whether the reality star is coming back to find love or stir the pot, since she's "thebomb.com" at cooking, in her own words.
Since his elimination on Kufrin's season of "The Bachelorette" happened in week four itself, not a lot of fans got to know the charming contestant better. The Florida attorney is apparently back for this newest round of paradise love-searching, and fans hope that he will be successfully able to prove his worth this time around.
Nysha was a part of Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor, but most viewers remember her for being sent home on night one of that particular season. Although she once confessed that she meets men via "online dating apps, which is why I'm still single," a lot of people are rooting for her to find love on the island.
Although fans were in love with her during Luyendyk's season, she did end up creating a bit of controversy by dating current Bachelorette contestant Colton Underwood. Tia has, since then, explained that the couple ended things between them, especially after Colton found out that he had been chosen to be a contestant. However, things haven't been so clear-cut for them, so it will be interesting to find out what exactly happened.