Bachelor in Paradise Reveals Its Major Twist — Plus: Meet the Full Cast

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Bachelor in Paradise just got a little more dramatic.

The ABC reality show, which bows in three weeks and gives 25 former Bachelor/Bachelorette rejects another shot at finding love/”love,” has revealed a rose ceremony twist that promises to shake things up.

The first group of contestants to arrive in Tulum, Mexico will include eight women and six men — an intentionally uneven number that will automatically send two women home, empty-handed, after the first rose ceremony. In the next episode, two new men will show uplooking for love, and each subsequent episode will alternate between two new men and women joining the cast, promising to tinker with any True Love hook-ups.

In a nutshell? These contestants shouldn’t fall for each other too hard or too fast.

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Here are the 14 men and women initially arriving in Paradise, accompanied by the name of the Bachelor(/ette) who previously sent them packing:

* AshLee Frazier (Sean Lowe)
* Ben Scott (Desiree Hartsock)
* Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo Galavis)
* Daniella McBride (Lowe)
* Dylan Petit (Andi Dorfman)
* Elise Mosca (Galavis)
* Graham Bunn (DeAnna Pappas)
* Lacy Faddoul (Galavis)
* Marcus Grodd (Dorfman)
* Marquel Martin (Dorfman)
* Michelle Kujawa (Jake Pavelka)
* Michelle Money (Brad Womack)
* Robert Graham (Hartsock)
* Sarah Herron (Lowe)

And here are the late arrivals, who will show up in alternating pairs throughout the season:

* Brooks Forester (Hartsock)
* Chris Bukowski (Emily Maynard)
* Christy Hansen (Galavis)
* Cody Sattler (Dorfman)
* Danielle Ronco (Galavis)
* Jackie Parr (Lowe)
* Jesse Kovacs (Jillian Harris)
* Kalon McMahon (Maynard)
* Lucy Aragon (Galavis)
* Tasos Hernandez (Dorfman)
* Zack Kalter (Hartsock)

Bachelor in Paradise premieres Monday, Aug. 4 at 8/7c.

What do you think of the rose ceremony twist? Which contestants would you rather see on Bachelor in Paradise? Drop a comment with your thoughts.

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15 Comments
  1. Chris says:

    This show just continues to sound better and better… Can. Not. Wait.

  2. Betty says:

    Sounds like an old reality show called paradise hotel. I’ll give it a shot.

  3. Ann VerWiebe says:

    I’ll need to bathe in Purell just to watch! I can’t wait! Plus, I’m glad they’re including Marquel.

  4. HAP says:

    What’s the shooting schedule? Tulum is as hot as Hades in the summer, and is subject to hurricanes. Just sayin’

  5. april-ann says:

    What?? No Erica Rose? How can we watch sweaty, cheesy summer sleaze featuring Bach rejects without Erica Rose?

    • dan says:

      She will be missed. And … none of those ladies are going to want to date Kalon, he was too much the villain.

  6. BrittBrat says:

    I’ll watch only if Dylan washes his hands!

  7. I really had a lot of fun looking at the previous episode’s I am extremely happy that its back it more fun than the bachelorette to look at ,knowing the characters the twist to the story line is like I am on adventure road .

  8. Brandy says:

    This sounds entertaining, I just wish there were better contestants. I barely remember half of these people.

  9. schu says:

    Marcus!? I woulda bet money he was going to be the next Bachelor since he was just sent packing, now who are they gonna get!?

  10. metintodd says:

    Where is Vienna Girardi? You can’t do a sleazy show like this without her.

  11. Suzanne Knighton says:

    Chris harrison!

  12. Nancy says:

    I would love to see Aurie again(race car driver). can’t wait for this to start. Will be watching

  13. Miranda says:

    Gotta give props to Mike Fkeiss and ABC for keeping Brooks in the fold – even though he seems like he would not want to return to this franchise ever gain. They are probably still trying to wear him down until he agrees to be the next Bachelor.