Last night during the premiere of Grand Hotel, ABC formally announced the remainder of the Bachelor in Paradise cast — and it included a number of familiar faces.
Yesterday, we shared the first reported list of cast members, a group that included Cam Ayala, Blake Horstmann, Demi Burnett, Clay Harbor, Tayshia Adams, John Paul Jones, and Bibiana Julian. You can read more about them here because now, we’re bringing you the rest of the participants who are showing up right away in the August 5 premiere. For more discussion on some of the names rumored to be attending Paradise ahead of time, check out the video below — meanwhile, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for some other updates!
Caelynn Miller-Keyes – No surprise here. She’s going to be one of the headlines after going so far on Colton’s season.
Hannah Godwin – She may actually be an even bigger headliner — and the most-popular woman in Paradise. She’s easily got the biggest social-media following and we know just how appealing that’s going to be to a lot of these people.
Chris Bukowski – We have no idea why he’s there… again. Didn’t he retire?
Annaliese Puccini – She’s had her heart broken in Paradise already, but she’s back for what could be a more successful shot this time.
Derek Peth – Not only has he been on Bachelor in Paradise before, but he and Taylor Nolan actually seemed like they were on the road to marriage! It didn’t work out so, a couple of years later, he is back for more.
Jane Averbukh – If you have no real memory as to who she is, that’s okay — we don’t think that ABC expects you to know, either. She was eliminated week 1 in Colton’s season — there’s always a person or two mixed in here that weren’t around that long.
Katie Morton – She didn’t have a huge arc on The Bachelor, and may actually be better known for some of the warnings that were supposedly handed down about whether or not Caelynn and Cassie were ready to be married.
Kevin Fortenberry – He was literally just eliminated on Hannah Brown’s season last night, but you probably barely knew who he was amidst getting lost in a sea of Luke.
Nicole Lopez-Alvar – She entered Colton’s season with a touching story, but perhaps is best remembered now for her Olympic arguments with Onyeka.
Onyeka Ehie – Well, you apparently cannot have Nicole without Onyeka. This is going to be fun … at least for viewers. It’d be more ironic if she and Nicole don’t fight at all.
Sydney Lotuaco – The dancer ended up quitting Colton’s season after not believing that there was much of a chance at a future with him — now, she’s looking elsewhere.
Wills Reid – Our final entry, and a man who has some experience in Paradise already. He’s long been popular with Bachelor Nation, so maybe this year will be his chance at love?
Will this be a great season?
We think that there’s at least a solid chance, though mostly because of the women from Colton’s season. We’re not really sold on some of the guys … and then there’s also Bukowski. We’ve already said enough about him.
What do you think about the full Bachelor in Paradise 6 cast? Be sure to share in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)