Who Will Be Cast on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 8?

now that Bachelor in Paradise is officially coming back for another season despite all the cancellation rumours, it is now time to speculate/manifest who may be frolicking along the shores of Mexico this summer.

There are literally sooo many seasons of former bachelor and bachelorette contestants to pull from, and according to an ABC press release, the network could be reaching deep into the franchise to cast Paradise this year. Part of the show logline reads, “Breakout fan favorites from TheBachelor franchise are back and ready for a second (or third) chance at finding love.” Interesting!

We have a few thoughts and theories on who might be belting, “Almost paradise!” this summer, so let’s get into it.

Shanae Ankney

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Shanae literally WAS the drama on Clayton Echard’s season of TheBachelor and seemed to not have a single friend in the house. So many viewers loved to hate her, and others just loved her de ella IDGAF spirit de ella, so naturally she makes for entertaining TV. Plus, Paradise tends to have a lot of shrimp, so can’t wait to see how that potentially plays out. #ShrimpGate2.0

Joe Coleman

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As one of Michelle Young’s final three, it’s not unlikely that Joe’s name would be floating around for other appearances in the franchise. He was known for being super calm and chill during Michelle’s season, and honestly Paradise could use some of that ~energy~. But who knows, maybe the beaches would bring out a different side to him!

Rick Leach

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Rick was another one of Michelle’s guys, and he had such a tearjerking story that you couldn’t help but fall in love with him. Unless you were Michelle, I guess. Here’s to hoping Rick will find love in Mexico!

serene russell

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Serene made it to Clayton’s final four but was sent home before Fantasy Suites (and TBH good for her bc that finale was a TRAIN WRECK). Serene seemed so sweet and open, and fans definitely want her to find her person from her!

jamie skaar

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Jamie probably will go down as one of the biggest villains in Bachelor-franchise history after all the drama and turmoil he caused early on in Michelle’s season. Naturally this means he’d be an obvious pick for Paradise, I already know, to keep things interesting. Kinda sucks that bad behavior gets rewarded…but it also makes for entertaining reality TV???

Teddy Wright

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Teddi received Clayton Echard’s first impression rose and ultimately made it to his top five but was sent home right before Hometowns. Teddi definitely made a lasting impression on all of Bachelor Nation, and her fans love her keeping up with her.

Rodney Matthews

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Rodney stole every single member of Bachelor Nation’s heart while on Michelle’s season of The Bachelorette. He made it to her top four but was sent home after Hometowns. Even though nearly everyone wants to see him as the next Bachelor because he’s so entertaining and charismatic, we’ll definitely take him finding love in Mexico.


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