Paradise … lost! ABC has unveiled new photos and additional cast announcements from its upcoming Season 3 premiere of Bachelor in Paradise — and it’s going to be a steamy summer in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.
According to the network’s latest release, the singles will first be welcomed by long-running Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who gets everyone situated at a beach-front cocktail party. Then, Bachelorette Season 12 villain, Chad Johnson, crashes the introductory bash.
“The divisive hunk is the last to arrive, but he makes a big splash, garnering the attention of friends, curious women and former foes,” ABC teases. “Later, Chris Harrison interrupts the party to explain the rules of Paradise, including several shocking details. For the first week, the men will hand out a rose and one woman will be going home!”
As the madness begins, Vinny Ventiera (from JoJo’s season) steals the first kiss with Izzy Goodkind (Ben’s season). Jubilee Sharpe (from Ben’s season) goes on a date with Jared Haibon (from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season).
Meanwhile, Lace Morris — who was memorably booted from Bachelor Ben Higgins’ season premiere after insulting her fellow bachelorettes — eyes firefighter Grant Kemp. But naturally, she gravitates towards Chad, which is a recipe for disaster. According to ABC, it’s the “start of Paradise’s most intense and chaotic relationship ever.”
Then, there’s that concept of bringing a group of strangers together under one roof. The network previews “flirting, fighting, and [the] use of inappropriate language” all within the first night. One situation escalates to the degree that Harrison is forced to send someone home the following morning.
“This is supposed to be Paradise, and in one night, you’ve managed to turn it into Hell!” Harrison tells the contestant. Check out the current list of confirmed stars on the new season of Bachelor in Paradise. The network promises additional cast announcements at a later date.
Jared Haibon, 27, Restaurant Manager, Warwick, RI – “The Bachelorette,” season 11 (Kaitlyn)
Emily and Haley Ferguson, 23, Twins, Las Vegas, NV – “The Bachelor,” season 20 (Ben)
Leah Block, 25, Event Planner, Denver, CO – “The Bachelor,” season 20 (Ben)
Lace Morris, 25, Real Estate Agent, Denver, CO – “The Bachelor,” season 20 (Ben)
Amanda Stanton, 26, Esthetician, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – “The Bachelor,” season 20 (Ben)
Jubilee Sharpe, 25, War Veteran, Ft. Lauderdale, FL – “The Bachelor,” season 20 (Ben)
Sarah Herron, 29, Advertising Executive, Los Angeles, CA – “The Bachelor,” season 17 (Sean)
Carly Waddell, 29, Singer/Songwriter, Arlington, TX – “The Bachelor,” season 19 (Chris)
Isabel “Izzy” Goodkind, 25, Graphic Designer, Branford, CT – “The Bachelor,” season 20 (Ben)
Chad Johnson, 28, Luxury Real Estate Agent, Tulsa, OK – “The Bachelorette,” season 12 (JoJo)
Daniel Maguire, 31, Canadian, Vancouver, BC – “The Bachelorette,” season 12 (JoJo)
Evan Bass, 33, Erectile Dysfunction Specialist, Nashville, TN – “The Bachelorette,” season 12 (JoJo)
Grant Kemp, 28, Firefighter, San Francisco, CA – “The Bachelorette,” season 12 (JoJo)
Nick Viall, 35, Runner-up – “The Bachelorette,” season 10 (Andi) and season 11 (Kaitlyn)
Vinny Ventiera, 28, Barber, Delray Beach, FL – “The Bachelorette,” season 12 (JoJo)
Tune in to the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise on Tuesday, August 2, at 8 p.m. ET.