The first 10 cast members of Bachelor in Paradise
have already been announced. It was also revealed that 3 cast members from the current season of The Bachelorette
will also join. It looks like we got the first name.
It's rumored that Marquel Martin and Michelle Money are the latest to sign on to what sounds like Bachelor Pad, but on an island.
Marquel competed for Andi Dorfman's heart in the current season of The Bachelorette
, but did not receive a rose in Monday's episode
Funny, charming, snazzy dresser Marquel has been a fan favorite from the start, and I even predicted that he would be the one of the three Bachelor in Paradise cast members chosen from Andi's season. Marquel is so popular that there has even been buzz about him becoming the next Bachelor.
Personally, I don't think they would send anyone who is a legitimate candidate for The Bachelor into a situation where boozy hookups and late-night drama abound, but that's just me. To further that point, no one who was on either season of Bachelor Pad went on to become the next Bachelor or Bachelorette.
Michelle Money can be seen in the first look clip of Bachelor in Paradise. Michelle was a contestant on season 15 of The Bachelor, starring Brad Womack. She also appeared on Bachelor Pad season 2, where she romanced fellow Pad-mate Graham Bunn. Graham will also be on Bachelor in Paradise.
Besides Marquel, Michelle and Graham, the rest of the cast is comprised of Clare Crawley, Lacy Faddoul, AshLee Frazier, Robert Graham, Sarah Herron, Michelle Kujawa, Daniella McBride, Elise Mosca and Ben Scott. Two more men from Andi's season are also expected to join the cast.
In the first clip released from Bachelor in Paradise, we got to see a little bit of the drama that will take place this season.
Much of the action seems to come from Clare. She is seen crying, fighting, and making out in the ocean (her favorite place for a late-night rendezvous ... just ask Juan Pablo). Who does Clare hook up with?!
We witness Michelle whining to Graham about being 33 and single, and Sarah complaining that "those girls" make her uncomfortable. What girls?!
Also, one of the Michelles slams a door in Chris Harrison's face. How rude!
Bachelor in Paradise premieres Monday, August 4 at 8pm on ABC.