We’ve got some great news for “Bachelor in Paradise” fans. After a successful freshman season, ABC’s “Bachelor” spinoff has been renewed for a second season of sexy fun under the sun.
Entertainment Weekly broke the renewal news on Monday before the Season 1 finale. The show, which brought back “Bachelor and “Bachelorette” castoffs for a second chance at love, became the No. 1 new summer series for adults in the 18-49 demo.
With host Chris Harrison, Season 1 of “Bachelor in Paradise” featured a wild cast consisting of women from Sean Lowe, Juan Pablo Galavis, Jake Pavelka, Brad Womack’s seasons of “The Bachelor;” and men from Desiree Hartsock, Deanna Pappas, Emily Maynard and Andi Dorfman’s seasons of “The Bachelorette.” But who will return in Season 2? The cast list for the second season hasn't been released, but we have a dream list of six former contestants we want to see find love on “Bachelor in Paradise”:
Bentley Williams (Ashley Hebert’s season of “The Bachelorette”)
How can anyone forget Bentley Williams? The bad boy quit Ashley Hebert’s season of “The Bachelorette” because he wasn’t attracted to her, but then returned in Hong Kong to play mind games with her! Ashley called Bentley a “player” and a “bad boy” who “disrespected” her, which mean that if he joined “Bachelor in Paradise” he might not be there for the right reasons. However, it would definitely stir up some fun drama.
Drew Kenney (Desiree Hartsock’s season of “The Bachelorette”)
Drew Kenney deserves to find love. The contestant welcomed Desiree Hartsock into his family during hometown dates, but unfortunately the bachelorette’s feelings were stronger for another man. Desiree ultimately broke Drew’s heart when she eliminated him before the final rose ceremony.
Nick Viall (Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette”)
Nick Viall made a splash during Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette.” The contestant was the runner-up, however he rubbed fans and fellow contestants the wrong way with his behind-the-back tactics. He ended on bad terms with Andi during the “After the Final Rose” special when he revealed on camera that they had sex during the fantasy suite date.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. (Emily Maynard’s season of “The Bachelorette”)
Arie Luyendyk Jr. won fans and Emily Maynard over during her season of “The Bachelorette.” But unfortunately a happy ending wasn’t in the cards for the pair. Emily ended up sending Arie home a day before their final date, and chose to say "yes" to Jef Holm’s proposal. Arie almost became the 2015 “Bachelor,” but lost to Chris Soules of Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette.”
Nikki Ferrell (Juan Pablo Galavis' season of “The Bachelor”)
Juan Pablo Galavis may have chose Nikki Ferrell during the finale of “The Bachelor,” but the contestant didn’t get the happy ending she was hoping for. The bachelor chose to gift her with the final rose, but did not propose. The couple may still be together; however, they joined VH1’s “Couples Therapy,” which means their relationship is more than likely on the rocks.
Tierra LiCausi (Sean Lowe’s season of “The Bachelor”)
Things didn't end well for Tierra LiCausi on Sean Lowe’s season of “The Bachelor.” The contestant may have wooed Sean, but battled with all the other women in the house. After the season ended, Sean said that Tierra “never should have come on this show.”
“She doesn’t know how to handle herself in this environment,” the bachelor said during the “Sean Tells All” special.
Tierra would certainly spice things up in “Paradise.”
What former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants would you like to see join “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 2? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.