Get ready to fall in love … again. “Bachelor in Paradise” is back Sunday night for its second season, and the contestants are single and ready to mingle.
The cast members for Season 2 are all alums from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” That means that every single person on the series has been dumped on national TV ... but is still willing to return to reality TV for a second chance at love.
This year eight women (plus one mystery cast member) and seven men will start their romantic journey in Playa Escondida, Mexico. Everyone will be hoping to make a love connection, but roses won’t get handed out to all.
Ahead of the “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 2 premiere, meet some of the most memorable cast members and watch hilarious and cringe worthy videos of their time on “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”
Jillian Anderson was part of Chris Soules’ season of “The Bachelor.” Fans may recognize her from the “black box” that used to follow her on screen due to her “short shorts” and skimpy bikini bottoms. Chris ultimately ended up sending her home before a rose ceremony when their dinner date crashed and burned.
Check out a hilarious clip of Jillian misunderstanding Chris during a rose ceremony. Bonus: It features fellow “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant Juelia Kinney:
Ashley Salter was a contestant on Chris Soules’ season of “The Bachelor.” The blonde hairstylist left Chris and fans scratching their heads with her bizarre behavior. One of her most infamous moments involved an off-screen “onion.” Watch below:
Ashley Iaconetti is also a former cast member from Chris Soules’ season of “The Bachelor.” She was sent home after one of the most disastrous two-on-one dates in the history of the show.
Before getting kicked off, a great deal of her time was spent talking about how she was still a virgin.
Clare Crawley had the misfortune of appearing on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of “The Bachelor.” She made it all the way to the final two, but was dumped during the final rose ceremony. She gave Juan Pablo a piece of her mind before leaving:
Clare resurfaced to find love on Season 1 of "Bachelor in Paradise," but didn't make a lasting connection with any contestants.
JJ Lane appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette.” Although he appeared to develop a stronger relationship with fellow contestant Clint Ar;is over Kaitlyn, he still left a memorable impression on viewers. A highlight from his time on the show is comedian Amy Schumer calling him a “turd. Start watching the clip around the one-minute mark:
Jared Haibon also appeared on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette.” Despite voting for Britt Nilsson on night one, Jared ended up developing a strong connection with Kaitlyn. Unfortunately his relationship wasn’t as strong as the other men in the house though. Watch a roundup of his time on the show – including his audition tape featuring “Love Man” – in this clip from the “Men Tell All” special:
“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 2 premieres on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. EDT. Who is your favorite contestant so far? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.