“Bachelor in Paradise” premiered Aug. 4, introducing viewers to their new summer guilty pleasure. The ABC reality spinoff series brings eliminated contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” together in Tulum, Mexico, for a second chance at love. But there is one jarring (and for some heartbreaking) major twist: If you don’t make a romantic connection, you’re eliminated and a new contestant is brought in.
The premiere episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” featured more women than men, putting the pressure on the ladies to make a connection or get sent home. It was the guys’ turn to hand out roses, resulting in the elimination of Daniella and Michelle K. But the tables will turn in episode 2 when two new guys are brought to paradise. The women will hold the power in week 2, meaning that two men will be sent packing.
Which “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” fan favorites and villains will be making their way to paradise in the coming weeks? We’ve got a rundown of the late arrivals for “Bachelor in Paradise”:
“Bachelorette” fans will remember Brooks Forester from Desiree Hartsock’s season 9. A frontrunner from the start, the 29-year-old Salt Lake City resident ended up breaking her heart after making it into the final three.
Chris Bukowski has made his rounds in “The Bachelor” franchise. He first appeared in Emily Maynard’s season 8, making it to hometown dates before getting eliminated. After “The Bachelorette,” the 27-year-old from Washington, D.C., moved onto Season 3 of “Bachelor Pad,” but didn’t win the $250,000 in the finale. He reappeared during Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette” and attempted to crash her cocktail party.
Christy Hansen appeared on Juan Pablo’s season of “The Bachelor.” The 25-year-old Chicago contestant was shy and didn’t make a lasting impression, which resulted in her getting sent home in week 3.
Cody Sattler recently had his heart broken on Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette.” The 28-year-old Chicago native went on a handful of group dates before landing his first one-on-one date. But unfortunately a lack of connection sent him packing.
“Bachelor” fans might have completely missed Danielle Ronco. The 26-year-old from St. Louis was a contestant on Juan Pablo’s Season 18 of “The Bachelor,” but didn’t make a big splash on the show. She’s ready for “Bachelor in Paradise,” though, and has her sights already set on a certain contestant – Marquel from Andi’s season!
Jackie Parr was involved in a bit of drama while on Sean Lowe’s Season 17 of “The Bachelor.” Viewers will remember that the 26-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, tried to warn the bachelor about contestant Tierra’s intentions, but her decision backfired on a two-on-one date, resulting in her elimination.
Jesse Kovacs is another “Bachelor” franchise veteran. The 32-year-old San Diego resident fought for Jillian Harris’s love on “The Bachelorette” but didn’t make it to the end. He then appeared on Season 1 of “Bachelor Pad” with then-girlfriend Elizabeth Kitt. But he’s now single and ready to mingle in paradise.
Kalon McMahon didn’t have the best experience while on Emily Maynard’s season of “The Bachelorette.” The 29-year-old from Houston made an offensive comment about Emily’s son, which resulted in him being sent home. He then moved onto Season 3 of “Bachelor Pad” … but didn’t drop the attitude.
“Bachelor” viewers will remember Lucy Aragon. The 25-year-old free spirit caught everyone’s attention on Juan Pablo’s season when she waltzed around naked. But unfortunately for her, Juan Pablo found her behavior a little too bold.
Tasos Hernandez appeared on Andi Dorfman’s season of “The Bachelorette.” While the 30-year-old from Denver was very romantic, he didn’t develop a connection with Andi. He was sent home in week four.
Zack Kalter was a contestant on Desiree Hartsock’s season 9 of “The Bachelorette.” He was sent home in week four after failing to make a connection with Desiree.
“Bachelor in Paradise” airs on ABC on Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT. Who are you excited to see on “Bachelor in Paradise”? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop