Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 is set to premiere later this fall, and we’re all anxiously awaiting to see who will be heading there. Of course, we always have an idea based on previous seasons and the contestants that are still single.
The producers always like to throw a curveball and catch us off-guard with a random contestant or two, so I’m really hoping we get to learn something soon. While there has been no official confirmation as to who will be heading to Bachelor in Paradise Season 8, there have been some rumors, according to Bachelor Nation guru, Reality Steve.
Whoever is lucky enough to head to the beach is in for a treat because the success rate is way higher than the flagship shows. There have been so many successful couples to come out of the show, and many of them are still together. We’ve got Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt, Mari Pepin and Kenny Braasch, Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs, Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb, Pieper James and Brendan Morais, and Chris Conran and Alana Milne from the most recent season.
And there is plenty more to add to that list (Hannah G. and Dylan, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, etc). It goes on and on, so I can see why so many of us love this show so much.
While we wait to find out officially who is heading to Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 this fall, here are the rumors we’ve heard through Reality Steve.
Who will be on Bachelor in Paradise Season 8?
On his podcast, Reality Steve stated that while the show usually starts with 16-18 contestants, we end up with around 35 contestants when all is said and done. People come and go a lot, so that’s not too shocking.
According to Reality Steve, it looks like fans can expect to see a handful of men from Katie Thurston’s season including James Bonsall, Aaron Clancy, Andrew Spencer, Justin Glaze, and Michael Allio. Again, no one is confirmed, but it’s what he is thinking, and we’ll know if he’s correct soon enough because contestants are heading to the beach starting next week for filming.
From Michelle Young’s season, Reality Steve thinks that we’ll definitely see Brandon Jones, Rick Leach, and Olu Onajide, along with Rodney Matthews. Let’s not forget that between now and the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise Season 8, there will also be contestants from Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s season that could show up.
In addition to the guys that could be joining Paradise, Reality Steven feels that a lot of women from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor will be a part of the cast. While this isn’t confirmed, he thinks the following women could make an appearance: “Serene Russell, Genevieve Parisi, Eliza Isichei, Kira Mengistu, Cassidy Timbrooks, Hunter Haag, Jill Chin, Sierra Jackson, and Teddi Wright”.
Apparently, Salley Carson, the woman you’ll remember as rejecting Clayton’s rose before the season began may show up too. There could be something between her and Justin already, so yes, this could be interesting!
There are a lot of unknowns and Reality Steve is known to make mistakes from time to time, but he’s got connections, so I’m going to trust him. Whoever does end up making it to Bachelor in Paradise, I just hope that they keep the fun vibes of it going.
Bachelor in Paradise Season 8 can’t get here soon enough!
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