Bachelor in Paradise season 8 cast: Who will appear on Bachelor in Paradise 2022?

It’s official: the cast list for Bachelor in Paradise season 8 has been announced… well the first group of them at least!

As we all know, there are tons and tons of past cast members that return to the beaches in Mexico for a second (and sometimes third or fourth) shot at love within the franchise. This is once again the case this year with a cast filled with both fan favorites and villains from recent seasons.

ABC has officially released the first group of singles that we’ll all see on the beach, and some of them include some super duper fan favorites (including one I’m particularly excited about one)!

Bachelor in Paradise cast 2022

Ahead of the season 8 premiere on Sept. 27, ABC has confirmed the first group of Bachelor Nation alums set to appear this season which includes contestants from the most recent cycles of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. So who will be heading to Paradise as part of the Bachelor in Paradise season 8 cast? Here is the initial list of season 8 cast members:

  • Romeo Alexander of The Bachelorette season 18
  • Michael Allio of The Bachelorette season 17
  • Shanae Ankney of The Bachelor season 26
  • Jill Chin of The Bachelor season 26
  • Brittany Galvin of The Bachelor season 25
  • Justin Glaze of The Bachelorette season 17
  • Hunter Haag of The Bachelor season 26
  • Sierra Jackson of The Bachelor season 26
  • Brandon Jones of The Bachelorette season 18
  • Hailey Malles of The Bachelor season 26
  • Kira Mengistu of The Bachelor season 26
  • Lace Morris of The Bachelor season 20
  • Logan Palmer of The Bachelorette season 19
  • Genevieve Parisi of The Bachelor season 26
  • Jacob Rapini of The Bachelorette season 19
  • Serene Russell of The Bachelor season 26
  • Andrew Spencer of The Bachelorette season 17
  • Teddi Wright of The Bachelor season 26
  • Casey Woods of The Bachelorette season 18

Since there’s one lady in particular that I already want to get washed away by a stormy wave, let’s talk about the cast of ladies first

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Shanae Ankney. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
SHANAE ANKNEY

Shanae Ankney from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

This one doesn’t surprise me, but at the same time, I still don’t want her here. And yes, I can confirm that she is my one lady contestant that is on my ‘get washed away by a stormy wave list, so no need to keep guessing on that one.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Hunter Haag. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
HUNTER HAAG

Hunter Haag from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

Personally, I think she’ll be useless on the beach and just end up going home early.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Sierra Jackson. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
SIERRA JACKSON

Sierra Jackson from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

I think she’ll be the one girl who tries to resolve everyone else’s drama, but ultimately get herself sent home.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Hailey Malles. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
HAILEY MALLES

Hailey Malles from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

To be honest, I don’t even recognize her or know who she is. There’s always that one…

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Kira Mengistu. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
KIRA MENGISTU

Kira Mengitsu from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

Oh Lord Jesus…if she enters the beach with a lab coat on, I literally will explode.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Genevieve Parisi. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
GENEVIEVE PARISI

Genevieve Parisi from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

She’s already complaining about the bugs and crabs…all she needs to worry about is who’s making the shrimp on the beach.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Jill Chin. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
JILL CHIN

Jill Chin from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

She’s another one who will likely prove herself to be just another useless body on the beach.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Serene Russell. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
SERENE RUSSELL

Serene Russel from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

She’s so sweet, but if she thinks that being on Bachelor in Paradise is all about hanging out with her ‘girls’ all summer, then she’s got a whole nother things coming for her.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Teddi Wright. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
TEDDI WRIGHT

Teddi Wright from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor

I personally think that she’ll be something like Serena Pitt was on Paradise… quiet, but she’ll find her person early on and be loyal to them throughout the summer. At least I hope!

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Brittany Galvin. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
BRITTANY GALVIN

Brittany Galvin from Matt James’ season of The Bachelor

To be honest, I don’t even really recognize who she is, but based on her little intro in the ABC cast announcement video, I think she may team up with dramatic Queen Shrimp…

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Lace Morris. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
LACE MORRIS

Lace Morris from Ben Higgins’ season of The Bachelor

If you’re a fan of the franchise then you know exactly who this is…all I can say is that I think she’ll be her true and authentic self on the beach.

Now that we’ve touched on all of the ladies (thus far) that will be on the beaches this season, let’s take a look at all of the men in the cast next (so far, none are on my get washed away by a stormy wave list, so that’s already a great sign in of itself)!

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Logan Palmer (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
LOGAN PALMER

Logan Palmer from Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s season of The Bachelorette

Obviously, this one’s still fresh in all of our minds. I’m glad he’s getting a second chance since his first one got cut short by something that he couldn’t quite control. For me, I think he’ll be somewhere in the middle between stealing ladies and starting trouble and the quiet guy who no one ever picks on the beach. We shall see…thoughts?!

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Jacob Rapini. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
JACOB RAPINI

Jacob Rapini from Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia’s season of The Bachelorette

I call this guy Naked Jake, so maybe he’ll enter the beach like Kenny Braasch did last season… maybe not. But otherwise, I can’t see him being well-liked on the beach by many. Oh well and again, we shall see!

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Casey Woods. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
CASEY WOODS

Casey Woods from Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette

I kinda remember what he was like and I kinda don’t. I personally see him being a dominant figure on the beach…one that many ladies will be after.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Romeo Alexander. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
ROMEO ALEXANDER

Romeo Alexander from Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette

If his game on the beach matches the way the threw that football in his little intro video…he’s in big trouble. Oh boy.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Brandon Jones. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
BRANDON JONES

Brandon Jones from Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette

He made it to the final two with Michelle, and I’m so glad he gets his second chance!

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Michael Allio. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
MICHAEL ALLIO

Michael Allio from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette

Yes, yes, and an even bigger yes! I love this guy so much. He’s so pure, he’s got the kindest heart, and I just hope that he finds his person on the beach because he so deserves it. After what he’s been through with his ex-wife Laura, I hope she shines down from Heaven on Michael and helps him pick a good one for him and his son, James. James, thank you for letting us have your Dad back! We love you too!

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Andrew Spencer. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
ANDREW SPENCER

Andrew Spencer from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette

He was the one that Katie ran after down the hallway and down the long flight of stairs, just to reject again. I hope he runs down the Paradise stairs to find the one.

BACHELOR IN PARADISE – ABCÕs ÒBachelor In ParadiseÓ stars Justin Glaze. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
JUSTIN GLAZE

Justin Glaze from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette

His eyebrows are back to play! I’d be like him…not starting drama, but sipping allllll of the HOT tea that Paradise serves up this summer.

That’s a wrap on the INITIAL cast list announcement for season 8 of Bachelor in Paradise!

Stay tuned for more announcements of future cast members, spoilers, drama, and all else in between! Bachelor in Paradise season 8 premieres on September 27th, 2022 at 7pm CST!