Bachelor In Paradise Spoilers: How Does The Show Work, Complete Preview With List Of Contestants And One Late Arrival

ABC premieres Bachelor In Paradise tonight and we have a complete list of the contestants who will be participating.

In total, there are 25 different former contestants that appear at some point on this show and from these 19 of the 25 were on the show within the last two years, meaning they were from Sean’s, Des’, Juan Pablo’s, or Andi’s season. The six contestants from older seasons are:

Graham Bunn (Deanna, Bachelor Pad 2)
Jesse Kovacs (Jillian, Bachelor Pad 1)
Kalon McMahon (Emily, Bachelor Pad 3)
Michelle Kujawa (Jake, Bachelor Pad 1)
Chris Bukowski (Emily, Bachelor Pad 3, Andi)
Michelle Money (Brad, Bachelor Pad 2)

The show begins with 7 women and 6 men:

Robert Graham (Des’ season)
Ben Scott (Des)
Graham Bunn (DeAnna, Bachelor Pad 2)
Marquel Martin (Andi)
Marcus Grodd (Andi)
Dylan Petitt (Andi)

Michelle Kujawa (Jake, Bachelor Pad 1)
Clare Crawley (Juan Pablo)
Sarah Herron (Sean)
AshLee Frazier (Sean)
Elise Mosca (Juan Pablo)
Lacy Faddoul (Juan Pablo)
Daniella McBride (Sean)

According to RealitySteve, Michelle Money (Brad, Bachelor Pad 2) enters the house within the first couple days before the first rose ceremony. As a result there are 8 women and 6 men to start.

At the end of every rose ceremony, there are 6 women and 6 men remaining. Then 2 people will enter the show (of the same sex), bringing it to a staggered “8 & 6.” Each episode rotates which sex has two more people there than the other (except one episode where 3 people enter).

Here are RealitySteve’s remaining notes:

– In every episode this season, at least one man or one woman leaves before the rose ceremony for some reason.

– Every new person that “arrives” in Mexico, brings a date card with them and gets a chance to ask anyone in the house to go on a date.

– After tonight’s season premiere, there are a minimum of four dates in every episode. These result from the two new contestants that enter the house each week (per above) and then two from contestants still in the house.

-The same person can go on multiple dates in the same episode if chosen. According to Steve, this happens… in every episode!

-The people that arrive on the show with date cards do not arrive at the same time in every episode and basically can arrive at anytime of the producer’s choosing. Each episode, they show up on different days (always the same sex meaning two men or two women show up), and they don’t show up at the same time every time. According to Steve, “they just randomly show up whenever,” and in most cases, the cast isn’t altogether when the newbies make their debut.

-At the first rose ceremony, the men are the ones giving roses to the women. The second rose ceremony, the women give roses to the men. It alternates this way through the initial six episodes. Also, when one gender enters the house, that means they are the ones asking the dates, while the other sex will be the ones handing out the roses at that week’s rose ceremony. In episode 2, two men enter the show, so that means that week the men will ask the women on dates, and the women give out the roses at the rose ceremony. The next week, women enter, and men are the ones giving out roses.