Bachelor in Paradise. If you have not been watching the past few years, you are missing out. It is a spin off from The Bachelor/Bachelorette and it is GOLD. It takes some popular faces from Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons past (or ones that left the first night so you legit have no idea who they are) and bring them all together in a group setting to find love. Since there isn’t just one person calling the shots to find love you get to follow multiple love stories and sometime horror stories that can turn into love (Carly and Evan and the pepper kiss, BIP watchers know what I am talking about). It goes back and forth with power of who gives out roses. There are always an uneven number of males and females so each week one person is left without a rose and then new people come in to take there place to see if they have better love connections. Love triangles up the wazoo. Love is great and all that but this show is full on comedy!! The contestants are over the top and the editing is genius. Anyone else remember Claire and Ashley I talking to wild animals? I do. Contestants can participate in multiple seasons as well so you really get to know the contestants from their original Bachelor/ Bachelorette season but you get to see their personalities all up in the camera instead of the background. I totally feel like even with all the hilarious moments, this show is a better platform for a lasting relationship then the original series. They get to spend much more time together and get the chance to really know each other compared to a date a week or sometime less on the Bachelor/Bachelorette. Case and point Jade and Tanner and Carly and Evan.
My fave couples and it took Carly two seasons but she found her main squeeze and they are seriously the cutest. Another reason to watch this season, CARLY AND EVANS WEDDING. So excited and happy for them and glad this whole scandal didn’t ruin their big day. I also just found out they are expecting!!!! I had way too strong of a reaction to this for people I don’t even know but I just like how happy they are #carlyandevanforever
Few words about the scandal: It’s very sad for everyone involved with what happened and I feel for every one of them. But with all the talk of how there will never be another BIP season and how much social media attention it got and then all of a sudden, its back on? Might be a genius move of ABC’s part. Just sayin. People who have never even heard of BIP definitely have now. And rumor has it that all the contestants leaving for a short time didn’t stop the dating that had already started happening. This will continue to be a story line on the show of stuff we didn’t see in between production. Might be the perfect twist to spice up an already amazing show. Oh and Corrine and Demario coming back for a premiere special? Did I hear that right? Il def be watching!!
I will be writing a weekly episode breakdown every week on my thoughts and opinions on all things BIP!! Let’s see if the next bachelor will come out during the season like last time or if it will be someone from Rachel’s season?? I can’t wait to find out! Stay tuned! Tell me your favorite BIP moments!! Ide love to hear them!
Here are a few contestants I’m excited about seeing again!!
Alexis, Dean and Raven!
Alexis is from Nick’s season and I have loved her ever since she walked out of the limo in the “dolphin” costume. She has a great sense of humor and has a realistic view of love and the Bachelor/Bachelorette. I really hope she finds somebody as awesome as her and I cant wait to watch it happen.
Dean is from the most recent season of the Bachelorette, Rachels season. I’m still so shocked that Rachel gave him the boot. I saw there chemistry and she said that she was falling in love with him!! -Marcus stop reading now- I have the biggest crush on Dean!! He is cute, funny and handled everything about his hometown so well! Rachel’s loss in my opinion.
Raven was runner up on Nicks season and was a lot more likable than his winner. She is so sweet but has a feisty side that I love!! I wont be messing with her anytime soon. I am not sure who she will end up with! I’m having the hardest time with the guys this season. Maybe Dean? I think I would like but that might be too much perfection in one relationship. We will see!
And for my one and only love prediction so far…
Vinny and Kristina!
Vinny is from Jojo’s season of the Bachelorette and was in last season’s Bachelor in Paradise. Everyone thought he had found love and they were gonna make it through but then he got dumped! He’s such a nice guy and deserves someone who wont let some hunky dude come in and sweep her away. To watch what happened click HERE.
Kristina is from Nick’s season of the Bachelor and touched everyone’s hearts with her emotional backstory and direct approach with Nick. In the end he sent her home and had everyone wondering WHY?? To learn more about her story click HERE.
That should catch you up on the rough start they have had on the Bachelor franchise making them more deserving then ever to fall in love and why not with each other?! I’m feeling good about this! What do you think?
We will see if my predictions come true! Let me know what you think in the comments. Until then I wanted to talk about this top!! This exact one is no longer available but there are so many out there similar to it so I went shopping for you guys and I found my favorites!! This embroidery/mesh trend you might be seeing really soon in my upcoming post 😉 Click on the one you like for more details!
Bachelor in Paradise premieres August 14th, I hope you’ll watch with me!!