'Bachelor in Paradise' Casting Update Is Everything We Hoped for & More!

Bachelor in Paradise cast

Even though we're focused on enjoying Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette right now, we'd be lying if we said we weren't counting down the days until the premiere of season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise. Let's be honest, nothing quite spells "summer guilty pleasure" like a bunch of hot, single people hooking up and stabbing each other in the back, so the show is bound to be a huge success.

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And now, thanks to Reality Steve, we have a pretty good idea of who is going to show up this time around -- and there are some pretty awesome names on Bachelor in Paradise cast list.

Check it out:

Women:

Megan Bell (Chris' season)
Mackenzie Dionigi (Chris)
Jillian Anderson (Chris)
Carly Waddell (Chris)
Samantha Steffen (Chris)
Jade Roper (Chris)
Ashley Iaconetti (Chris)
Ashley Salter (Chris)
Tenley Molzahn (Jake's season, Bachelor Pad 1)
Cassandra Ferguson (Juan Pablo's season)
Chelsie Webster (Juan Pablo)

Men:

Joe Bailey (Kaitlyn's season)
Tanner Tolbert (Kaitlyn)
Joshua Albers (Kaitlyn)
Tony Harris (Kaitlyn)
Brian Osborne (Andi's season)
Michael Garofola (Desiree's season)
Mikey Tenerelli (Desiree)
Kirk DeWindt (Ali's season, Bachelor Pad 2)

Hmm. Looks like they definitely need to get a few more dudes to sign on to even this thing out a bit more, but so far, the group is shaping up to be all sorts of hot and then some.

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For starters, this crew should prove to be pretty entertaining since there are quite a few recent castoffs in the bunch. They don't necessarily know how to play the game yet, which should make for plenty of additional tears and drama. (Winning!)

Plus, the girls alone will make this season worth tuning in for, what with Ashley Iaconetti, Ashley Salter, and Carly Waddell all coming along for the ride!

But noticeably absent from the female list is Kelsey Poe -- what the heck is up with that? She was rumored to have signed on a while ago, so perhaps she had a change of heart? Darn. We were really looking forward to seeing what kind of slightly insane intensity she brought to the table.

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As far as the men in the group go, it'll be fun to catch up with Kirk DeWindt and Brian Osborne, as they were both pretty cool, stand up dudes on their respective seasons.

Hmm. Who knows? There just might be the potential for another Marcus Grodd/Lacy Faddoul-type love story to come out of this thing, especially with Tenley Molzahn thrown into the mix. It was definitely heartbreaking when she split from Kiptyn Locke, so we'd love nothing more than to see her find her Prince Charming down in paradise.

Who are you hoping to see on Bachelor in Paradise?

 

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