Fans of The Bachelor franchise have been dying to know who would be appearing on Season 2 of the guilty summer pleasure Bachelor Pad. Rumors have been swirling, but ABC has not officially announced any names yet. Ryan Seacrest named some names on his radio show a few weeks ago, and gossip guru Reality Steve has shared some tidbits. Now Radar Online claims to have the scoop and if their sources are right, fans are in for a lot of drama this season.
Previously it has been said that Vienna Girardi, Kasey Kahl, Rozlyn Papa, Justin “Rated R” Rego and Erica Rose would be on the show. None of these are big surprises given the coverage of The Bachelor reunions over the past few months, and Vienna and Kasey have seemed like a lock for a while. Who else is apparently joining them? Perhaps the most explosive name is Jake Pavelka, Vienna’s ex. Vienna won Jake’s last rose on his season of The Bachelor, but the two had an ugly, bitter break-up just a few months later. Gossip sites have shared that when the two have crossed paths over the past few months, Jake has literally run out the back door. It comes as no surprise, then, that show producers would see the appeal in having Vienna, Jake and Kasey all on the same show this summer, with Kasey and Vienna dating and supposedly near an engagement.
Another tense reunion could come with former couple Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano. The two were engaged and for a while, but broke up a few months ago. Michael wooed Jillian Harris, while Holly was on Matt Grant’s season. Adding to the tension is that Holly and former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas were great friends, and DeAnna is marrying Michael’s twin brother Stephen this fall. It should be interesting to watch these two on the show together.
Rozlyn Papa is another explosive name, as she was eliminated from Jake’s season after accusations she had started hooking up with one of the show’s producers. She did not win any brownie points with show host Chris Harrison when she accused him at the “After the Final Rose” show of some inappropriate behavior. Who else is said to be appearing? Radar Online shares that Graham Bunn, Kirk DeWindt, Stu Lopoten, Tanner Pope and David Vargas will be the guys. The gals are said to include Michelle Money, Madison Garton, Jackie Gordon, Ashleigh Hunt and Melissa Schrieber. There are certainly going to be at least a couple of guy’s from Ashley Hebert’s season, which has just began airing.
Last year ABC announced the Bachelor Pad cast mid-June, so fans should probably expect this list to be tentative until ABC confirms the cast. Gossip guru Reality Steve says that any names are just rumors at this point, as his sources say the contracts have not yet been formalized. Today he shared some information he has gathered about the cast, and there are some differences from the Radar Online list. He reiterates that the cast is not finalized yet, so whatever list you see right now is not 100%. His list adds Alli and Raichel from Brad’s most recent season, Kathryn from Jake’s season and Brian Westendorf from DeAnna’s season. He adds that he has also heard rumors of Craig Robinson, Shooter, John Hardesty, Sarah Newlon, Susie Williams and even DeAnna Pappas being approached for the show. Of course the show will aim for the most recognizable names first, and will have irons in the fire will several back-ups as well.
Are you excited for Bachelor Pad 2 to begin? The show will premiere on August 8 on ABC, Channel 15 in the Scottsdale area. What do you think of this cast? Do you see any potential romantic pairings, or do you think the show is going straight for the drama this time around?
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