Another new reality TV show, Bachelor Pad, featuring the most unforgettable contestants from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, will premiere tonight on ABC.
Nineteen of the most memorable contestants from previous seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will compete for prizes, romance, and a chance to win $250,000 on Bachelor Pad.
The series will begin with 19 contestants, 11 women and 8 men, living together in the Bachelor Pad mansion. Each week, the contestants will compete in head-to-head challenges to win immunity and the opportunity to go on a date with the contestant of their choice. The winner(s) will go on a group date with three contestants of their choosing and then gives a rose to one person of those three people that they want to continue the date with solo. At the end of the night, the couple will be given a fantasy suite card, which allows them to stay together in a private if they would like. If they choose not to use the fantasy suite card, they will return to their bunk beds in the room that all 19 of the contestants share (yes, they have 19 bunk beds crammed into one room). Each week, one guy and one girl will go home – the guys get to select a girl to eliminate and the girls will select a guy to eliminate.
The show offers the 19 now-single contestants a “second chance” at finding love (something that didn’t quite work out the first time around) – and of course the chance to win some awesome prizes.
The hosts of Bachelor Pad are Chris Harrison (The Bachelor and The Bachelorette) and former The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft.
The eleven female contestants are:
Ashley Elmore (The Bachelor Season 14)
Elizabeth Kitt (The Bachelor Season 14)
Gia Allemand (The Bachelor Season 14)
Gwen Gioia (The Bachelor Season 2)
Jessie Sulidis (The Bachelor Season 14)
Krisily Kennedy (The Bachelor Season 7)
Michelle Kujawa (The Bachelor Season 14)
Natalie Getz (The Bachelor Season 13)
Nikki Kappke (The Bachelor Season 13)
Peyton Wright (The Bachelor Season 10)
Tenley Molzhan (The Bachelor Season 14)
The eight male contestants are:
Craig McKinnon (The Bachelorette Season 6)
David Good (The Bachelorette Season 5)
Jesse Beck (The Bachelorette Season 6)
Jesse Kovacs (The Bachelorette Season 5)
Jonathan Novack (The Bachelorette Season 6)
Juan Barbieri (The Bachelorette Season 5)
Kiptyn Locke (The Bachelorette Season 5)
Wes Hayden (The Bachelorette Season 5)
Don’t miss the season premiere of Bachelor Pad tonight on ABC at 8 p.m.
Bachelor Pad SPOILER: DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS ON THE SHOW TONIGHT.
Tonight, the 19 contestants move into the mansion and compete in their first challenge – a game of Twister. Craig McKinnon wins and chooses to take Jessie Sulidis, Gwen Gioia and Elizabeth Kitt on dates. He gives the rose to Jessie to continue on the date solo with her. The decide to pass on using the fantasy suite card this week.
Juan Barbieri and Michelle Kujawa are the first two to be eliminated from Bachelor Pad.