The Bachelor Pad.
Seems like a pretty good spot for a Bachelorette contestant who went down in a blaze of ingloriousness â€” by referring to Emily’s treasured six-year-old daughter as “baggage” in their otherwise ideal prospective love match.
Among the standouts joining McMahon in the Season 3 cast, which ABC announced this morning, are mega-good-guy Michael Stagliano â€” who won the cash on last season’s outing but lost his former fiancĂ©e Holly Durst to fellow contestant Blake Julian (the duo recently married) â€” and Ed Swiderski, who left his quest to win the heart of Season 5 Bachelorette Jillian Harris, then returned to put a ring on it, er, her (the duo split up a year after).
But the real news for Season 3 is arguably the addition of five Bachelor franchise “Super Fans,” including a set of beautiful identical twins who â€” in a sort of grown-up “The Parent Trap” twist â€” will compete as a single participant. Could be worth it to watch just for that.
Here’s ABC’s info on the 20 contestants set to duke Â â€” and cuddle â€” it out for love or money Â or both:
LINDZI COX (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Lindzi has not been heard from since she was rejected by Ben Flajnik on that fateful day. She was heartbrokenÂ and buried herself in work and her passion, horses. But, Lindzi is determined to move on. She does not care forÂ anyone that gossips and is ready to compete for money and love.
Occupation: Development Manager Age: 27 Residence: Bellevue, WA
BLAKELEY JONES (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Last time, Blakeley did not get along with the women in the house. She admits that she probably could have
done a better job of making friends, but that’s not what matters to her.. Blakely is here to win the cash.
Occupation: Estherician Age: 34 Residence: Charlotte, NC
SARAH NEWLON (The Bachelor Season 11, Brad Womack)
This girl does not want her 15 minutes of fame to end. She is single and ready to mingle, and eager to get to
the mansion to hang out with hot single men. A friend of Erica Rose, she knows she needs to be willing to do anythingÂ to stay in theÂ Bachelor Pad. Sharing the mansion with Reid should prove interesting since the duo shared an intimate kiss â€” whileÂ Reid while had a girlfriend.
Occupation: Bar Manager Age: 28 Residence: St. Louis, MO
ERICA ROSE (â€śThe Bachelorâ€ť Season 9, Prince Lorenzo Borghese)
Erica was a presence on â€śBachelor Pad 2,â€ť speaking the truth and stirring the pot. But after being voted off and
sent back home to her parents, she is ready to return and win the money all for herself. She also has a love/hateÂ relationship with Kalon, who is from her hometown.
Occupation: Law Student Age: 29 Residence: Houston, TX
JAMIE OTIS (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
The last time we saw Jamie, she had an awkward kiss with Ben before being sent home. Jamie has made a lotÂ of changes since then. After being a mother figure to her siblings, she is finally ready to live life on herÂ own terms. Jamie also thinks Jaclyn is toxic.
Occupation: Registered Nurse Age: 25 Residence: New York, NY
JACLYN SWARTZ (The Bachelor Â Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Jaclyn is super competitive, smart and manipulative but well liked amongst the cast, despite being a self-proclaimedÂ mean girl. However, Jaclyn thinks Rachel Trueheart wants to be just like her.
Occupation: Account Manager Age: 27 Residence: Newton, MA
RACHEL TRUEHEART (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Rachel narrowly escaped going home on the 2-on-1 with Blakeley, but still remained closed off to Bachelor Ben, whichÂ ultimately led to her ouster. Now she is back and finally open to love â€” and even more open to taking homeÂ some money.
Occupation: Executive Assistant Age: 27 Residence: New York, NY
BRITTANY AND ERICA TALTOS (Super Fans)
These two are the definition of double the trouble, double the fun â€” just ask Jersey Shore‘s The Situation. They are in it for the money â€” andÂ maybe to find a guy, too. Erica’s the more conservative twin; Brittany is the flirtatious, boy-crazy twin. As fans, the twins think Erica is snobby, boringÂ and not pretty.
Occupation: Students Age: 22 Residence: Gainesville, FL
PAIGE VIGIL (Super Fan)
As a dedicated fan of Â The Bachelor, Paige has preconceived notions of previous cast members fromÂ writing recaps of the show for her college newspaper. Admittedly star struck, Paige will use her knowledge of the cast to herÂ advantage. Though she will put up a good fight for the money, Paige ultimately hopes to find the love of her lifeÂ and settle down.
Occupation: JumboTron Operator Age: 24 Residence: New York, NY
DONNA ZITELLI (Super Fan)
A trifecta of beauty, personality and brains, Donna graduated third in her class andÂ loves drawing and writing songs. She knows people underestimate her intelligence because of her beauty â€” a situation she has no problem using to her advantage. DonnaÂ would love to go on a date with Michael Stagliano.
Occupation: Student Age: 22 Residence: Hackensack, NJ
RYAN HOAG (The Bachelorette Season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
Ryan is a person who stands strong in his beliefs and lets that be known. He did not find love onÂ DeAnnaâ€™s season, and isn’t interested in it on Bachelor Pad, either â€” Ryan’s here for the money. Still, he’s one of the most handsome men in the mansion â€” could a possible loveÂ interest lure his eyes from the prize?
Occupation: High School Dean/Former NFL Player Age: 32 Residence: Minneapolis, MN
KALON MCMAHON (The Bachelorette Â Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Kalon was the villain on Emilyâ€™s season â€” but at least he was honest. Maybe Kalon is not ready to settle down,Â but he is ready to dominate those inferior to him. He will charm the women and schmooze the men just to keep the cash all to himself. A possible problem for Kalon â€” he’s frenemies with Erica Rose, who also hails from Houston.
Occupation: Luxury Brand Consultant Age: 27 Residence: Houston, TX
NICK PETERSON (The Bachelorette Â Season 7, Ashley Hebert)
Nick never really made much of an impression on Ashley. He was too reserved and too concerned that he
would make a fool of himself. Nick finally found his footing atÂ The Men Tell All and now he is ready to show America and all of â€śBachelor Nationâ€ť who he really is.
Occupation: Trainer Age: 27 Residence: Tampa, FL
TONY PIEPER (The Bachelorette Â Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Tony temporarily left his son to be with the one girl he truly believed was meant for him â€” Emily. After havingÂ his heart broken on The Bachelorette, Tony realized that there is more out there for him and is ready to find hisÂ true love.
Occupation: Lumber Trader Age: 30 Residence: Portland, OR
REID ROSENTHAL (The Bachelorette Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Reid is best remembered for coming back to propose to Jillian after she had already sent him home, only to beÂ rejected all over again. Having recently ended his relationship with a long-term girlfriend, Reid is unsure what he wants out of life and Â love, and hopes to figure it out on Bachelor Pad.
Occupation: Realtor Age: 33 Residence: Philadelphia, PA
MICHAEL STAGLIANO (The Bachelorette Season 5, Jillian Harris, â€śBachelor Pad 2â€ť)
Last season, Michael got the money â€” but it didn’t buy him happiness. Soon after taking the win, he found out that his ex-fiancĂ©, Holly, was secretly engaged to Blake. This time,Â Michael’s on a mission to meet the girl of his dreams.
Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 27 Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
ED SWIDERSKI (The Bachelorette Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Ed won Jillianâ€™s love, but the relationship didn’t last. Can he find love again onÂ Bachelor Pad?
Occupation: Technology Consultant Age: 33 Residence: Chicago, IL
CHRIS BAIN (Super Fan)
Chris is a lively Â country boy from Georgia and makes no apologies for it. Chris wants what every macho man wants â€”Â money and a pretty girl on his arm. Chris hopes to leave Bachelor Pad with both.
Occupation: SWAT Team Officer Age: 28 Residence: Canton, GA
DAVID MALLET (Super Fan)
David is a fan of the Bachelor franchise, but an even bigger fan of women and money. As an MMA fighter, David feelsÂ right at home being fiercely competitive.Â David hopes to hook up with Lindzi.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent/MMA Fighter Age: 28 Residence: Hoboken, NJ
MYSTERY MAN (â€śThe Bacheloretteâ€ť Season 8, Emily Maynard )
The two-hour Season 3 premiere of Bachelor PadÂ will air Monday, July 23 at 8/7CT on ABC
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