by Tierney Bricker | Mon., Aug. 4, 2014 4:09 PM
Bachelor Nation likes to keep it in the family.
As we've previously shown you, it's not unusual for former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants to hook up after their time in front of the franchise's cameras. It happens. A lot. And now, it's happening on-screen!
Bachelor in Paradise, ABC's latest spinoff series, premieres tonight and finds fan favorites heading to Tulum, Mexico, for the sole purpose of finding true love amongst their fellow former contestants.
We chatted with the Bachelor in Paradise stars when we visited the gorgeous set, and they all revealed which former contestants they were hoping to see (and date) in paradise...
Graham Bunn: I had heard rumors, but you never know until they walk up…but I was hoping AshLee was going to be here and excited by the possibility of meeting her.
Michelle Money: "I was really hoping to see Marquel [Martin] and I was really hoping to see Graham. He's one of my best friends. I didn't think he would be here, but I was so happy to see him. Robert and Cody [Sattler], you know what, it's like everyone. You look at the lineup, and you really can't go wrong with any of these guys. They are all really great guys and really good-looking! [Laughs.]
Robert Graham: There were a few girls I initially had attractions to coming in here. Clare [Crawley] was one of them, Sarah [Herron] was one of them and Lacey [Faddoul] was definitely one of them. I had met a few of them previously and I definitely had some initial attractions to those three, and fortunately they were here and I got to meet them.
AshLee Frazier: I came in with one hope and that was that I would meet one specific person and that was Graham…coming in, I just really wanted to meet him…and hopefully have a summer love with him. That was it. We've talked a few times, but there were just so many great things that everybody had said about him. It takes a lot for me to really like someone and pursue them on my own without being pursued back. This was a little different. It was me knowing I was coming here for someone and you can't keep that quiet in this environment. It gets found out pretty quickly!
Marcus Grodd: I didn't know any of the girls coming here, honestly. Like, I knew a couple...obviously Clare, the ones from recent seasons that I knew of. But for the most part, I really didn't any anybody, any of the guys or girls.
Lacey Faddoul: There were several guys I was open to getting to know and were my type looks-wise: Robert Graham, Zack Kalter, Marcus Grodd…there were several guys. I was open and I really wanted to get to know all them. And lucky for me, they were all here! And they're all so cute and good-looking. Everyone here is great so they all deserve love.
Bachelor in Paradise premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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