Caila Quinn, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette


Welcome (back) to Paradise!

While JoJo Fletcher's season of The Bachelorette just started airing, the time has already come for some of the franchise's major players to head to Bachelor in Paradise, the spinoff show that sends former contestants to a tropical location all in the name of finding love (and sometimes heartbreak). 

With season three of the show set to kick off on Tuesday, Aug. 2, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss took to his Twitter account to tease fans by revealing three potential new contestants, writing, "Guess who is coming to Paradise!!!"

The Bachelorette, Ben Z.


And the first contestant, according to Fleiss, is...Caila Quinn, Ben Higgins' third-place finisher who was this close to being the new Bachelorette before producers pulled a last-minute switch, handing the rose to JoJo instead. "It was nothing against Caila, but JoJo's storyline was just so compelling," a source told E! News at the time. "After seeing how she fell in love with Ben and then had her heart broken, there was no doubt that everyone's going to be rooting for her as Bachelorette." 

And she isn't the only lady from Ben's season packing her bags, as Fleiss added, "And Lace, of course!!!" Lace Morris is remembered for quoting her own tattoo while leaving the show to focus on herself (and tone down her drinking). Her casting shouldn't come as much of a surprise, seeing as how Fleiss told us even before Lace was eliminated by Ben that she would "be there."

Don't worry, there's some male eye candy in store as well, as one of Kaitlyn Bristowe's fan-favorite men is set to join the BIP cast, per Fleiss: Ben Zorn, with the Bach creator tweeting, "Ok... And Ben Z!"

Fans can expect to hear more cast members announced very soon as Fleiss wrote, "More casting updates coming during Monday night's episode of #TheBachelorette ..."

And while it's only been on for two seasons, BIP has a pretty strong success rate as two couples who have met on the show have swapped vows in front of ABC's cameras: Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul from season one were wed in the season two premiere, and Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper from season two said "I do" during The Bachelor at 20 special earlier this year.

ABC declined to comment on Bachelor in Paradise's casting. 

Bachelor in Paradise premieres Tuesday, Aug. 2 on ABC.

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