The Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast—who's hitting the island this year?

The contestants in the Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast are garnering A LOT of attention

Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast, In the premiere episode of what promises to be another wild ride of "Bachelor in Paradise," our favorite members of Bachelor Nation begin their journey for another chance at finding love at a luxurious Mexico resort, airing MONDAY, AUG. 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (John Fleenor/ABC via Getty Images) FRONT ROW: JOHN PAUL JONES, NICOLE LOPEZ-ALVAR, BIBIANA JULIAN, WILLS REID, JANE AVERBUKH, BLAKE HORSTMANN, DEREK PETH, DEMI BURNETT, HANNAH GODWIN, TAYSHIA ADAMS BACK ROW: KATIE MORTON, DYLAN BARBOUR, ANNALIESE PUCCINI, CHRIS BUKOWSKI, CAM AYALA, ONYEKA EHIE, SYDNEY LOTUACO, CLAY HARBOR, CHRIS HARRISON, KEVIN FORTENBERRY, CAELYNN MILLER-KEYES
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Who's ready for Bachelor in Paradise 2021? After a lengthy (but completely understandable) hiatus in 2020, reality TV fans are anxious to indulge in tropical adventures once more. Now, we finally know who will appear on the seventh season.

The Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast list is lengthy, according to the show's July 8 announcement. Nineteen franchise members in search of love are Paradise-bound. Plus, ABC made good on its promise that the list of contestants would grow. On July 13, viewers learned that a few of Katie's rose-less fellas would be showing up to the beach as well. We'll fill you in on everything you need to know.

Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast: Who's who?

  • Abigail Heringer of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Brendan Morais of The Bachelorette Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Deandra Kanu of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Ivan Hall of The Bachelorette (Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Jessenia Cruz of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Joe Amabile of The Bachelorette (Becca's season)
  • Karl Smith of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  • Kelsey Weir of  The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Kenny Braasch of The Bachelorette (Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Mari Pepin-Solis of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Maurissa Gunn The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Natasha Parker of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Noah Erb of The Bachelorette (Clare and Tayshia's season)
  • Serena Chew of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Serena Pitt of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Tahzjuan Hawkins of The Bachelor (Colton's season)
  • Tammy Ly of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Victoria Larson of The Bachelor (Matt's season)
  • Victoria Paul of The Bachelor (Peter's season)
  • Aaron Clancy of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  • Connor Brennan of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  • Tre Cooper of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)
  •  James Bonsall of The Bachelorette (Katie's season)

Meet the newbies in the Bachelor in Paradise 2021 cast

It's official: Katie's fellas are on their way to the beach, as of July 13th. Aaron Clancy, Connor Brennan, Tre Cooper, and James Bonsall are the four fellas who were not lucky enough to snag a rose, but will hopefully find what they're looking for in Paradise. 

Followers collectively swooned when Connor showed up on The Bachelorette, and they were equally as impassioned when he was sent packing. 

"It's hard for me because, I don't know, I just feel like, with us, I want it to feel like you are someone I could walk away with at the end of this," Katie revealed to Connor on their season. 

Well, someone else will gladly walk away with him in BiP!

Ahead of the cast reveals this summer, there were a few theories and rumors circulating the internet that made BiP diehards incredibly excited. We, naturally, did some sleuthing and patrolling Instagram for confirmation. Here are the contestants we're most surprised won't be joining BiP season 7—at least for the moment. (As mentioned, there's still possibly more contestants to come!)

Becca Kufrin

Reality Steve caused a commotion when he hinted on Twitter that Becca Kufrin would be joining the cast. She fought for Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s heart, but her fiancé ended up dumping her for another contestant. She had her own season of The Bachelorette, but she and fiancé Garrett Yrigoyen ended their relationship in 2020. Although they do say third time's a charm, it looks like she won't be joining the crew in Paradise. 

Joe Park

Accidentally, an ABC exec revealed a vaccinated doc would be in attendance—Joe Park. He appeared on Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams' season of The Bachelorette. However, we're not seeing him anywhere on the list...yet.

Demi Burnett

Demi Burnett competed in Colton's Bachelor season and got engaged to  Kristian Haggerty from Bachelor in Paradise, though their love affair dissipated. Considering the BiP Instagram account just posted about her appearance on The Celebrity Dating Game, we were certain that was a major hint about her joining the seventh season. Guess not!

Other suspected cameos? James Bonsall, Riley Christian, Tia Booth, and Blake Monar. Guess we'll have to wait and see! 

The season seven sneak peek comes after the news of Chris Harrison's departure from the Bachelor franchise. Now, we'll have the guidance of multiple hosts on this tropical love journey, including David Spade, Tituss Burgess, Lance Bass, and, perhaps most interestingly, Lil Jon. 

Expect a familiar face to be a source of comfort throughout the romantic adventures: Wells Adams will return as the master of cocktails and ceremonies. 

Who else is ready for a cocktail and a new BiP season? Cheers!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. When she's not working, you can find her experimenting with new recipes or sitting on the couch with a good book and a cup of coffee.