What happens when you put 18 former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants together in a house for the summer? You get complete and utter mayhem, a boat load of drama and of course, the summer’s best reality show guilty pleasure… The Bachelor Pad.
Returning for it’s second season, the show is ready to deliver all the goods pitting rivals, exes and some friends against each other to win the ultimate prize: $250,000. The housemates will compete in various challenges and vote out each other throughout the process. This is also a second chance at love for those who didn’t find it the first time around on their respective seasons.
This season promises to bring some extra drama with the addition of Jake Pavelka who chose Vienna Girardi in his season. She now dates Kasey Kahl but has beef with Gia Allemand who has beef with Vienna after hooking up with her ex Wes Hayden. Gia is now apparently now friends with Jake Pavelka. May the gloves come off and the games begin!
After falling for Wes (Jillian’s season) on last season’s “Bachelor Pad,” Gia returns to the pad to face Vienna who’s rumored to have come between her and Wes. She’ll be thankful to have an ally in Jake whom she’s formed a friendship with.
Holly was engaged to fellow “Bachelor Pad” season 2 contestant, Michael Stagliano, until she broke off the engagement only to realize she’d made a mistake. Just days after the break-up, she ran back to Michael, but it was too late; he could no longer trust her. Now living in the pad together, Holly’s ready for a rebound.
Now dating Kasey (Ali’s season), Vienna has since moved on from her messy break-up with Jake and their infamous post-breakup TV face-off. Not only will she have to face Jake again in the pad, but she must also confront Gia (Jake’s season) about their recent history.
Jackie is the girl next door who’s not afraid to speak her mind. She’s ready for love and will get along well with the guys, but will watch her back when it comes to Michelle Money whom she doesn’t trust.
Michelle may be known as the manipulative seductress from Brad’s season, but the men won’t mind sharing the pad with her.
Single mom Ella is still quite upset with Jake for sending her home during a 2 on 1 date. Engaged to be wed, she comes to the pad having called off her wedding.
Erica’s outspokenness proved to be a turn-off for Lorenzo, but whether she’s in it for love or money, Erica will do anything! With friends Vienna and Kasey by her side, she might just get what she wants.
Referred to as “the cougar” by her fellow cast mates from season 15, Melissa is also known for her heated argument with Raichel (Brad’s season).
After telling Brad she had trouble picturing herself marrying her previous boyfriend, Brad reflected on his relationship with Alli and told her he felt the same way about her. Shortly thereafter, she was dismissed.
Graham is known as the hot heartbreaker from DeAnna’s season who didn’t reciprocate her feelings for him.
Kirk’s dad, a taxidermist, gave Ali a tour of his basement to show off his work. Shortly thereafter, he was dismissed. Kirk joins the pad with friend and ally, Kasey (Ali’s season).
Kasey is known for getting a tattoo on his wrist to signify to Ali how he’ll “guard and protect” her heart. These days, his affection belongs to fellow contestant and girlfriend, Vienna (Jake’s season). There may be eight other guys he’ll have to contend with, but only one guy he must best – Jake.
Jake returns to the site of his infamous post-breakup face-off with Vienna and will see her for the first time since their heated exchange. But this time, Vienna’s new man, Kasey (Ali’s season), will be by her side.
Justin walked off Ali’s season when she confronted him about the voice messages he’d left for his girlfriend back home.
The wounds from his break-up with ex-fiancé and fellow “Bachelor Pad” contestant, Holly Durst, are still fresh. Michael must not only contend with 17 other contestants, but he also faces the prospects of Holly dating other guys.
There will also be 3 MYSTERY MEN from the current season of The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert. Any bets the douche bag better known as Bentley Williams will be back? I can’t wait to see who they throw into the ring.
What do you think of this season’s cast? Looks like we could be in for some serious drama. I’m not quite sure why Gia is the ONLY returning cast member. They either should have had a few more returns or none at all. However, I can’t wait to see what kind of drama comes from this summer guilty pleasure. Will you be checking out Bachelor Pad Season 2? Show starts Monday, August 8th on ABC.