Members of Bachelor Nation know one thing for sure: An all-expenses-paid vacation courtesy of ABC is not a bad way to meet some HOT, inhibition-free members of the opposite sex. Graham Bunn, a Bachelorette Season 4 alum who also went on to star on Bachelor Pad Season 1, says he joined the cast of this summer’s Bachelor in Paradise for just that reason — the ladies.


The DeAnna Pappas cast off told OK! that his previous two stints on reality dating shows opened him up to the prospect of truly finding love this third time around. “I found out pretty quickly that the process can work if you’re open to it, if you allow yourself to get past the uniqueness of the whole thing...So, yes, my mindset was totally different for this show and I enjoyed it way more being super open to finding love and being a little bit vulnerable.” We’re intrigued.

And G.Bunns admits there was one lady in particular he was hoping to meet with his new, super open vulnerability. “I was really hoping AshLee Frazier was going to be there,” he says. “She had dated a friend of mine and he had wonderful things to say about her. I had never met her before. I thought she was gorgeous and incredibly beautiful. I’m a sucker for a beautiful smile and she’s got a crazy cool smile. I was going into it hoping she’d be there.”

As we all know by now, Graham was in luck — both he and the Sean Lowe finalist were among the original peeps to move into the Mexican mansion. And, SPOILER ALERT, according to Reality Steve, the “dying to meet you” feeling was mutual. The spoiler king says that Clare Crawley tried to ask Graham out during the first episode of BiP but capital L had “already claimed him.” Claws out!

Here’s hoping that Graham’s third stint looking for love on TV was a successful one! We can’t wait to see the results when the show begins airing on August 4.

Do you think Graham and AshLee will make a cute couple? Tell us in the comments.

Source: OK!