Just because Emily Maynards Bachelorette season is underway doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about Bachelor Pad – that sweaty, sexy, desperate race for cash featuring past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants. For Season 3, ABC announced that at least one unknown who has never appeared on either show will also be cast. Other than that, however, details have been kept tightly under wraps.

But we here at Wetpaint Entertainment have been slipped a few, new tidbits…which, of course, we’re dying to share! Here’s the latest on BP3:

Shooting Starts SOON
While potential cast members don’t have an exact start date, we’re told it’s roughly two weeks away. If they’re selected, candidates need to have loose ends tied up and be ready to go by the second week of June.

Filming Will Last Close to a Month
While in past seasons, filming took only a couple of weeks, this year, it’s set to last three or four. “For people with office jobs, it’s posing a problem,” one insider explains. “They can’t tell their bosses, ‘Oh I’m just taking two weeks vacation.’ They need to get a month off or they can’t go.  There are a few people who can’t participate for this reason and I know they’re pretty bummed.”

Credit: via Ames Brown's Twitter Photo: Ames Brown and Emily O’Brien

Crash Diets Have Started!
Pretty much all the potential candidates ABC is in touch with are “dieting and working out like crazy right now,” says our insider. “I mean, you’re in a bathing suit almost the whole time! If they get picked, no one wants to be out of shape.”

Not Everyone Wants In
Fans of Emily O’Brien may be in for a disappointment. We hear the blonde medical student who went head-to-head with Courtney Robertson during Ben Flajnik’s season “does NOT seem interested,” adds another insider. “I think she’s over the whole Bachelor experience. She wasn’t happy with how things turned out.” 

That said, you never know. Cameras – and a hefty payday – have been known to change people’s minds! 

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