They're heeeere! ABC just revealed the 20 21 cast members of Bachelor Pad Season 3. Can this group of (hopefully) lovable loonies live up to the spectacular six-week crash test that was Bachelor Pad Season 2? We'll find out on Monday, July 23. Until then, meet the official cast, which includes 6 "super fans" — with identical twins Brittany and Erica Taltos competing as one participant. (Is that fair?)
Lindzi Cox (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Occupation: Development Manager
Residence: Bellevue, WA
"Lindzi has not been heard from since she was rejected by Ben Flajnik on that fateful day. She was heartbroken and buried herself in work and her passion, horses. But, Lindzi is determined to move on. She does not care for anyone that gossips and is ready to compete for money and love."
No gossip? Jeez, she's not gonna like how we've already named her babies with Michael Stagliano...
Blakeley Jones (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Residence: Charlotte, NC
"Last time, Blakeley did not get along with the women in the house. She admits that she probably could have done a better job of making friends, but now she is not here to make friends. Blakeley is here to win all the money."
And probably kiss on some fellas. Nick Peterson? Ed Swiderski? The SWAT guy who wants to be a ‘90s action hero (see below)?
Sarah Newlon (The Bachelor Season 11, Brad Womack)
Occupation: Bar Manager
Residence: St. Louis, MO
"This girl does not want her 15 minutes of fame to end. She is single and ready to mingle, and eager to get in the mansion to hang out with the hot single men. A friend of Erica Rose, she knows she needs to do anything to stay in 'Bachelor Pad.' Sharing the mansion with Reid should also be interesting since Sarah shared an intimate kiss with Reid while he had a girlfriend."
Snap! That was during the reunion. Bad, Reid! Otherwise, is anyone going to remember her from Brad's original season?
Erica Rose (The Bachelor Season 9, Prince Lorenzo Borghese)
Occupation: Law Student
Residence: Houston, TX
"Erica was a presence on 'Bachelor Pad 2,' speaking the truth and stirring the pot. But after being voted off and sent back home to her parents, she is ready to return and win the money all for herself. She also has a love/hate relationship with Kalon, who is from her hometown."
YES! Cannot wait for the princess to come back and lay down the law. She and Kalon need to be partners and stay loyal to each other, even if they tick each other off at times, like Michael Stagliano and Holly Durst. All Erica needed last season was a solid partner. Put your "baggage" behind you and focus on the task, Kalon! Rooting for this non-team already...
Rachel Truehart (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Occupation: Executive Assistant
Residence: New York, NY
"Rachel narrowly escaped going home on the two-on-one with Blakeley, but still remained closed off, which ultimately led to her demise. Now she is back, and finally open to love – and even more open to taking home a lot of money. However, this could all be challenging since Jaclyn gets really annoyed with Rachel."
The weird thing is, we know these girls are now BFFs in NYC, so any chances of a dramatic onscreen feud are nil.
Jamie Otis (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Occupation: Registered Nurse
Residence: New York, NY
"The last time we saw Jamie, she had an awkward kiss with Ben before being sent home. Jamie has made a lot of changes since she has been on the show. She was the mother figure to her siblings and when she got home, she realized that her siblings were growing up and can live without her. For once, she is living her life as her own. Jamie also thinks Jaclyn is toxic."
Jamie can think what she wants, but can she put anything into action? She was so timid with Ben, it'd be nice to see her go West Virginia hood rat on someone.
Jaclyn Swartz (The Bachelor Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Occupation: Account Manager
Residence: Newton, MA
"Jaclyn is super competitive, smart, manipulative but well liked amongst the cast, despite being a self-proclaimed mean girl. This smart-mouthed woman will tell it like it is, but still stay on everyone’s good side to ensure that she is kept in the house. However, Jaclyn thinks Rachel Trueheart wants to be just like her."
Brittany and Erica Taltos (Super Fans)
Residence: Gainesville, FL
"These two are the definition of double the trouble and double the fun. They are in it for the money and maybe to find a guy, but nothing serious. Erica has the reputation for being the smarter, more conservative twin. She is still a virgin and has not dated much. Brittany, however, could not be more opposite of Erica, she is the flirtatious, boy-crazy twin. As fans, the twins think Erica is snobby, boring and not pretty."
Guys tend to like twin hotties, so they will probably do well. But lay off our girl, Erica!
Paige Vigil (Super Fan)
Occupation: Jumbo Tron Operator
Residence: New York, NY
"As a dedicated fan of The Bachelor, Paige has preconceived notions of all previous cast members from writing The Bachelor recaps in her college newspaper and admits she will be a bit star-struck. She may look sweet and innocent, but do not underestimate her because Paige will use her knowledge of the cast to her advantage. Though she will put up a good fight for the money, she ultimately hopes to find the love of her life and settle down."
Settle down with one of these guys? Good luck.
Donna Zitelli (Super Fan)
Residence: Hackensack, NJ
"This sight for sore eyes is a trifecta of beauty, personality and brains. Donna graduated third in her class, and loves drawing and writing songs. She knows people underestimate her intelligence because of her beauty – little do they know she has no problem playing it up and using her beauty and brains to win the money. Donna would love to go on a date with Michael Stagliano."
Nice! Competition for Stag's heart, for once. Take that, Holly. (Still rooting for Lindzi, though. Sorry, Donna.)
Ryan Hoag (The Bachelorette Season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
"Ryan is a person who stands strong in his beliefs and is one to let it be known. He did not find love on DeAnna’s season, and is not going on Bachelor Pad to find it either – he is here for the money. But, he is by far one of the more handsome men in the mansion and will be an object of desire – could a possible love interest distract him from winning the cash or will he stay focused on the prize?"
Do you remember Ryan from DeAnna's season? He'll be the first not-completely-white contestant on Bachelor Pad, so that's a first.
Kalon McMahon (The Bachelorette Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Occupation: Luxury Brand Consultant
"Kalon was the villain on Emily’s season. But at least he was honest. Maybe Kalon is not ready to settle down, but he is ready to dominate those inferior to him. He will charm the women, he will compliment the men and he will go all the way to the end just to keep the money all to himself. Plus, he is frenemies with Erica Rose."
Yeah! Kalon was 100-percent wrong for Emily — or any single mom out there — but probably very right for BP3. Plus, Erica gives 10 times better than she gets so if Kalon tries any "let me finish" stuff with her it should be fun to see what happens.
Nick Peterson (The Bachelorette Season 7, Ashley Herbert)
Residence: Tampa, FL
"Nick never really made much of an impression on Ashley. He was too reserved and too concerned that he would make a fool of himself. As a result, he never got the chance for love. He finally found his footing at 'The Men Tell All and now he is ready to show America and all of Bachelor Nation who he is. And, he is going to use his body to make sure no one votes him off."
Adonis definitely knows how to make an impression. We have not forgotten those workout videos he did for the Bachelor site. Yum. What do you think? Nick and Blakely? Or will they go for the newbies?
Tony Pieper (The Bachelorette Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Occupation: Lumber Trader
Residence: Portland, OR
"Tony temporarily left his son to be with the one girl he truly believed was meant for him, Emily. After having his heart broken on The Bachelorette, he realized that there is more out there for him and is ready to find his true love."
Um, Tony, unless your son is the Mystery Man at the bottom of this list, you're leaving him again. What were all of the tears for? Doesn't feel right, man.
Reid Rosenthal (The Bachelorette Season 5, Jillian Harris)
"Reid is most remembered as coming back to propose to Jillian after she had already rejected him – only to be rejected all over again. He later found love with his long-term girlfriend of several years, with whom he just recently ended things. Plus, when he was still with his girlfriend, he hooked up with Sarah Newton, who is now living with him in Bachelor Pad. At this point, Reid is unsure what he wants out of life when it comes to career, love, and money and hopes to figure this out in Bachelor Pad.”
Bachelor Pad isn't really best used to solve an existential crisis, Reid. It's best used for hooking up, manipulating and coming up with witty and cutting comments for the cameras. But we're glad you're here, anyway!
Michael Stagliano (The Bachelorette Season 5, Jillian Harris, Bachelor Pad 2)
"Last time Michael came on Bachelor Pad, he got the money. But sadly for him, money cannot buy happiness. Soon after taking the win, he found out that his ex-fiancé, Holly, was engaged to Blake. This time, he is not going to even think about the game or the money. He is just here to meet the girl of his dreams."
Someone just there for love. Interesting. Watch him win the money again anyway.
Ed Swiderski (The Bachelorette Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Residence: Chicago, IL
"Ed won Jillian’s love and got down on bended knee, but it did not last. They gave it their all, they have no regrets, but now he is single again. He found love on “The Bachelorette,” so why could he not find it on “Bachelor Pad?”
They should've thrown so much money at Jillian Harris to bring her on the show. Jillian, Ed and Stag all in the same house? Classic. That said, Ed, you told us you would not consider going on Bachelor Pad. What changed, man?
Chris Bain (Super Fan)
Occupation: SWAT Team Officer
Residence: Canton, GA
"Chris is an animated, good ole’ country boy from Georgia. He thoroughly enjoys rush-kicking in doors, taking down criminals and flashing his tats. He is very similar to a 90’s action movie hero in that he wants what every hero wants – the money and pretty girl on his arm. Chris hopes to leave Bachelor Pad with both."
A SWAT Team Officer who wants to be a 90s action hero, eh? This could be ... interesting.
David Mallet (Super Fan)
Occupation: Real Estate Agent/MMA Fighter
Residence: Hoboken, NJ
"David is a fan of the show, but an even bigger fan of women and money. As an MMA fighter, David feels right at home being competitive and has earned the name 'Kamikaze' because when he fights he either wins or dies trying. 'Bachelor Pad' is the perfect arena where he will be able to dominate in both fields. He would like to hook up with Lindzi."
Nice. Now Stag has some competition for Lindzi ... from Kamikaze, which is an even weirder name than Stag or Lindzi.
Mystery Man (The Bachelorette Season 8, Emily Maynard)
This is someone who is still competing on Emily's season as of Episode 6. Ryan Bowers would be perfect to add to this mix, since he could fluff his peacock feathers at the other alpha males — maybe Nick and the new SWAT guy and Kamikaze — while trying to charm the ladies.
Source: ABC press release