Bachelor in Paradise (TV series)

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Bachelor in Paradise
Bachelor in Paradise logo.png
Starring Chris Harrison
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Executive producer(s) Mike Fleiss
Martin Hilton
Running time 120 minutes
Production company(s) Next Entertainment
Warner Horizon Television
Original channel ABC
Original run August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) – present
Related shows The Bachelor
The Bachelorette
Bachelor Pad

Bachelor in Paradise is an elimination-style spin-off of the American reality television game shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, the show features contestants from past seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Chris Harrison reprises his role from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as the host for the series.

Season 1 (2014)[edit]


In March 2013, ABC canceled Bachelor Pad after three seasons. Much similar to Bachelor Pad, the eliminated men and women from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette are isolated in a romantic paradise on an exotic tropical destination.[1]

The tropical destination turned out to be Tulum, Mexico.[2][3]

At the first rose ceremony, the six men are given a rose to hand out to a woman they’d like to spend more time getting to know in paradise. With an uneven number of men and women in the group, the two women left without roses are immediately sent home heartbroken. Just as potential couples start to pair up, everything changes drastically in the next episode when two new men arrive to paradise with love on their mind. For seven weeks, each episode will alternate between two new men or women joining the cast. New relationships may form and current ones may end. Every week, the two people who don’t receive a rose will be forced to leave paradise. It’s a constant love shuffle where surprise arrivals can rekindle old romances, spark new ones or splinter existing love affairs.[2]


The first batch of contestants were revealed on June 4, 2014, but only 14 contestants were confirmed. On July 14, 2014, an additional 11 contestants were revealed, resulting in 25 contestants.[2][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Name Age Occupation Residence From Arrived Eliminated
Lacy Faddoul 26 Nursing Home Owner La Jolla, CA The Bachelor, Season 18 Episode 1 Co-Winner
Marcus Grodd 26 Sports Medicine Manager Dallas, TX The Bachelorette, Season 10 Episode 1 Co-Winner
Michelle Money 33 Hairstylist Salt Lake City, UT The Bachelor, Season 15 Episode 1 Co-Winner
Cody Sattler 28 Personal Trainer Chicago, IL The Bachelorette, Season 10 Episode 4 Co-Winner
Robert Graham 31 Advertising Entrepreneur Los Angeles, CA The Bachelorette, Season 9 Episode 1 Episode 7
Sarah Herron 27 Art Director Los Angeles, CA The Bachelor, Season 17 Episode 1 Episode 7
Zack Kalter 29 Book Publisher Los Angeles, CA The Bachelorette, Season 9 Episode 2 Episode 7
Jackie Parr 26 Cosmetics Consultant Boca Raton, FL The Bachelor, Season 17 Episode 3 Episode 7
Christy Hansen 25 Hairstylist Chicago, IL The Bachelor, Season 18 Episode 5 Episode 7
Tasos Hernandez 30 Wedding Event Coordinator Denver, CO The Bachelorette, Season 10 Episode 6 Episode 7
Graham Bunn 35 Entrepreneur Los Angeles, CA The Bachelorette, Season 4 Episode 1 Episode 7
AshLee Frazier 33 Personal Organizer Houston, TX The Bachelor, Season 17 Episode 1 Episode 7
Brooks Forester 29 Entrepreneur Salt Lake City, UT The Bachelorette, Season 9 Episode 6 Episode 6
Jesse Kovacs 32 Winemaker San Diego, CA The Bachelorette, Season 5 Episode 4 Episode 6 (Quit)
Lucy Aragon 25 Free Spirit Los Angeles, CA The Bachelor, Season 18 Episode 5 Episode 5
Clare Crawley 33 Hairstylist Sacramento, CA The Bachelor, Season 18 Episode 1 Episode 5 (Quit)
Kalon McMahon 29 Entrepreneur Houston, TX The Bachelorette, Season 8 Episode 4 Episode 4
Marquel Martin 27 Sponsorship Salesman Las Vegas, NV The Bachelorette, Season 10 Episode 1 Episode 4
Danielle Ronco 26 Psychiatric Nurse St. Louis, MO The Bachelor, Season 18 Episode 3 Episode 3
Elise Mosca 28 Bartender Los Angeles, CA The Bachelor, Season 18 Episode 1 Episode 3 (Quit)
Chris Bukowski 27 Entrepreneur Washington, D.C. The Bachelorette, Season 8 Episode 2 Episode 3 (Quit)
Dylan Petitt 26 Accountant Boston, MA The Bachelorette, Season 10 Episode 1 Episode 2
Ben Scott 30 Sales Representative Dallas, TX The Bachelorette, Season 9 Episode 1 Episode 2 (Quit)
Daniella McBride 26 Commercial Casting Associate Los Angeles, CA The Bachelor, Season 17 Episode 1 Episode 1
Michelle Kujawa 30 Sales Anaheim, CA The Bachelor, Season 14 Episode 1 Episode 1 (Quit)

Elimination Table[edit]

Place Contestant Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1-4 Lacy Date Date In Date In Date In Stay
Marcus Date Date In Date In Date In Stay
Michelle M. Date In Last In Date In In Stay
Cody Wait In Date In In Stay
5-6 Robert Date Last In Date Date In In Split
Sarah Last Date In Date Date In In Split
7-12 Zack Wait Date In In In Last Split
Jackie Wait Date Date In Date Split
Christy Wait Last Date Split
Tasos Wait Date Split
Graham In In Date In Date In Split
AshLee In In Date In Date In Split
13 Brooks Wait Out
14 Jesse Wait Last Date Quit
15 Lucy Wait Out
16 Clare Date Date In In Quit
17-18 Kalon Wait Out
Marquel Date In Date Out
19 Danielle Wait Out
20-21 Elise In In Quit
Chris Wait Date Quit
22 Dylan In Out
23 Ben In Quit
24 Daniella Out
25 Michelle K. Quit


     The contestant is male.
     The contestant is female.
  Date  The contestant had a date and gave out a rose at the rose ceremony.
  Date  The contestant went on a date and got a rose at the rose ceremony.
  In  The contestant gave or received a rose at the rose ceremony, thus remaining in the competition.
  Last  The contestant received the last rose.
  Last  The contestant went on a date and received the last rose.
  Out  The contestant went on a date and rejected a rose and ended up getting eliminated.
  Out  The contestant went on a date and was eliminated.
  Out  The contestant was eliminated.
  Quit  The contestant had a date and voluntarily left the show
  Quit  The contestant voluntarily left the show.
  Quit  The contestant quit the show after having a girlfriend back home.
  Quit  The contestant quit due to injury.
  Split  The couple broke up.
  Stay  The couple decided to stay together.
  Wait  The contestant had a wait for appearing to paradise.



Airdate: August 4, 2014

Arrival Order: Clare, Marcus, Sarah, Marquel, Daniella, Graham, Lacy, Ben, Michelle K., Robert, Dylan, Elise and AshLee.

Chris Harrison asked everyone if they were single and Michelle K. says "maybe". Throughout the first day Lacy went into the ocean with Robert and Marcus in an 8 hour span. She went into the ocean while Marcus went in there by himself feeling rejected over bachelorette Andi Dorfman.

Clare's date: Clare initially wanted to take Graham on the date, but AshLee "claimed" Graham at the start which made Clare go on a date with Robert. Clare and Robert went to the ruins, while climbing the ruins Robert got attacked by fire ants.

Sarah's date: Sarah took Marcus on a date and went cliff diving. During the date Michelle Money joined the cast in Mexico

Michelle M.'s date: Michelle M. arrived with a date card and took Marquel, they went horseback riding on a beach in Playa del Carmen.

Lacy's date: Lacy took Robert on a date and they had dinner on a beach.

Rose ceremony: The rose ceremony came after a cocktail party. Before the first rose was handed out Michelle K. stepped out and left because she never had any feelings for a guy. In order Marquel gave his rose to Michelle M., Graham gave his rose to AshLee, Dylan gave his rose to Elise, Marcus gave his rose to Lacy which upset Robert who then gave his rose to Clare, Ben had the final rose which he gave to Sarah over Daniella eliminating her.


Airdate: August 11, 2014

Chris's Date: Chris showed up with a date card and he took Clare to Papaya Playa to a spa and got a massage. During the date Dylan tells Elise to talk to other men in paradise.

Marcus's Date: Marcus took Lacy on a date and they had dinner in Zcaret. During the date Elise did what Dylan requested which was hooking up with Chris in the ocean, they had a conversation about this the next day and Dylan told Elise if she offered him a rose he would reject it.

Zack's Date: Zack showed up with a date card and took Clare to the city to explore, then went swimming in the ocean.

Dylan's Date: Dylan took Sarah on a date and had dinner.

Before the Rose Ceremony, Marcus and Marquel confronted Ben upon finding a love letter in his backpack from a girl back home. Ben admitted to being in love with her, upsetting everyone especially Michelle, and decided to go home.

Rose Ceremony Lacy gives her rose to Marcus, Ashlee gives hers to Graham, Clare to Zack, Michelle to Marquel, Elise gives hers to Dylan but he declines, so she gives it to Chris instead, Sarah gives her rose to Robert over Dylan, eliminating him.


Airdate: August 18, 2014

Elise's Date: Elise asked Chris out. Before the date began, Chris sprained his knee. He decided to go through with the date, despite being in great pain. Immediately after the date he went to the hospital for treatment.

Rose Ceremony: Chris asked Elise to come forward. He told Elise that he could not give her the rose, because he had decided to leave the show due to his knee injury. Instead, he asked Elise to leave along with him so they could continue to pursue their relationship back home, and she accepted. Danielle was eliminated.


Airdate: August 25, 2014

Cody's Date Card: Cody arrived with a date card but decided to pass it to his friend Marcus, so Cody could have more time to get to know the people in the house. Many of the women thought that was a very nice gesture.

Kalon's Date: Kalon arrived with a date card but none of the women would go out with him (recalling how badly he had upset Emily Maynard in The Bachelorette (season 8)). Feeling certain that he would be eliminated later at the Rose Ceremony, he decided to go by himself and enjoy it rather than pass the card, creating the show's first "one on none" date.

Before the Rose Ceremony, AshLee said disrespectful things about Clare to Zack and her remarks were caught on camera. Word got back to Clare and she confronted AshLee about it. Michelle informed Graham about the situation right before the Rose Ceremony began. Graham started to have second thoughts about AshLee.

Rose Ceremony: AshLee asked Graham to come forward. At that point Graham turned and left the room, accompanied by Michelle. AshLee continued to stand in the Rose Ceremony room and did not follow Graham. After seeing a medic, Graham returned and accepted the rose from AshLee. Then Lacy became ill and departed in an ambulance, accompanied by Marcus. Kalon and Marquel were eliminated at the Rose Ceremony.


Airdate: August 26, 2014

Lacy recovered and returned to the house.

Clare was still upset about the disrespectful comments from AshLee. She came to Zack to let him know that she had decided to quit. She was also upset with Zack because he didn't defend her when AshLee made the remarks. Zack said he was just trying to stay away from the drama and offered to do something to help. Clare said she didn't need his help and she left.

Lucy's Date: Lucy arrived with a date card. She asked Jesse out and they went to some ruins.

Michelle's Date: Michelle asked Cody out and they had their 'engagement' photos taken on the beach, even though it was their first date.

AshLee's Date: She asked Graham out and they drove sports cars on a road course.

Christy began to feel insecure about her status with Jesse. She spoke to him and was reassured. They started to make out in private and were joined by Lucy.

Rose Ceremony: Lacy accepted Marcus' rose with a very long kiss. Jesse chose Christy over Lucy, so Lucy was eliminated.


Airdate: September 1, 2014

Marcus's Date: Marcus took Lacy on a date in a cave.

Brooks' Date: Sarah was hoping that Brooks would ask her out, and Brooks wanted to do it, but Robert informed Brooks that he and Sarah were a couple and Brooks should pick someone else. Brooks asked Jackie out.

Before the Rose Ceremony, Jesse had a talk with Christy and realized that he would not be getting a rose from her. He decided to quit at that point rather than be eliminated later. Before he could depart, Christy came to the car and told him all of the reasons that she was angry with him. Jesse didn't seem concerned by this, saying later that he had fun and he knew there would be lots of emails and party invitations waiting for him when he got home.

Rose Ceremony: Brooks was eliminated. Then Chris Harrison announced that there would be no more newcomers; the final episode would be a test of their new relationships.


Airdate: September 8, 2014

Chris Harrison asked each of the couples to have a serious talk with each other and decide whether to continue or go home. AshLee and Graham decided to split up after some prompting by Michelle. Zack, Jackie, Tasos and Christy all decided to break up. That left three couples: Sarah and Robert, Michelle and Cody, and Lacy and Marcus.

The three couples went on romantic overnight dates in fantasy suites. Lacy and Marcus and Michelle and Cody came back convinced that they should remain as couples. However, Sarah complained that there was little intimacy on their date. She confronted Robert about this and he just apologized and left with no explanation.

The two remaining couples were joined by three couples (Jason/Molly Mesnick, Sean/Catherine Lowe and Desiree Hartsock/Chris Seigfried) who had found love on the show in the past. They agreed that the two remaining couples had a good chance of making it work.

Rose Ceremony: Michelle and Cody exchanged roses and left as a couple. Marcus proposed to Lacy and she accepted.

In the epilogue, it was revealed that Chris and Elise broke up after less than two weeks. Marcus and Lacy are planning a wedding this Spring, while Clare is still in Sacramento searching for her soulmate. Michelle and Cody ended their relationship.

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

During the Bachelor Season 19 Women Tell All, Chris Harrison offered Ashley Salter a spot on season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise.


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