The Bachelor Winter Games has been over now for a few weeks, but you may get to see some of your fave international contestants again soon. And this time, they’ll be swapping skiing for surfing on Bachelor in Paradise.
While BiP *normally* features contestants from the latest seasons of both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette (this summer’s cast will likely be largely comprised of Arie and Becca’s rejects), ABC is thinking of changing things up. Network exec Robert Mills confirmed that the BiP powers-that-be are considering bringing in some non-American faves from the Games. “I definitely think you’ll see some international faces, but not sure how many or where they are going to come from,” Mills .
If things aren’t set in stone just yet, we have a few suggestions.
On March 12, that Kevin Wendt and Ashley Iaconetti broke up *sad face.* BUT, perhaps KW could find love in steamy Mexico. With Benoit Beauséjour-Savard now engaged to Clare Crawley, Kevin is the only other Bachelor Canada alum from Winter Games—meaning that he’s our only chance for some CanCon on BiP, unless comes back again???—so we’re rooting for him.
This Swiss/German hunk fought hard for Clare’s heart, but in the end things just didn’t work out (remember their super petty and uncomfortable argument about the Jacuzzi date mix-up?) That said, he really seems like a nice guy who deserves a second chance at finding luv. Plus, according to his IG he looks real good on the beach, amiright?
If you’re wondering, “who’s Michael G.?” you’re not alone. As he’s hilariously pointed out on , Michael got zero camera time during the Games. He’s American, so he doesn’t qualify as “international,” but we still think he got cheated out of a storyline—and we’d love to get to know this hottie more through BiP.
Despite it not being shown, in lieu of 75 mins of JacuzziGate, I swear I interacted with other humans once or twice on .
— Michael G. (@MichaelGarofola)
I was on for the majority of the time (3 out of 4 episodes) and now it feels like I was “acid wash bleached” out of the entire show, like I’m one of Hillary’s 33,000 missing emails. (This joke’s for the Fox News viewers. You’re welcome.)
— Michael G. (@MichaelGarofola)
Zoe was the only contestant on the Games from China’s Bachelor franchise. Unfortunately, she went home on the first night, so we didn’t really get to know her. She was a quieter contestant, and her personality seemed to be overshadowed with the more prominent storylines. That said, she clearly became close with Yuki, who cried upon hearing that Zoe was leaving. We would love to see Zoe—and her super-cute outfits—on BiP.
Yuki’s sweet and funny personality quickly made her . But despite her popularity, she only found friendship, not love, on the show. Even worse, host Chris Harrison ended up prematurely giving Yuki the boot and casting her out into the freezing Vermont tundra (literally, she wasn’t even given a jacket). We wouldn’t blame her if she didn’t want to come back, but we also think ABC owes her a *legit* chance at love. Yuki deserves it, and we deserve closure, dammit.
pleassee bring YUKI back i love her so much! Id be so happy to see her in bachelor in paradise
— Aria ♡ (@ariana_cat)
Yuki we love you and your beautiful spirit and energy. Please come back and do Bachelor in Paradise in June. Bachelor nation loves you!
— Debbie McMullen (@DebMcMullen31)