Get ready for another summer filled with inane drama! The new Season 3 cast of ABC’s ultimate guilty pleasure Bachelor Pad was announced earlier this morning and there’s a slew of familiar faces. (Though, sadly, Bentley Williams is not one of them.)
Last season’s winner Michael Stagliano will return for another go at the title and will be competing against current Bachelorette villain Kalon McMahon, who Emily Maynard sent packing on Monday’s show, after he referred to her 6-year-old daughter Ricki as “baggage.” What a delightful housemate he’ll be!
Other contestants for this new season also includes Lindzi Cox and Jamie Otis, who were both on Ben Flajnik‘s season of The Bachelor. Please, Jamie, no more awkward kissing lessons, we beg you.
If that wasn’t enough incentive to watch, in a brand new twist, five “super fans” were also selected from an open casting call held earlier this year and will move into the mansion for a shot at the $250,000 grand prize. Oh yeah, and that whole finding your soul mate thing.
Kalon McMahon (Bachelorette, Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Michael Stagliano (Bachelorette, Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Ed Swiderski (Bachelorette, Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Reid Rosenthal (Bachelorette, Season 5, Jillian Harris)
Ryan Hoag (Bachelorette Season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
Nick Peterson (Bachelorette Season 7, Ashley Hebert)
Tony Pieper (Bachelorette Season 8, Emily Maynard)
Chris Bain (Super Fan)
David Mallet (Super Fan)
Lindzi Cox (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Blakely Jones (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Sarah Newlon (Bachelor, Season 11, Brad Womack)
Jamie Otis (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Erica Rose (Bachelor, Season 9, Prince Lorenzo Borghese)
Jaclyn Swartz (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Rachel Trueheart (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
Brittany and Erica Taltos (Twin Super Fans)
Paige Vigil (Super Fan)
Donna Zitelli (Super Fan)
The final cast member will be announced at a later date as he is currently still a contestant on The Bachelorette. Who could it be?
Bachelor Pad’s two-hour Season 3 premiere will air Monday, July 23 on ABC at 8 PM ET.
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