May 12, 2011 10:00 AM by Candace Young
Chris Harrison first confirmed that Bachelor Pad was likely to return in late December of last year. Casting began at the end of January 2011, and now the first five contestants have been named for Bachelor Pad 2, which will begin airing this summer. Keep reading to find out which personalities from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will compete this time around…
The names of the first five contestants who will compete for love and/or money on Bachelor Pad 2 were revealed on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show earlier this week. Ryan opened the segment by wondering, “How is it that we just don’t get sick of The Bachelor franchise?”
Make what you will of ABC‘s selections, who, not surprisingly, were all memorable and controversial figures in their respective seasons. Perhaps the most bizarre twist to the announcement is that two of the hopefuls are already involved – that would be Jake Pavelka‘s ex-fiancee, Vienna Girardi, who was wildly unpopular with the other bachelorettes on her season, and Kasey Kahl. Yep, as in Kasey who sang weird songs and tattooed his wrist in an effort to impress Ali Fedotowsky.
Also chosen was Justin ‘Rated R’ Rego, also from Ali Fedotowsky’s season of The Bachelorette, and a former rival of Kasey Kahl, meaning there’s controversy waiting to happen. Justin gained notoriety in short order on his season, when the other bachelors accused him of ‘not being there for the right reasons’, suspecting that he was angling to promote himself and his wrestling career. But it got worse. It was revealed that Justin had a girlfriend back home, and he limped off the show trying to duck a heated confrontation with Ali.
Rivaling Justin in the notoriety department is the next contestant, Rozlyn Papa, who got the boot from Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor after being accused of becoming involved in an inappropriate relationship with a producer on the show, and went on to have a war of words with Chris Harrison.
The final contestant on the list was Erica Rose, who did the spoiled little rich girl routine on season nine of The Bachelor featuring Prince Lorenzo Borghese.
Who else would you like to see on Bachelor Pad 2?
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