Here's Who We Know Is Going To Bachelor In Paradise

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Update (June 26, 2018):
Tuesday, ABC released a partial list of who will appear on Bachelor in Paradise season 5. Of course, there will be surprise appearances throughout the season — it wouldn't be paradise without them.
Original story follows.
The Bachelor in Paradise premiere date looms! This week, ABC revealed the official premiere date for the network's most ludicrous summer fare. Bachelor in Paradise, the wonky little sister to The Bachelor, will premiere on August 7, 2018.
BiP, for those unfamiliar, is a version of The Bachelor where contestants aren't necessarily tied to wooing just one contestant. Both women and men from previous seasons relocate to Puerto Vallarta for four weeks (sometimes less) so they can try to find a mate on the beach. It's dating on the beach with a twist: Each week, new contestants will arrive, and a rose ceremony will occur. At the rose ceremony, half of the contestants are allotted a rose to hand out. Like a glitzy game of musical chairs, one or two contestants won't receive a rose, just by the numbers.
The best part is that it works, apparently. Each of Bachelor in Paradise's four seasons has produced at least one successful couple. (Marcus and Lacey from season 1 have since broken up, but they did sort of get married.) Jade and Tanner Tolbert, the couple from season 2, have a baby. So do Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, the couple from season 3. Season 4 gave us Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan, who are currently engaged. Love can happen on the beach in Mexico!
Season 5 is currently filming, based on some drama going down on Bachelor Twitter. Here's who we know will be in attendance.
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Leandro Dottavio

Leo, the long-haired romantic, left The Bachelorette show on good terms: He realized he couldn't provide what Becca Kufrin wanted. So, he left. Soon, he'll be in Paradise, where there will be plenty of other suitors looking to pull their fingers through his locks.
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Colton Underwood

Booth and Underwood met in January of this year, right as The Bachelor started airing. They spent "a weekend" together, per Booth, but decided to call it quits — presumably because Underwood thought Booth would be the Bachelorette. Underwood got kicked off The Bachelorette on the July 16 episode. Shortly after, ABC announced that he'd be heading to Paradise.
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Wills Reid

Wills, a fan favorite on the show, left right before hometowns, much to the dismay of the fanbase. But! He'll be in Paradise, ABC revealed.
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Chris Randone

Following Chris' departure from The Bachelorette, ABC revealed that Chris, the villain from the season, would appear on Paradise.
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John Graham

Venmo John will rise again! He left season 14 of The Bachelorette in late June, even though fans adored him.
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Nysha Norris

Nysha, a nurse, appeared on season 22 of The Bachelor. She went home on night one.
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Nick Spetsas

Nick, an attorney, wore a tracksuit to one of the rose ceremonies on The Bachelorette. (He appeared on Becca Kufrin's season.) No one knew why he wore the tracksuit. Now, he can answer her question!
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Krystal Nielson

Krystal emerged as the villain of Arie Luyendyk's season of The Bachelor. This is Bachelor Nation rule: All villains must appear on Paradise.
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Kevin Wendt

Kevin Wendt, a Canadian Bachelorette contestant, dated Ashley Iaconetti on Bachelor Winter Games. They broke up earlier this year, and now Wendt is appearing on the Winter Games.
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Kenny Layne

Kenny, a wrestler, was a fan favorite contestant on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette.
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Kendall Long

Kendall made it to the top four on Arie Luyendyk's season of The Bachelor. She loves taxidermy — that's her thing.
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Jordan Kimball

Jordan, a Wilhemina model, left Becca Kufrin's season of The Bachelorette in late June after a supremely awkward two-on-one.
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Eric Bigger

Bigger was the third runner-up on Rachel Lindsay's season of The Bachelorette. He did not go on Bachelor in Paradise last year, even though fans desperately wanted him to.
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David Ravitz

On season 14 of The Bachelorette, David faced off against Jordan Kimball on a desert-themed two-on-one. They both went home. And now they're both going to Paradise.
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Chelsea Roy

Chelsea was briefly the villain on Arie Luyendyk's season of The Bachelor. But then, she faded to the background, hovering in the shadow of Krystal Nielson.
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Bibiana Julian

Bibiana Julian, a contestant from Arie Luyendyk's season of The Bachelor, also appeared on Bachelor Winter Games.
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Astrid Loch

Astrid appeared on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelorette and is good friends with Rachel Lindsay.
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Annaliese Puccini

Remember Annaliese? She wooed Arie Luyendyk, Jr. this year. She was notable because she was scared of bumper cars and dogs.
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Angela Amezcua

Angela, a model, appeared on Nick Viall's season of The Bachelor.
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Tia Booth

Oops. We technically aren't supposed to know this, but Bachelor contestant Bekah Martinez tweeted a photo of Booth seemingly filming for Bachelor in Paradise. Booth was the fourth runner-up on Arie Luyendyk's season of The Bachelor. She looked like an ideal candidate for The Bachelorette, but then Becca Kufrin came along.

All's not lost though! She was photographed with...
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Joe Amabile

Affectionately titled "Joe the Grocer," Amabile left The Bachelorette on night one. But he made an impression on viewers, who are begging for him to come to Paradise.

Robert Mills, the show's executive producer, tweeted a photo of Amabile recently, noting, "It appears he’s shopping for beachwear...." We'll take that as confirmation that Amabile will make his way to Mexico.

As for other Kufrin cast-offs who might end up on Paradise, we're keeping a running tally of the losers.
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Yuki Kimura

Kimura, a native of Japan appeared on The Bachelor Winter Games in February of this year. She was a contestant on The Bachelor: Japan, and part of the franchise's first forays into international reality television. As a contestant on Winter Games, she was beloved. Kimura will be present in Paradise as a fellow bartender.
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Hip hip Jorge!!!! #BachelorInParadise premieres Aug 7th #ABC @bachelorinparadise

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Wells Adams

Adams went to Paradise last year to serve as the bartender for the other contestants. Seeing as he's currently embroiled in a very snuggly relationship with Sarah Hyland, he won't likely return as a contestant. But he will return! There's photographic evidence, courtesy of Chris Harrison.
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This was taken the night before we became fiancés! 💍💋

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Jared Haibon & Ashley Iaconetti

They've both been in multiple iterations of Bachelor in Paradise, and they only recently — finally — coupled up. They got engaged in mid-June, apparently on location at Puerto Vallarta. While they may not be playing the game, per se, Haibon and Iaconetti will be in attendance. Their engagement will play out as part of the Paradise narrative.

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