It is a truth known to Bachelor Nation that certain contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette will be given a second chance to find love on national television through ABC's reality dating franchise on Bachelor In Paradise. To that end, this summer we'll get to watch eliminated contestants from both Ben Higgins and JoJo Fletcher's seasons — not to mention contestants from past seasons — head to paradise. But, those in paradise don't always last long, and I've come up with 11 reasons Evan should be sent home from Bachelor in Paradise immediately.
Now, don't get me wrong, Evan is just as deserving of love as any other contestant on Bachelor in Paradise (maybe more so depending on your opinions of certain personalities in Bachelor Nation). Plus, I could be totally wrong and Evan could be part of one of the happy couples on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3 that producer Mike Fleiss teased on Twitter. Sometimes, these Bachelor and Bachelorette shows can be entirely unpredictable. But, that being said, I don't think Evan will stick around in paradise for very long. So, I've come up with 11 reasons why I think Evan should be sent home from Bachelor in Paradise early on — if not in the first episode.
1. He's Not Your Typical Contestant
Now, I don't mean this in a bad way, but Evan is an outlier for The Bachelor franchise in many ways, including his career. That can either be something to set him apart from the other men in paradise, or it can be what sends him home quickly.
2. We Don't Know Him Well
Sure, we know Evan is an Erectile Dysfunction Expert. But, the majority of his time on The Bachelorette was spent focused on his beef with Chad. That makes it difficult to invest in his potential Bachelor in Paradise love story.
3. His Bromances Are Great
I will admit, though we haven't seen much of Evan on The Bachelorette, his bromances with his co-stars (as seen on social media) are cute. But, you don't go to paradise to hang out with friends...
4. No More Chad Feud
Speaking of Evan's fight with Chad, their whole beef was overplayed even on The Bachelorette. I don't want to see it carry over into paradise, and if that means Evan leaves early, then so be it.
5. He Doesn't Stir Up Fun Drama
Between the scary violence of Chad and Evan's gross ultimatum to JoJo (more on that in a sec), the drama surrounding Evan wasn't particularly fun to watch, so I'd rather it not continue in Bachelor in Paradise.
6. No More Ultimatums
Listen, I understand the reasoning behind Evan's ultimatum, but ultimatums are never really fair in relationships, especially those that play out on reality television where the people involved only have so much power.
7. He Has A Career
Of course, Evan has used his platform on The Bachelorette to raising awareness about men's health, but his patients may be better served by his presence.
8. He's A Father
Unlike The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise doesn't offer the chance for the men and women pursuing relationships to meet each others' families, which means Evan won't be able to introduce a potential fiance to his sons before proposing. That seems like the kind of thing that would give him some pause.
9. No More Erectile Dysfunction Jokes
Look, I love puns as much as the next pun-loving person, but I've reached my limit on watching contestants make the same "hard" jokes.
10. He Can Get His $20 & Go
If Evan wants to confront Chad again about paying for the shirt that Chad ripped, that's fine. But after that closure can we put the whole thing to bed? Please?
11. The Other Contestants Are Great
It's not that I don't like Evan, it's just that I like the other cast members of Season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise even more.
So, we'll have to wait and see what happens with Evan once Bachelor in Paradise begins, but I'm hoping for less Evan/Chad drama and more happily ever afters for some of my favorite contestants — like Lace Morris.
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