It's hard to believe that this season of The Bachelor is about to be over, but it's happening. This Monday, Chris Soules will choose whether he will spend the rest of his life (read: the next six months) with Whitney Bischoff or Becca Tilley, and then, all our rose-related fun is over until The Bachelorette starts up late this spring. I hate to say goodbye, but there's so much to look forward to, including Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise . ABC renewed the show not long before it wrapped up last September, and I couldn't be more excited to see my Bachelor Nation faves return to TV. In fact, after this season of The Bachelor, it's already obvious who should be cast on Bachelor in Paradise, 2015 edition.
Chris Soules and Chris Harrison — basically anyone named Chris — have both said it: This is one of the best groups of women The Bachelor has ever put together, and I couldn't agree with them more. I've been extra sad during the rose ceremonies each week because I hate to see such entertaining ladies get eliminated. My fingers are crossed that these women decide to return for BiP, because if they do, we have the best season ever waiting for us.
Who doesn't love Ashley S., though? Whether she's actually that out there or she's just acting, she'd make an excellent addition to the BiP cast. And even Harrison knows that — he spontaneously invited Ashley to join the Bachelor in Paradise cast during last week's Women Tell All. I'm dying to see more of her since she's so entertaining and completely unpredictable. She also doesn't seem to be interested in playing by the Bach rules because she lives in her own universe, and I find that pretty admirable — regardless of her inability to differentiate between onions and pomegranates.
Purely for drama, of course, and to hit the show's false eyelash quota.
Britt or Kaitlyn — Whoever Isn't Bachelorette
Both of these women were interesting, and even though I far prefer Kaitlyn to Britt, I have a feeling she's headed for Bachelorette-dom. I think Britt deserves a chance to redeem herself after ABC painted her in such a bad light, especially since she was so insistent on Women Tell All that her portrayal was made almost entirely of bad editing.
Kelsey is so fun to form wildly unfair opinions about that it wouldn't be a proper Bachelor in Paradise without her. Maybe I'm just in awe over the things she says sometimes, or maybe I just want to see how she'd react in another reality TV situation, but I think ABC would be stupid not to do everything they can to convince her to appear on the show.
Through all of the episodes of The Bachelor while Mackenzie was still in the competition, I couldn't help but feel like she was way too young for this crowd. BiP, though? She might fit in better in that kind of environment, and maybe she could teach us all a little more about aliens.
But only if the black box comes too.