As quickly as it began, it's over — The Bachelor, that is. After weeks of trying to figure out who Nick Viall is going to propose to during that final ceremony, we've finally hit the end of the road and will see what he decides Monday night. Of course, there's always The Bachelorette this spring, but what I'm really ready for is Bachelor in Paradise Season 4. There are still a few months to go, but there are so many Bachelor contestants from Nick's season we need to see on BiP and I can't wait to see who actually makes the cut.
Between Chad Johnson's drama and the weird yet lovable relationship between Carly Waddell and Evan Bass, Season 3 is going to be hard to top, but I think some of the ladies from Nick's season could be capable of making the upcoming season just as unforgettable. And while I definitely love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, BiP is actually my favorite show from the franchise. Who doesn't love all that drama?! Add in a healthy dose of Chris Harrison and I really don't understand how this show hasn't won an Emmy yet.
Here's everyone from Nick's season I'm hoping to see on the beach this summer. Jorge better be ready for this!
This is the most obvious name for this list, so she had to be first. I spent most of Nick's season walking the fine line between Corinne love or hate, and by the time she made her super epic limo exit, I'd decided on love. Corinne would be the perfect candidate for Bachelor in Paradise, and I'd love to see her interact with other former cast members. Maybe she could bring Raquel?
I wasn't sure about her at first, but the longer the season went on, the more I fell in love with her. Despite the national stage that The Bachelor put her on, Raven remained honest, even about the stuff people don't normally talk about, and I loved how candid she was. If she doesn't find love with Nick, I want to see her take a second stab at it in paradise, and I think her commentary on what everyone else is up to would be pure gold.
Obviously shark/dolphin girl has to come to the beach, right? I could totally see her as the comic relief for the season, and she'd definitely talk to the birds and raccoons like Clare Crawley and Ashley Salter have in past seasons. And she better bring her costume!
On The Bachelor, it seemed like Kristina was a genuinely sweet, good-hearted person, despite her heartbreaking past and everything she's been through. I'm bummed that we didn't get to see her fall in love, but BiP could be a good second chance.
The moment Jasmine started talking to Nick about choking him, I knew she had to be a lock for BiP.
Every season, there's that contestant who makes you go "who?" every time she's mentioned, and unfortunately, this time, that contestant was Whitney. She definitely needs to come back for BiP so we can get to know her. She might be the next Samantha Steffen!
Guys, I love Danielle M. I think she's adorable and also I want to be best friends with her, so obviously she's gotta come back for BiP. I could totally see her falling in love for real on the show, and honestly, the Bachelor franchise owes that to her after seeing how truly destroyed she was when Nick sent her home earlier this season.
As much as I don't want to hear more about how she and Nick met at Jade and Tanner's wedding, I think Liz would be a solid addition to the BiP cast. With Nick out of sight (and hopefully also out of mind), maybe she could actually find someone she's compatible with?
I don't think Taylor got a fair shake on The Bachelor, especially after her fight with Corinne. BiP would be a great second chance for her, and maybe if she and Corinne both ended up at the beach, they could finally bury the hatchet? Or, you know, get into an even bigger fight that would be bad for them but entertaining for the rest of us.
No matter who ends up in the Bachelor in Paradise cast this season, it's going to be a good one. I can't wait!