The second season of “Bachelor Pad” is upping the drama by bringing Jake Pavelka and his ex-fiancee Vienna Girardi back under the same roof, along with several other of the, uh, more colorful characters from recent “Bachelor/ette” seasons.
Jake and Vienna are the headliners, sure. But the cast also includes Gia Allemand, who was on the first “Bachelor Pad” and apparently has a bone to pick with Vienna over her breakup with Wes; Kasey Kahl, who according to ABC’s release is dating Vienna now (really, these people should widen the dating pool a little); the polarizing Michelle Money from Brad Womack’s second go-round; girlfriend-calling pro wrestler Justin “Rated R” Rego; and another Jake dumpee, single mom Ella Nolan, who comes to “Bachelor Pad” fresh off a broken engagement.
ABC also says there will be three “mystery men” from the current season of “The Bachelorette” in the cast. If one of them isn’t Bentley, then we will lose all faith in the “Bachelor” franchise’s producers’ ability to create conflict.
Here’s the full cast, with their original “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” in parentheses:
Gia Allemand (Jake Pavelka)
Holly Durst (Matt Grant)
Vienna Girardi (Jake Pavelka)
Jackie Gordon (Brad Womack)
Michelle Money (Brad Womack)
Ella Nolan (Jake Pavelka)
Erica Rose (Lorenzo Borghese)
Melissa Schreiber (Brad Womack)
Alli Travis (Brad Womack)
Graham Bunn (DeAnna Pappas)
Kirk DeWindt (Ali Fedotowski)
Kasey Kahl (Ali Fedotowski)
Jake Pavelka (“The Bachelor” Season 14)
Justin “Rated R” Rego (Ali Fedotowski)
Michael Stagliano (Jillian Harris)
*Plus three guys yet to be named from the current season
What do you think of the cast? Will you be watching Season 2 of “Bachelor Pad”?