Bachelor in Paradise 2023 cast: Who’s in the ABC reality dating series?

BACHELOR IN PARADISE - ABCÕs ÒBachelor in ParadiseÓ stars Aaron S., Will, Aaron B., Olivia, Peter, Blake, Sean, Kat, Rachel, Eliza, Samantha, Jess, Mercedes, Kylee, Greer, Brooklyn, Cat, and Brayden. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - ABCÕs ÒBachelor in ParadiseÓ stars Aaron S., Will, Aaron B., Olivia, Peter, Blake, Sean, Kat, Rachel, Eliza, Samantha, Jess, Mercedes, Kylee, Greer, Brooklyn, Cat, and Brayden. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) /
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Bachelor in Paradise is one of the many shows that we look forward to seeing all year, and it’s not because of the juicy drama and heartbreak, but because of the many amazing contestants that we know and love.

As per usual, the cast of the 2023 season of Bachelor in Paradise consists of contestants from previous seasons that are looking for another shot at love. Whether they find it is something we have to wait to see. But while we do wait to see all the romance that will unfold, let’s take a dive into who you can expect to see during this season!

Without further ado, the cast of season 9!

Bachelor in Paradise 2023 cast

Although Rachel Recchia‘s had her tries at finding love during The Bachelor season 26 and The Bachelorette season 19, she, sadly, hasn’t found the one just yet. However, she’s not giving up, which is why she’s back and better than ever!

In addition to Rachel, the cast of Bachelor in Paradise season 9 includes (as per Entertainment Weekly):

Greer Blitzer

Age: 25 | Hometown: Bellaire, TX

Instagram: @cheerio_greerio

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Blitzer was sent home after contracting COVID-19 prevented her from filming for a significant portion of the season. While she did make another on-camera appearance before departing, the time away disrupted her connection with Shallcross who’d felt their spark had fizzled.

Brayden Bowers

Age: 25 | Hometown: Murrieta, CA

Instagram: @braydenbowersofficial

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelorette season 20 with Charity Lawson

Lawson had an immediate attraction with Bowers, but he was often at the center of drama for the comments he’d make about the structure of the dating series and how it made him feel. He was sent home after yet another dust-up over said comments.

Peter Cappio

Age: 34 | Hometown: Armonk, NY

Instagram: @pilotpete.fly

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelorette season 20 with Charity Lawson. Peter went home on Night 1 so this will be the first time Bachelor Nation has an opportunity to really get to know the pilot.

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Jessica “Jess” Girod

Age: 24 | Hometown: Winter Springs, FL

Instagram: @jessicagirod

First Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Girod was sent home after she asked Shallcross why she was the only person who hadn’t had a one-on-one date with him. He felt the lack of a date didn’t mean his feelings for her weren’t strong, but Girod wanted Shallcross to fight for their relationship and give her the attention she felt she deserved.

Eliza Isichei

Age: 27 | Hometown: Tampa, FL

Instagram: @elizaisichei

Bachelor franchise appearances: The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard

Isichei didn’t have much screentime in Echard’s season and didn’t get a one-on-one date before being sent home. Her time on Bachelor in Paradise season 8 didn’t result in a love match. Even though she did have to choose between two men, she ended the show alone.

Katherine “Kat” Izzo

Age: 27 | Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Instagram: @katizzzo

First Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Izzo had made it as far as the trip to Budapest in the season, however, she was sent home by Shallcross because he felt their connection had changed since their one-on-one date in the Bahamas. Izzo was eliminated before hometowns.

Samantha “Sam” Jeffries

Age: 28 | Hometown: Dayton, OH

Instagram: @samcjeffries

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 26 with Clayton Echard

Jeffries appearance was short but memorable. She appeared in a bikini covered in bubbles but then wasn’t shown in the rest of the Night 1 footage. Elite Daily reports this was due to Jeffries not feeling an attraction to Echard and likely because her “bubbly” appearance wasn’t the entrance she wanted to make.

Olivia Lewis

Age: 25 | Hometown: Churchville, NY

Instagram: @itslivlew

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Lewis’ time on The Bachelor was short-lived as she was eliminated on Night 1 without even getting to speak with Shallcross. As such her Bachelor in Paradise appearance will be the first time Bachelor Nation will really get some extended time getting to know Lewis.

Sean McLaughlin

Age: 26 | Hometown: Troy, NY

Instagram: @seanymclaughlin

First Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelorette season 20 with Charity Lawson

McLaughlin went home before getting a one-on-one date with Lawson. In fact, it was his pushing for Lawson to make a choice ahead of a group date that sent him packing. He’d declared he was falling for her, but she wasn’t feeling the same and didn’t believe she would ever get there.

Blake Moynes

Age: 33 | Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario

Instagram: @blakemoynes

Bachelor franchise appearances: The Bachelorette season 16 with Clare Crowley

Though the leading lady left the show after getting engaged to Dale Moss in episode 4, Moynes stuck around when Tayshia Adams took over as the new Bachelorette. The two didn’t have the kind of connection that would go the distance and he was eliminated in week 7. Moynes was also on The Bachelorette season 17 with the hope that he’d find love with Katie Thurston. He did and the two got engaged, however, they broke off their engagement in 2021.

Mercedes Northup

Age: 25 | Hometown: Bloomfield, Iowa

Instagram: @mercedesnorthup

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Northup didn’t receive as much attention as she would have liked from Shallcross as she hadn’t gone on a one-on-one date with him. She was sent home during the London trip on the episode that Shallcross was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Kylee Russell

Age: 26 | Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Instagram: @kyleeemarie

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Like Northup, Russell was eliminated the week that Shallcross was conducting “dates” with the ladies on the show via a screen because he tested positive for COVID-19. Though he had expressed that he missed her, he didn’t end up giving Russell a rose during the ceremony. The two said their goodbyes through a computer.

Aaron Schwartzman

Age: 34 | Hometown: Fremont, California

Instagram: @aaron.schwartzman

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelorette season 20 with Charity Lawson

Schwartzman went home during week 3 of Lawson’s season. Like the rest of the men a part of the Barbie themed date, he gave it his all dressed up for the occasion as a Glitter Beach Ken during the Sing-Off, but he didn’t score a one-on-one date with Lawson and didn’t receive a rose.

Will Urena

Age: 31 | Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Instagram: @illmaticwill

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelorette season 18 with Michelle Young.

Urena went home in week 4 of Young’s season. This was the episode with the group date consisting of a slumber party. The issue during the activity was, somehow, the men forgot they were supposed to be wooing Young and basically ignored her. Urena wasn’t given a rose because the Bachelorette felt their connection wasn’t strong enough.

Brooklyn Willie

Age: 26 | Hometown: Mineola, Texas

Instagram: @brooklynwillie

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross.

Willie seemed to be going the distance in Shallcross’ season. However, she was eliminated the week before hometown visits. It happened on their one-on-one date. After their hot air balloon ride and time in a heated spa, Shallcross decided he wouldn’t be giving Willie a rose since he didn’t want to get her or her family’s hopes up about a love connection he wasn’t quite feeling.

Catherine “Cat” Wong – The Bachelor season 27

Age: 27 | Hometown: Long Island, New York

Instagram: N/A

Bachelor franchise appearance: The Bachelor season 27 with Zach Shallcross

Wong didn’t last long in season 27. While she did make it past week 1, she was sent home in week 2 after being a part of a group date where Grammy nominated artist Latto was helping the ladies perfect their bad b***ch energy. Despite Wong’s efforts, it wasn’t enough to receive a rose from Shallcross.

You’ll also see Aaron Bryant in this season. Aaron was last seen during Charity Lawson’s season of The Bachelorette. He made it pretty far, but in the end, Charity’s heart was set on someone else. Nevertheless, he’s back and better than ever, and his confidence is bound to attract at least one romantic partner.

Bachelorettes Katie Thurston, Charity Lawson, and Hannah Brown will be making appearances in this season of Bachelor in Paradise as well. Along with Rachel and Aaron, see some of these familiar faces in the official cast trailer below!

Now that you know all about who’s set to star in Bachelor in Paradise season 9, all that’s left to do is head to ABC on Thursday, Sept. 28, to catch the premiere! And don’t forget to stay tuned with Hidden Remote for even more updates on your favorite installments in the Bachelor franchise.

A Hidden Remote Editor contributed to this article.

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