ABC reveals second-season cast of 'Bachelor's 'Bachelor Pad' spinoff
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/14/2011
ABC has revealed the identities of 15 of the 18 former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants -- nine former The Bachelor bachelorettes and six former The Bachelorette bachelors -- competing on the second season of Bachelor Pad that will premiere Monday, August 8 at 8PM ET/PT.
In addition, former fourteenth-season The Bachelor couple Vienna Girardi and Jake Pavelka are also competing to win the $250,000 grand prize on the second season of The Bachelor franchise's Big Brother-likespinoff, which began taping on June 7.
Reports of the participation of Girardi, Pavelka, Kahl, Rego, Rose, and Money had previously surfaced last week.
Pavelka presented his final rose and a marriage proposal to Girardi -- and she accepted -- during The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love's finale, which aired in March 2010 and was filmed the prior fall.
However the couple split three months later and engaged in a mud-slinging "he said, she said" battle in the press afterwards, leading to a heavily-promoted joint interview with host Chris Harrison which aired during Ali Fedotowsky's season of The Bachelorette last summer.
Girardi is currently dating Kahl, who is best remembered for a sincere pledge to "guard and protect" Fedotowsky's heart during the sixth season of The Bachelorette.
Harrison will also return and reclaim his position as host of Bachelor Pad's second season.
Below are the full details on Bachelor Pad's second-season contestants, including ABC's description of what each is memorable for.
- Alli Travis, a 25-year-old buyer from Columbus, OH who previously competed on The Bachelor's fifteenth season
After telling Womack she had trouble picturing herself marrying her previous boyfriend, The Bachelor star reflected on his relationship with Travis and told her he felt the same way about her. Shortly thereafter, she was dismissed.
- Ella Nolan, a 31-year-old hairstylist from Nashville, TN who previously competed on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
Single mom Nolan is still quite upset with Pavelka for sending her home during a two-on-one date. Engaged to be wed, she will come to the pad having called off her wedding.
- Erica Rose, a 28-year-old student from Houston, TX who previously competed on The Bachelor: Rome
Rose's outspokenness proved to be a turn-off for Lorenzo Borghese, but whether she's in it for love or money, Rose will do anything. She'll have her friends Girardi and Kahl by her side, and she may just get what she wants.
- Gia Allemand, a 26-year-old model from New York, NY who previously competed on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
After falling for fifth-season The Bachelorette bachelor Wes Hayden on the first season of Bachelor Pad, Allemand will return to the pad to face Girardi, who is rumored to have come between her and Wes. She'll be thankful to have an ally in Pavelka whom she's formed a friendship with.
- Graham Bunn, a 32-year-old entrepreneur from New York, NY who previously competed on The Bachelorette's fourth season
Bunn is known as the hot heartbreaker from DeAnna Pappas' season who didn't reciprocate her feelings for him.
- Holly Durst, a 28-year-old children's book author from Hollywood, CA who previously competed on The Bachelor: London Calling
Durst was engaged to fellow Bachelor Pad Season 2 contestant, Stagliano, until she broke off the engagement only to realize she'd made a mistake. Just days after the break-up, she ran back to Stagliano, but it was too late and he felt he could no longer trust her. Durst will be ready to find a rebound in the pad.
- Jackie Gordon, a 27-year-old assistant teacher from New York, NY who previously competed on The Bachelor's fifteenth season
Gordon is the girl next door who's not afraid to speak her mind. She's ready for love and will get along well with the guys but will watch her back when it comes to Michelle Money, whom she doesn't trust.
- Jake Pavelka, a 33-year-old pilot from Los Angeles, CA who previously starred on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
Pavelka will return to the site of his infamous post-breakup face-off with Girardi and will see her for the first time since their heated exchange. However, Girardi's new man, Kahl, will be by her side.
- Justin Rego, a 27-year-old salesman from Toronto, Canada who previously competed on The Bachelorette's sixth season
Justin walked off Fedotowsky's season when she confronted him about the voice messages he'd left for his girlfriend back home.
- Kasey Kahl, a 27-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist from Clovis, CA who previously competed on The Bachelorette's sixth season
Kahl is known for getting a tattoo on his wrist to signify to Fedotowsky how he will "guard and protect" her heart. These days, his affection belongs to fellow contestant and girlfriend, Girardi. There may be eight other guys he'll have to contend with, but only one guy he must beat -- Pavelka.
- Kirk DeWindt, a 27-year-old personal trainer from Minneapolis, MN who previously competed on The Bachelorette's sixth season
Dewindt's dad, a taxidermist, gave Fedotowsky a tour of his basement to show off his work. Shortly thereafter, he was dismissed. Dewindt will join the pad with friend and ally Kahl.
- Melissa Schreiber, a 32-year-old waitress from Boca Raton, FL who previously competed on The Bachelor's fifteenth season
Referred to as "the cougar" by her fellow castmates from Womack's season, Schreiber is also known for her heated argument with fellow former fifteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette Raichel Goodyear.
- Michelle Money, a 30-year-old hairstylist from Salt Lake City, UT who previously competed on The Bachelor's fifteenth season
Money may be known as the manipulative seductress from Brad Womack's season, but the men won't mind sharing the pad with her.
- Michael Stagliano, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Sherman Oaks, CA who previously competed on The Bachelorette's fifth season
The impact from his break-up with ex-fiancee and fellow Bachelor Pad contestant, Durst, is still fresh. Stagliano must not only contend with 17 other contestants, but he also will face the prospects of Durst dating other guys.
- Vienna Girardi, an unemployed 25-year-old from Los Angeles, CA who previously competed on The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love
Now dating Kahl, Girardi has since moved on from her messy break-up with Pavelka and their infamous post-breakup TV face-off. Not only will she have to face Pavelka again in the pad, but she must also confront Allemand about their recent history.