'The Bachelor' creator Mike Fleiss announces two more 'The Bachelor Winter Games' bachelor participants
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/10/2017
The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has revealed the identities of two bachelors who will be competing on next year's The Bachelor Winter Games spinoff.
Fleiss took to Twitter this week to reveal that The Bachelor New Zealand's second-season star, Jordan Mauger, and The Bachelorette Canada's first-season winner, Kevin Wendt, will be appearing on The Bachelor Winter Games when it premieres in February 2018 on ABC.
"Meet Jordan, #thebachelor from New Zealand. He is just one of many international cast members competing in The Winter Games," Fleiss tweeted Thursday.
Hours later, the franchise's executive producer tweeted a sexy photo of a shirtless bachelor with long hair and tattoos.
"Here's another," Fleiss wrote above the picture. "The Bachelor Winter Games are coming soon!!!"
It didn't take fans long to realize the second man is Kevin, a Toronto firefighter from Waterloo, Ontario who previously served in the Navy.
Kevin got engaged to The Bachelorette Canada star Jasmine Lorimer during the finale that aired in Fall 2016, but they split five months later. Kevin and Jasmine both announced their breakup on social media in April 2017.
As for Jordan, he starred on Season 2 of The Bachelor New Zealand in early 2016. He picked Fleur Verhoeven in the end over his runner-up Nazanin "Naz" Khanjani when the finale aired on New Zealand television in May 2016.
Two days after the finale aired, Jordan split from Fleur and publicly announced his decision hours later. Jordan eventually confessed to the press that he couldn't decide between his Final 2 ladies while filming the series so he flipped a coin ahead of the final Rose Ceremony.
Peter, however, said on The Morning Breath podcast earlier this week that he has not officially signed on for the spinoff, although he's still considering participating.
Production on The Bachelor Winter Games, which will feature American and international bachelors and bachelorettes of the past competing in winter-themed challenges all the while looking for love, is scheduled to begin in December 2017 in Vermont. ABC announced it had ordered the show back in May.