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Everything We Learned From The New ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Trailer


If you were hardcore #TeamPeter and you cried like a small child dropping their ice cream cone last night during that heartbreaking scene between Rachel and Peter, I have something new and Bachelor related to take your mind off of the heartbreak.

The past is in the past (aka 12 hours ago) so now instead of being upset about our gap-toothed dreamboat Peter, I am going to deeply analyze everything that happened in the new Bachelor in Paradise trailer.

The trailer starts off showing Corinne and DeMario meeting, hanging out and production being shut down. This confirms what some people already suspected: rather than editing out Corinne and DeMario, they are exploiting real problems like sexual assault for TV ratings. Great job, ABC. (Sarcasm, in case you couldn’t tell.)

After that little part is shown, we get into the real drama of Paradise with all the hookups and fights. Because I am mourning the loss of Peter and Rachel, I am going to take this time to look in-depth at this commercial to hold us all over until the premiere next Monday, August 14.

First, let’s look at who seems to be hooking up.

Christen & Daniel

Screenshot from YouTube

If you don’t particularly care about these two people or even remember them, you are not alone. I had to Google Christen and then literally typed in “Canadian guy from The Bachelorette” to find Daniel. Christen was on Nick Viall’s season and Daniel was on Jojo Fletcher’s season and this is his second time on Paradise. While these two seem to be a more boring coupling, it might get more interesting later because Christen is a virgin. Someone in the trailer literally says, “it isn’t Paradise without a virgin,” and later in the trailer, it shows them potentially making a sex tape? So, I guess that is pretty interesting.

Jasmine & Matt

Screenshot from YouTube

Here we see Jasmine doing what she is best known for — trying to choke adult men on national TV, which you may remember is what she tried to do to Nick Viall, who was NOT feeling it and sent her home that same day last season. Well, it seems like she might have found love on Paradise with Matt from Rachel’s season but the footage of them mostly seems like it’s just of them rubbing up on each other so we’re really not too sure.

Sarah & Adam

Screenshot from YouTube

Adam Jr.’s dad might have found love!! From the trailer, Sarah and Adam seem to be the steadiest relationship in Paradise and say that they are going “all in.” Sarah is from Nick’s season and Adam is from Rachel’s. I hate to say it, but Adam does look like 100 times more attractive in this Paradise trailer than on Rachel’s season. That tan is working for you, buddy.

Derek & Taylor

Screenshot from YouTube

I was always a fan of Derek, but I really think I am the only one because I have had people rant to me about the “pity rose” that he got on Jojo’s season. I don’t know how I feel about him saying that he is falling in love with Taylor. I guess if these kids can make it work then great for them. Cheers guys, sorry I don’t have many feelings about this.

Wells & Puppets

Screenshot from YouTube

I am not exaggerating when I say that Wells is not pictured with anyone in the trailer except for these puppets. I am in love with Wells so I am not mad at the fact that he isn’t hooking up with anyone because he can come find me but it’s also a tad odd. He also is apparently just the DJ at Paradise and not technically one of the contestants but does that mean that in his free time he is locked in a room with these puppets instead of socializing with others? I have no idea but I guess we will find out next week.

The other great part about Paradise is the love triangles and this year seems to be no different.

Dean, Danielle & Kristina

Screenshot from YouTube

Screenshot from YouTube

As Ashley I. once said on her podcast (yes, I listen to it, okay!!) Dean is the Jack Dawson or the Harry Styles of The Bachelor franchise, so it is no surprise that he has his pick of the ladies at Paradise. Will he end up with D. Lo or Kristina? My vote is for Kristina because she stole my heart on Nick’s season.

Amanda, Robby & Raven

Screenshot for YouTube

Screenshot from YouTube

Oh, Robby, your hair looks even worse than before! This is just too typical that I honestly don’t even care about this love triangle already and the show hasn’t even started yet. Plus, Robby and Amanda were already seen together holding hands a week ago so we kinda know how it ends. Sorry Paradise, you didn’t get us this time.

Luckily for all of us, we only have six days until we get to see the drama unfold. Start making that sangria and cancel all your plans because this show is time-consuming. We are almost there!

Shivani Gonzalez is an editorial intern at College Candy. Originally from Upstate New York but going to school in Canada, Shivani is pursuing a BA in Political Studies from Queen's University. Most importantly, she is obsessed with all things pop culture.