July 29, 2016 05:15 PM

Before arriving for Bachelor in Paradise, former Bachelor contestant Hailey Ferguson was interested in meeting one guy in particular: the infamous Chad Johnson.

“I was definitely interested in getting to know him,” Hailey tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I was hoping he’d come to Paradise to redeem himself and let us know the real him.”

The result? Not so much. “He’s a disaster in Paradise!” says Hailey, whose twin sister Emily is also on the show. “It’s super confusing because off camera he’s a great guy. He’s been through a lot.”

Alcohol might be his kryptonite, the sisters suggest: “He loves his alcohol and his meat,” Hailey says with a laugh.

Adds Emily: “I think he was adding protein to some of that alcohol.”

Bachelor in Paradise season 3 cast
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As for their own love stories in Mexico, “We kept our options open,” says Hailey.

And the sisters did develop a strong bond with costar Nick Viall. “He helped us get out of our comfort zone,” says Emily. “He was like a brother to us. We love him so much!”

ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, one night after the three-hour finale of The Bachelorette on Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

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