Last season's winner Michael Stagliano is back for more
Get ready for some drama!
The new cast of ABC’s guilty pleasure Bachelor Pad 3 was announced Thursday morning – and some of the most infamous former contestants from the match-making series are among them.
First off, last season’s winner Michael Stagliano, who witnessed his former fiancée Holly Durst fall in love with Blake Julian during the summer 2011 production, will be back. (Durst and Julian tied the knot on June 2.)
Stagliano is hoping to repeat his victory while competing against current Bachelorette villain Kalon McMahon, who Emily Maynard sent packing on Monday’s show after he referred to her 6-year-old daughter Ricki as “baggage.”
Also setting up house this season: Ed Swiderski, who proposed to season five Bachelorette star Jillian Harris, and Reid Rosenthal.
In addition to well-known former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, five “super fans,” who were selected from an open casting call held earlier this year, will move into the mansion for a shot at the $250,000 grand prize.
The rest of the cast includes:
• Ryan Hoag (Bachelorette season 4, DeAnna Pappas)
• Nick Peterson (Bachelorette season 7, Ashley Hebert)
• Tony Pieper (Bachelorette season 8, Emily Maynard)
• Lindzi Cox (Bachelor season 16, Ben Flajnik)
• Blakely Jones (Bachelor season 16, Ben Flajnik)
• Sarah Newlon (Bachelor, Season 11, Brad Womack)
• Jamie Otis (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
• Erica Rose (Bachelor, Season 9, Prince Lorenzo Borghese)
• Jaclyn Swartz (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
• Rachel Trueheart (Bachelor, Season 16, Ben Flajnik)
The final cast member will be announced at a later date as he is currently competing for Emily Maynard’s affection on The Bachelorette.
The “super fans” joining the cast include twin sisters Brittany and Erica Taltos (who will compete as one contestant), Paige Vigil, Donna Zitelli, Chris Bain and David Mallet.
Bachelor Pad‘s two-hour season three premiere airs Monday, July 23 on ABC at 8 pm EST.