Looking for Love! Meet the Season 7 Cast of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ — Photos, Premiere Date and More

Almost ~paradise!~ The cast for season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise has been announced, and there are tons of eligible singles heading to the beach in 2021. 

The new season didn’t happen in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, but ABC executive Robert Mills told Variety in January the network was “hell-bent” on making the Bachelor spinoff happen this year. 

The premiere date for season 7 is Monday, August 16, and is sandwiched between Katie Thurston‘s finale of The Bachelorette and the premiere of season 18 starring Michelle Young on October 19. 

The show usually films south of the border at the Playa Escondida Resort in Sayulita, Mexico. This season seemingly followed suit with the network confirming it took place “in a romantic resort” south of the border in a press release in July.

Although he is not on the original cast list, Dr. Joe Park was the first season 7 contestant announced on January 8. The NYC anesthesiologist posted on his Instagram Story about receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. “We’ve got ourselves a vaccinated Paradisian!!!” Robert wrote via Twitter while sharing Joe’s photo. It’s possible he will step foot on the beach during the upcoming weeks. 

The contestant first appeared on Clare Crawley’s season of The Bachelorette and stuck around as a contestant after Tayshia Adams stepped in as the new leading lady following Clare and Dale Mossengagement. Needless to say, Joe is handsome, smart and a total catch!

There have been many long-lasting Bachelor Nation couples to come out of ParadiseJade Roper and Tanner Tolbert got married after season 2 and have three children together. Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt fell head over heels on season 5. Despite a brief split before the finale, they got engaged in September 2019 and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby No. 1, who is due in November 2021. 

During season 6, Hannah Godwin and Dylan Barbour got engaged. They are not yet married but bought a house together in San Diego, California. Caelynn Miller-Keyes and Dean Unglert left the show midseason as boyfriend and girlfriend and are still dating

Hopefully, the season 7 stars have the same luck. If you can’t wait until the finale, see engagement spoilers here.

Keep scrolling to meet the contestants!