Wait, what? Bachelor in Paradise alum Chad Johnson admitted that he slid into Cassie Randolph‘s direct messages before she appeared on Colton Underwood‘s season of The Bachelor.

“Funny story … I was sending all these girls messages because, at the time, I was working on … building companies for people that were on the show,” the reality stud explained during an appearance on The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro. “I went to go send Cassie [Randolph] a message, and at some point, I had DMed her. I don’t know, it was just like one of those heart eyes, or like a heart or something.”

He later admitted that the business fizzled out because “the company I was working with bailed on me.” How did he even find the blonde beauty’s page? Basically, it was just a completely random occurrence. “I don’t know, she’s a hot girl in Huntington Beach,” the podcast host shrugged.

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“Trust me that’s not that rare for me,” the Ex on the Beach star joked after he was pressed about sending a random woman a heart on social media. Surprisingly, nothing came from the innocent emoji-laced message. When asked if she responded, Chad divulged, “Apparently not. How rude, right? The way I think of it, she probably was about to go on the show.”

Obviously, Cassie did end up becoming a front-runner this season. Fans just watched her dramatic exit that caused Colton to jump the fence during the March 4 episode. The California native told the former football player that she was flooded with doubts and wasn’t sure if she could get to a place emotionally where she was ready to get engaged.

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“The last thing I’m going to do is give up. The last thing I’m going to do is walk away from this relationship … I’m sitting here telling you I’m in love with you,” Colton pleaded through teary eyes. “I care for you. I love you. I want you to be at the end of this, engagement or not … I feel that strongly about you.” His revelations shocked fans but Cassie still decided to leave.

The finale of The Bachelor airs on March 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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