Bachelor Pad cast announced; includes “super fans”

ABC has announced the cast of The Bachelor Pad, the men and women who’ve already embarrassed themselves on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and want to get some cash and/or making out of the franchise.

The third-season cast includes Ben Flajnik reject/winner Lindzi Cox, Blakely Jones (of course), double reject Reid Rosenthal, Jillian Harris ex Ed Swiderski, and previous Bachelor Pad winner Michael Stagliano.

This season, there are “super fan” contestants in the mix, kind of like MTV’s Challenge started to bring in “fresh meat.” They include 22-year-old twins from Gainesville, Brittany and Erica Taltos; a Bachelorette recapper (!); a “good ole’ country boy from Georgia” who’s also a SWAT team member; and an MMA fighter with the nickname “Kamikaze.”

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