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Re-Meet ABC's 'Bachelor Pad' Contestants

by Laura Prudom, posted Jun 16th 2010 4:30PM
Craig M. and Jonathan N. - ABCIf this summer just isn't looking catty and scandalous enough for your liking, ABC has a solution.

From the "creative" minds behind 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' comes 'Bachelor Pad' -- a six-episode competition that features alums from our favorite two dating shows as they reembark on the quest for love (and $250,000 -- how romantic!).

The show, hosted by Chris Harrison and Melissa Rycroft, premieres Aug. 9, and it seems that the producers have outdone themselves in gathering together all of the most irritating former contestants under one roof. We have the list after the jump, and we think you'll be surprised at just how familiar some of those faces are ...


According to PEOPLE, our 19 lucky 'Bachelor Pad' competitors are:

Craig Mignon-- Craig Mignon, 'Bachelorette' season Ali: AKA 'Hairman,' the finely-coiffed Canadian who was more interested in stirring up trouble than winning Ali's heart. Arch-nemesis of ...

Jonathan Novack-- Jonathan Novack, 'Bachelorette' season Ali: AKA 'Weatherman,' the weedy Texan whose chicken legs and warbling serenade failed to set Ali's heart alight this season.

Jesse Beck-- Jesse Beck, 'Bachelorette' season Ali: Nice-but-dull contractor with the yummy tattoos and surprising singing voice, now with a buzz-cut! We'll be glad to see more of his abs this summer.

Tenley Molzahan-- Tenley Molzahan, 'Bachelor' season Jake: As the meek runner-up to Vienna for Jake Pavelka's heart, we can't really see her fitting in with this competitive bunch, but perhaps there will be a rose amongst the thorns for our dancing queen.

Wes Hayden-- Wes Hayden, 'Bachelorette' season Jillian: Perhaps the show's greatest villain to date, can the country singer hit the right notes this time around? We're betting not.

Ashley Elmore-- Ashley Elmore, 'Bachelor' season Jake: The perky teacher who was only memorable for wearing a flight attendant costume to impress Jake at the first cocktail party last season.

Eliazbeth Kitt-- Elizabeth Kitt, 'Bachelor' season Jake: After undergoing a blonde makeover, we're hoping the kiss-phobic Elizabeth is planning on being less of a tease on 'Bachelor Pad.'

Natalie Getz-- Natalie Getz, 'Bachelor' season Jason: Bartender Natalie likes "bears." We have nothing to add.

David Good-- David Good, 'Bachelorette' season Jillian: Inventor of the "Man Code," we wonder if David will still be more obsessed with the guys in the house than the girls.

Gia Allemand-- Gia Allemand, 'Bachelor' season Jake: Lovelorn Gia was scorned by Jake (and after meeting her wacky family, perhaps we can't blame him), but we're hoping she finds a honey this time around. Though rumor has it that she recently rekindled things with hockey player Chris Campoli -- maybe she's only in it for the money?

Gwen Giola-- Gwen Giola, 'Bachelor' season Aaron: Apparently, after losing she teamed up with Aaron's ex-fiancee to write the book 'Nobody's Perfect: What to Do When You've Fallen For a Jerk But You Want to Make It Work.' Talk about a woman scorned.

Jesse Kovacs-- Jesse Kovacs, 'Bachelorette' season Jillian: Another Jesse (what would a 'Bachelor' show be without the multiple-name game?), this winemaker is now looking bearded and, dare we say it, much tastier.

Jessie Sulidis-- Jessie Sulidis, 'Bachelor' season Jake: Best known for confronting producer-loving Rozlyn on Jake's 'Women Tell All' special, and not much else.

Krisily Kennedy-- Krisily Kennedy, 'Bachelor' season Charlie: Krisily didn't make many friends when coming in second to Sarah Brice -- we're hoping that trend will continue and be the cause of more catfights.

Juan Barbieri-- Juan Barbieri, 'Bachelorette' season Jillian: "Man Code" violator Juan didn't get on so well with David. Let's see if that feud sparks back up in the 'Bachelor Pad' house.

Michelle Kujawa-- Michelle Kujawa, 'Bachelor' season Jake: Crazy-eyed Michelle terrified Jake and the rest of us last season, but since she "really, really, really" wants a husband, maybe one of these Bachelors could be the guy for her?

Kiptyn Locke-- Kiptyn Locke, 'Bachelorette' season Jillian: Kiptyn stayed solid while Ed and Reid were giving Jillian a rollercoaster, but nice guys always finish last -- we hope that won't be the case this time around.

Nikki Kaapke-- Nikki Kaapke, 'Bachelor' season Jason: Although she was an early exiter in Jason's season, we're keeping our fingers crossed that she'll work a little of the magic that won her the first impression rose, and reacquire a personality in time for this show.

Peyton Right-- Peyton Wright, 'Bachelor' season Andy: Peyton got stuck on a boat third-wheeling it after she was rejected on a two-on-one date by Andy; perhaps this time around, it'll be smoother sailing towards that grand prize.

It all sounds very 'Big Brother' to us, and we kinda like it! With the inclusion of weekly evictions and the possibility of reigniting a few old feuds that were snuffed out too soon, 'Bachelor Pad' sounds like fun summer TV that we just can't miss, no matter how much we might want to.

Are you excited to see some of your favorite crazies back in action, or were these contestants you hoped never to see again? Sound off below!

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Steve

Come on not one black person or any other race. I mean its all white people at least have 1 person that is not white. But then again its the bachelor at least get the black guy that was gone episode 1 damn

June 25 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
myboy1979

Couldn't they do better with the contestants? Those guys are LOSERS. What about the guys from Deanna's season? They were HOT!!!

June 21 2010 at 5:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carla

What is with Melissa that they keep bringing her back? When I found out she was going to be on Dancing with the stars it ruined it for me. Now this? Why? She has a new husband, and her moments of fame. I wont be watching this one, thats for sure.

June 21 2010 at 3:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
abepaula

VOTE for KIPTYN LOCKE!
VOTE for KIPTYN LOCKE!
VOTE for KIPTYN LOCKE!

He is very humble and modest person that I admire his
personality.

June 21 2010 at 2:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alice

Wow, people, if you don't like the show, then just don't watch it! Why do you feel you have to put down the people that do enjoy it.
It's a shame they are bringing back the biggest jerk of all time, Wes. Of course he is probably proud of that which shows what a "great" person he is. People like him do deserve the negative comments like "fame wh*res" because that is all he is.
I do feel sorry for the people like Michelle and Jonathan who are just screwed up but that is why they are having them back. As for Craig and David, I could care less about ever seeing them again.
As for downing ABC, get with it. They are a business just like any other business and they do what it takes to make people watch so they can make money. If people would watch the comedies and dramas they put on they wouldn't have so many reality shows. Unfortunately there are not enough people watching the scripted shows. I hate getting invested in a good show only to see it canceled in no time at all.
And you Melissa haters are just jealous. She got screwed on national TV but has managed to parlay that into a career. Good for her!

June 21 2010 at 2:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bkita

What started off as an interesting show has turned into the Playboy Mansion and not fit for teens to watch since Jillian in the hot tub. With some of the loonies, how can they be screening any of them ? Is is all about ratings now ?

June 21 2010 at 1:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kim Grayson

I realize the producers of this show chose these people for ratings and only want drama, but PLEASE!
Craig and Jonathan hated one another on this season so we all know they will be fighting once again.
Wes supposedly had a girlfriend and was only on the show to promote his singing career.
David Good was a little bit on the crazy side so we will most likely see that again. And, Michelle was the looney girl who "fell in love" with Jake the first night she met him. I only hope I have enough will power not o watch this new show! Shame on you producers!!

June 21 2010 at 1:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mtynster

Craig and Wes should be banned from TV in addition to the nutso Michelle. The weatherman is just a wimp.

June 21 2010 at 12:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rachael

I'm definitely NOT looking forward to Craig or Michelle being on tv again! Saw quite enough of those two crazies!

June 20 2010 at 11:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jethrine

My roommate loves "The Bachelor." My roommate is an idiot, along with the rest of the viewing audience who really believe this show is about love and finding a spouse. That whole thing with Ali last season was nothing more than a setup to bring her back as "The Bachelorette." The participants in this show are as phony as the premise because they're all simply Fame Wh*res. Hey ABC..Why don't you schedule more realistic program such as Disney cartoons?

June 20 2010 at 11:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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