The 'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 9 Cast Is *Full* Of Familiar Faces (2024)

This might just be the *most* dramatic season yet.

By Korin Miller

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It might be hard to believe, but it’s already time for another season of Bachelor in Paradise. While The Bachelor and Bachelorette can sometimes feel a bit more curated, BiP is the place where former contestants get to let their hair down a little more. The cast usually has one season (or more) of reality TV under their belts, and they come ready to find lasting love.

As in previous seasons, Jesse Palmer will host, and Wells Adams will play bartender-slash-pseudo therapist. You can also expect to see plenty of people lounging around on those cool beach beds, running from crabs, and generally having a ton of fun as they start to couple up.

Of course, everyone is excited to meet the new batch of contestants and how they interact with each other. And with all the buzz about The Golden Bachelor premiere (!!!) ahead of BiP on Thursday, you may have missed who will actually be showing up on the sandy beaches for season 9.

Here’s a full rundown on all 18 cast members, along with their Instagrams.


Rachel Recchia

This name is one you've probably seen before! That's because Rachel, 27, has been through the Bachelor Nation ringer. The pilot first starred on Clayton Echard's season, then got her own season of The Bachelorette with Gabby Windey. Maybe the third time’s the charm?

Instagram: @pilot.rachel


Aaron Bryant

Aaron is a software salesman living in California. This 30-year-old hunk starred on Charity Lawson's season of The Bachelorette. Aaron was eliminated, came back, and was eliminated again. Rough.

Instagram: @aaronrbryant


Blake Moynes

The 33-year-old reality TV star is now famous for popping up literally everywhere in Bachelor Nation. Will he be on The Golden Bachelor, too? IDK.

He originally appeared on Clare Crawley, Tayshia Adams, and Katie Thurston's seasons.

When Blake's not hanging out on reality TV shows, he has been busy working with his nonprofit, Mowgli Moynes Fund, in South Africa. The nonprofit supports animal education and awareness as well as "funds wildlife conservation organizations and charities," per People.

Instagram: @blakemoynes

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Brooklyn Willie

This 26-year-old from Mineola, Texas, was eliminated on Zach Shallcross’ season right before hometowns because Zach said he didn’t feel confident in their relationship. Here's hoping she finds someone who feels super certain about her on the beach!

Brooklyn works as a lab designer for an oral surgery practice, but she dreams of being a cowgirl, per Bach Nation Wiki. Yeehaw!

Instagram: @brooklynwillie


Aaron Schwartzman

The 34-year-old firefighter from San Diego, CA, was also on Charity’s season and was eliminated after week three. Aaron travels a ton and has a cute Golden Retriever named Milly. Dog mom, anyone?

Instagram: @aaron.schwartzman

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Cat Wong

I present yet another one of Zach Shallcross' contestants. Cat, 27, was eliminated early on, in week two.

Her IG bio says she's an artist, actor, and dancer. But is she ready to be a wife, too? Only time will tell.

Instagram: @cat_carter20


Eliza Isichei

Remember the hot mess that was Clayton Echard’s season? Eliza, now 27, was there for all that—and she was eliminated in week six.

The marketing manager from Tampa certainly seems like she would be quite a catch.

Instagram: @elizaisichei


Greer Blitzer

Greer appeared on The Bachelor season 27, a.k.a. Zach Shallcross’ season. She tested positive for COVID during the show, which kept her from getting too close to Zach.

The resurfacing of problematic, racist old tweets where Greer defended blackface also caused a lot of issues during Zach's season. She later apologized for her actions.

Instagram: @cheerio_greerio

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Jess Girod

The 24-year-old was eliminated by Zach before hometowns after questioning why she was the only one who hadn’t gotten a one-on-one date.

Before coming on Zach's season, Jess graduated from Florida State in 2021, and went on to work in merchandising at Neiman Marcus in Orlando, Florida, per Hollywood Life.

Instagram: @jessicagirod


Kat Izzo

Kat was portrayed as a villain on Zach Shallcross’s season, but this 27-year-old has blamed it on the post-production editing process.

Kat is a registered nurse from Tampa, and yes, she kinda sorta looks like Julia Roberts. She has previously said she wants to have a big family, so whoever she ends up with will probably have to be down with having lots of kids.

Instagram: @katizzzo


Kylee Russell

Kylie, a 25-year-old postpartum nurse from Charlotte, NC, was eliminated in week five of Zach’s season. But trust she's been having fun in the interim.

Instagram: @kyleeemarie

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Mercedes Northup

Mercedes is a nonprofit case manager from Iowa who loves country music and hates cooking, per Bachelor Nation Wiki. The 25-year-old was sent home by Zach during a virtual rose ceremony in London (due to COVID). Ouch.

Instagram: @mercedesnorthup


Olivia Lewis

Olivia was eliminated in week one of Zach’s season, so you may have zero idea who she is. She’s 25 years old, and is a patient care technician from Churchville, NY. Fingers crossed her stay in Paradise is a little longer this time!

Instagram: @itslivlew


Peter Cappio

Dubbed the second “Pilot Pete,” this 34-year-old pilot was eliminated from Charity’s season during week one. Apparently, he's addicted to chapstick and pickleball, per Bachelor Nation Wiki. Peter is originally from Armonk, New York.


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Samantha Jeffries

Samantha works as an occupational therapist, and is originally from Ohio.

The 28-year-old seemingly disappeared from Clayton’s season after the first episode. She later explained in an edited Instagram post that she just didn’t feel a connection with Clayton and self-eliminated.

Instagram: @samcjeffries


Sean McLaughlin

The 26-year-old from Charity’s season was eliminated before hometowns. In a promo for this upcoming season, he's getting a smooch from someone, so it definitely seems like things go better this time around.

“I think getting hurt, being caught in a love triangle, is going to be a big fear of mine,” Sean says in the promo.

Instagram: @seanymclaughlin


Will Urena

Will is one of the few guys who isn’t actually from Charity’s season. The 31-year-old was on Michelle Young's season and was sent packing during week four.

The real estate agent hasn't been super active on the 'gram since his time in the spotlight, but perhaps he will make a social media return soon.

Instagram: @illmaticwill

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Korin Miller

Korin Miller is a freelance writer specializing in general wellness, sexual health and relationships, and lifestyle trends, with work appearing in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, Glamour, and more. She has a master’s degree from American University, lives by the beach, and hopes to own a teacup pig and taco truck one day.

The 'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 9 Cast Is *Full* Of Familiar Faces (2024)


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