In a recently released Bachelor in Paradise Season 6 sneak peek, fans are already falling deeper in love with contestant John Paul Jones. The blonde heartthrob was a previous contestant on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette this year, and in that short amount of time has already become a Bachelor Nation favorite.
Fans first met Jones when he was courting Brown for the final rose this summer and quickly fell in love with him, and it looks as though fans are falling even more in love just based off of the sneak peek of Bachelor in Paradise. The Bachelor spinoff welcomes former contestants to a villa in Mexico, where they live and go on dates in an attempt to meet the love of their life. This upcoming cast is full of veterans from The Bachelorette and The Bachelor franchises, some of whom are fan favorites, and other’s that are… not quite.
Jones may not have made it very far on Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, but his good looks and laid-back demeanor quickly made him a fan favorite. Bachelor Nation criticized Brown for sending the 24-year-old home instead of this season’s villain, Luke P., whom she eventually sent packing after he sex-shamed her on TV. While Jones seems to have won the hearts of Bachelor Nation, another contestant, presumed nice guy Blake Horstmann, is being labeled as this season’s villain. Horstmann, who was a runner-up on Becca Kufrin’s season, finds himself in a love triangle (technically more of a love pentagon) with contestants Kristina Shulman, Tayshia Adams, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, and Hannah Godwin. In the new clip, he’s seen crying to the cameras as he says, “This is real life.”
After reportedly hooking up with the women before and during the show, Horstmann finds himself in the center of the drama. Jones confronts Horstmann’s questionable behavior towards women in an argument, yelling, “You take advantage of women!” Jones standing up for women had instantly made the fans swoon, with one fan commenting, “JPJ being heated at someone for ‘taking advantage of women’? That’s… kinda hot, not gonna lie.” Fans are now eager to follow Jones’ journey on Bachelor in Paradise to see if he finds love, and some fans have already started writing their messages of support in the comments of the new teaser, writing, “OH MY GOD JPJ IS IN THIS SEASON! I love him,” while another fan commented, “We must protect JPJ AT ALL COST!!!!”
Fans will have to wait a little longer to find out whether or not any of the eligible bachelorettes at the resort love Jones as much as they do. Until then, there’s plenty of Bachelor Nation drama to catch up on in the meantime. Fans will have to see if the women choose Horstmann, the bad boy player, or Jones, the fan-favorite who stands up for women. Nothing is certain on the Bachelor in Paradise beaches, but one thing is for sure: there are plenty of fans at home that will be cheering on Jones.
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Bachelor in Paradise Season 6 premieres August 5 at 8pm EST on ABC.