The Bachelor in Paradise Canada 2023 cast includes 27 eligible singles, but one of them has a huge fear: commitment. We met the line-up and found out the show’s much-anticipated air date.
Bachelor in Paradise is the popular spin-off to ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The original series is held in the USA, with spin-offs in countries like UK and Greece, and now Canada is launching BIP season 2.
Reality Titbit has all the details you need on each Bachelor in Paradise Canada 2023 cast member, from their ages and fun facts to what they do for work and Instagram handles.
Bachelor in Paradise Canada 2023 cast
- Tessa Tookes
- Shazeeda Gafoor
- Samantha Picco
- Rianna Hockaday
- Quartney Mixon
- Paige Allen
- Nithisha Ketheeswaran
- Meagan Morris
- Matia Marcantuoni
- Marilyn Smith
- Maria Garcia-Sanchez
- Lisa Mancini
- Linda Charlie
- Krissy Kennedy
- Juan Osorio
- Josh Guvi
- Joey Kirchner
- Jake Ondrus
- Godfrey Mangwiza
- Garrett Aida
- Edward Naranjo
- Connor Brennan
- Cole Medders
- Chelsea Vaughn
- Céline Pacquette
- Austin Tinsley
- Ana Cruz
Job: HR strategist
Fun fact: Tessa’s bucket list involves visiting Grand Ole Opry, going to space, and meeting Stevie Nicks.
Tessa is living in Toronto after moving there from New York. She was on The Bachelor season 26 but was eliminated in week 2. She loves romantic gestures and said, “There’s definitely a moment to be extra and romance is IT!”
Job: Yoga instructor and model
Fun fact: Shazeeda once had Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield record a personalized video for a boyfriend.
Shaz is a Caribbean-Canadian model based in London. Shaz works under model management company Peggi Lepage and graduated with an international economics and finance BA degree at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2022.
Fun fact: Sam’s top fears are spiders, tornadoes, and commitment.
Sam was previously in a relationship with co-star Godfrey on Big Brother Canada season 7. They broke up for the first time in late 2019 and therefore this will be her first reality show since the split.
Job: Registered nurse
Fun fact: Rianna is obsessed with Greek mythology!
Rianna was featured on The Bachelor season 26 but was eliminated in week 1. From Texas, she’s been searching for a family-oriented man ever since her first appearance and never hesitates to do something outrageous for a memory.
Job: Supplement brand owner
Fun fact: Quartney knows how to play the baritone.
Quartney was featured on The Bachelorette season 17. He was eliminated in week 4 but his main goal in life is to leave behind a legacy, and he needs a partner who will stand side by side with him and build an empire.
Job: Director of talent acquisition
Fun fact: She’s known as “Party Paige” to her friends!
From Toronto, Paige would choose These Boots Were Made for Walking by Nancy Sinatra as her walk-up song. She’s looking for her Prince Charming and a fresh start on the show.
Job: Insurance company manager
Fun fact: Nithisha describes herself as a huge germophobe.
From Stouffille, Ontario, Nithisha is a “headstrong” contestant who hopes to find a “romantic, adventurous, and emotionally vulnerable man” in Paradise. Her ideal date would be a private country music concert!
Job: Interior designer and actor
Fun fact: Meagan’s most romantic gesture was buying a star for her ex-fiancé.
From Vancouver, Bachelor in Paradise 2023 cast member Meagan works with Connekt Creative as an actor alongside running a design and commercial interior company.
Job: Fitness coach
Fun fact: Matia used to build computers as a hobby when he was younger.
From Toronto and Miami, Matia started his own streetwear brand after an injury took him out of the NHL. He is now “looking for a genuine connection that will stand the test of time” and is inspired by his parents’ 30-year relationship.
Job: Executive Assistant
Fun fact: Marilyn has appeared on two romance novel covers.
From Toronto, Marilyn is “bringing the glam to Paradise” and is on the hunt for “someone honest, funny, empathetic, and emotionally mature.” She’s never had a serious relationship before.
Job: Apparel and textile designer
Fun fact: Maria’s first kiss took place on a bridge in Venice during a high school class trip to Italy.
Bachelor in Paradise Canada 2023 fans may recognize Maria as she starred in season 1. She is searching for “someone with a thirst for knowledge, a positive outlook on life, empathy towards others” and is ready to let her guard down.
Job: Cosplay artist
Fun fact: Lisa can summon squirrels on demand.
Cosplay artist and former Bachelor Canada and Bachelor in Paradise Canada contestant Lisa is back for another chance at finding love. She is “still single and ready to mingle” and is hoping to find a “goal-oriented man.”
Job: Construction worker and model
Fun fact: Linda’s celebrity crush is 50 Cent.
Kenyan and Inuit, Linda works for Mode Models. Having grown up in a small community in Nunavut and being the only black children in their school, Linda and her sister Evangeline Charlie are now role models for their communities.
Fun fact: Krissy’s first kiss was during a game of “spin the bottle” and she was so nervous that she banged heads with the recipient of the kiss.
From Vancouver, Krissy often hangs out in Las Vegas. When she’s back at home, she usually visits her goddaughter and has shared several videos of her wearing her mom’s old dresses on TikTok.
Job: Fitness coach
Fun fact: Juan can beatbox with his hands.
Fitness coach Juan spends his time in both Canada and Columbia and enjoys reading, meditating, and exercising. He’s looking for a “healthy relationship built on love, communication, and trust.”
Fun fact: Josh’s biggest deal-breaker is an inconsistent personality.
Josh is a fresh face on Bachelor in Paradise who is traveling the world and documenting his solo exploration as he goes. He previously studied economics before he began making films!
Job: Actor and model
Fun fact: Joey says the most romantic thing he’s ever done is give someone the last bite of his meal.
Joey is no stranger to cameras, as he played roles on In the Dark and V-Wars in 2019, and a year earlier, crime video Damaged. Now, he’s looking for love among reality TV contestants.
Job: Holistic nutritionist
Fun fact: Jake’s celebrity crush is Megan Fox.
Jake almost lost his life on July 4 2022 after a motorcycle accident. He wrote on Instagram: “I’m truly blessed to be shown and given another chance at this beautiful gift called life. I am forever grateful.”
Fun fact: Godfrey refers to himself as a “King of Finesse” and “undefeated boxing champion.”
Godfrey is looking for a loyal, family-oriented partner and was previously in a relationship with co-star Samantha Picco. He was dating her during his appearance on Big Brother Canada season 7.
Job: Tech CEO
Fun fact: Garrett lists ballroom dancing and spearfishing as two of his hidden talents.
From Salt Lake City, Utah, Garrett starred on The Bachelorette 18 for Michelle Young‘s season but was eliminated in the first week. He dropped out of college to start a successful tech company and spends his free time traveling the world!
Job: Fitness coach
Fun fact: Cheesecake, ice cream, and avocados are the three foods you can always find in Edward’s fridge.
Edward starred in The Bachelorette season 18 but was sent home on week one. Based in Los Angeles, his future partner MUST love dogs because Edward’s pup, Willow, is always by his side.
Fun fact: You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon would be Connor’s walk-up song.
Connor was a contestant on season 17 of The Bachelorette, during Katie Thurston’s season when he dressed as a cat on night one. He was eliminated in week 5 and returned for the 7th season of Bachelor in Paradise.
Job: Adventure guide
Fun fact: Cole is afraid of the deep, open ocean.
Cole starred in Survivor season 35. He was the youngest member of the original Soko tribe. Cole, along with Jessica Johnston and Mike Zahalsky, were the first contestants to win every challenge pre-merge.
Job: Model and content creator
Fun fact: Chelsea says Zendaya would play her in a movie about her life.
From Brooklyn, New York, Chelsea starred on The Bachelor season 25. She was sent packing in week 7 before returning for Bachelor in Paradise season 7. However, she was eliminated from there on week 5.
Job: Flight attendant
Fun fact: Mama’s boys are a deal-breaker for Céline.
From Winnipeg, Céline often travels the world, from Mexico and Texas to Vancouver and Costa Rica. She is either out with her loved ones, in a new country, or working out in the gym!
Job: Real estate agent and personal trainer
Fun fact: Austin’s first kiss happened at a school dance while slow dancing to Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’.
Austin starred in Katie Thurston‘s season of The Bachelorette but was eliminated in week one. Now, he’s joining the Bachelor in Paradise Canada 2023 cast hoping to find his perfect match.
Job: Talent agent
Fun fact: Skydiving and visiting each continent are at the top of Ana’s bucket list.
Montreal-based Ana was on Bachelor in Paradise Canada season 1 and is now back for season 2. Aside from the dating world, she works as a talent agent for DULCEDO Management Group.
Bachelor in Paradise season 2: Air date
The Bachelor in Paradise Canada 2023 cast is at the beach and looking for love! The trailer proves there will be lots of kissing, hot tub action, and pure romance going on in season 2.
Singles from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette franchise will gather on a tropical beach searching for love. The Bachelor’s Kevin Wendt returns as a bartender and Ottawa’s Sharleen Joynt, an alum from Juan Pablo’s season, is host.
It airs on Monday, May 8 2023 at 8/7c and can be watched on Citytv. If you miss the live episodes, you can stream the show any time at the Citytv app, available on IOS and Android, or simply on Citytv.com.
WATCH BACHELOR IN PARADISE CANADA ON CITYTV FROM MONDAY MAY 8 AT 8/7C