The uber-dramatic Bachelor in Paradise finale brought crabs galore, overflowing drinks, and not one, not two, but three touching proposals. Truly: How could we ask for more?
Throughout season seven, around 40 Bachelor Nation singles were looking for love on the beach in Mexico. (The Playa Escondida resort and the infamous boom boom room just made it through another Bachelor in Paradise vacay.)
Whether you're a long-time Paradise viewer or this is your first trip to the beach, there's plenty of time to catch up on the dramatic rose ceremonies and heartbreaking self-eliminations. Here are all of the contestants who have gone home on Bachelor in Paradise so far this season:
The three-hour finale episode saw plenty of Paradisians leave the beach single, including a few fan faves.
Noah Erb and Abigail Heringer
As the BiP prom wrapped up, Noah and Abigail Heringer ended their big cliffhanger from last episode with a deep conversation about their relationship. Abigail told Noah she was falling in love with him, but he explained that he just didn't feel the same way anymore. Minutes later, Noah jumped in a black SUV without even a quick goodbye to his fellow beach bros (bummer, dude). After commiserating with her fellow Paradise gals, Abigail also said goodbye to the Playa Escondida and left the beach separately.
That mini love triangle with Chelsea, Aaron Clancy, and Ivan Hall imploded this week—big time. After making what seemed like great connections with both guys, Chelsea was left hanging at the rose ceremony when Aaron gave his bloom to Tia Booth. Since Ivan self-eliminated last week, that meant Chelsea's time on BiP ended at the last rose ceremony.
Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs
Becca showed her vulnerable side this week when she admitted to Thomas that she was nervous their relationship wouldn't hold up off-camera. After two failed engagements, Becca said she's looking to make the third last—so she broke things off at the beginning of the finale.
"I feel like sometimes it's too good to be true, and that scares me," she explained. "After all of this, I think what's best for both of us is to not continue and not go to the Fantasy Suite." Not even tears on Thomas' part could persuade her to give things another chance, so the couple parted ways and left the beach in matching SUVs.
"You know what they say… Third time’s a charm," she wrote in the caption. "I’m sorry for breaking up with you on national television, but I’ll take every day to make it up to you, Tommy. Thanks for making my heart smile far more than it ever has. Now time to start this real life." Ah-dorable.
Ed Waisbrot and Mykenna Dorn
The beach's newest couple (literally brand new, as of last week) didn't exactly see eye-to-eye. After some pleading on Ed's part to try and convince Mykenna to stay, she just wasn't feeling it. "I think there's just something missing for me," she said. "I don't think that I can be what you are looking for." A little later, the duo left the beach, and Serena Pitt was all of us when she commented, "I don't think this is a shock to anyone."
Poor Anna was also jilted by her new lover, James, after telling him she wanted to see where their connection could go back home. James explained that he didn't see a future for them, and Anna said she felt like he led her on. The result? Anna had no choice but to book a one-way ticket home alone.
Despite parting ways on less than pleasant terms, James found someone else to leave the beach with (more on that in a sec).
James Bonsall and Aaron Clancy
It was the bromance to end all bromances. It was James and Aaron! In a wholesome twist, James begged Aaron Clancy to leave the beach with him in style. "We came in together, we gotta ride out together," James said. "Let's do it, bro." It would be touching—except for Aaron's abrupt breakup with Tia Booth first.
Tia, meanwhile, wasn't so keen on Aaron dropping her to ride off into the Paradise sunset with James. "F--- this place! F--- this beach! F--- these dudes!" she huffed while rolling her suitcase through the sand. "I'm never coming here again." Maybe Wells can cheer her up before she gets on her flight home?
Not everyone got to attend Paradise prom. Before the big dance kicked off, this week's rose ceremony saw three guys leave the island, plus another super tense self-elimination.
In the middle of a heated argument with Aaron Clancy over his relationship with Chelsea Vaughn, Wells pulled Ivan away for a chat. Turns out, after the intense hurricane evacuation last week, Ivan cheated the Paradise process by visiting Alexa Caves from Peter Weber's Bachelor season in her hotel room.
It sounds like Alexa was supposed to arrive on the beach in a future episode, but Ivan snuck over to her room before she became Paradise-official. The two really seemed to hit it off, though. A disappointed Wells encouraged Ivan to explain what happened to his cast mates, resulting in a sad break-up with Chelsea and a self-elimination on Ivan's part.
At this week's rose ceremony, Tia Booth made the tough choice between tattoo daddy Blake Monar and bro-in-a-box James Bonsall. After Blake failed to impress her with any grand gestures (or thoughts of one) on the beach, she sent him back home to Phoenix, Arizona, empty-handed.
Demar was another late arrival this season who definitely caught some of the ladies' eyes. He shared a pretty cute body-painting date with model Chelsea, but that wasn't enough to nab a rose. As a result, Demar headed home to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Joe Park
While Dr. Joe's time on the beach was pretty short, he definitely made his mark. He and Natasha almost connected on their one-on-one date, but Brendan Morais got in their way from afar. The doc headed right back to New York City, New York.
Even after a tropical storm halted production and threatened to stop all the drama in its tracks, there was still time for one contestant to hit the road.
This week's episode kicked off with what just might be one of the top ten most heartbreaking moments in Bachelor Nation history: Kendall and Grocery Store Joe's goodbye. After commiserating with Wells at the bar, Kendall was honest with Joe about how hard their breakup has been for her.
"I loved the way that we used to be. I still feel like you are my best friend, you know?" she told him. "You were a big part of my life, and I'm always gonna care about you," Joe responded. (Me? In tears.)
Then, a devastated Kendall said her goodbyes, made her way to the self-elimination SUV, and left the beach alone.
Joe Amabile led the interrogation team to get to the bottom of pre-Paradise 'ships and who's really there for the right reasons. Plus, a real-deal rose ceremony meant more ladies were on the chopping block. Thanks to Wells Adams, Natasha got to stick around at least another week after her breakup.
Brendan Morais and Pieper James
Brendan and Pieper were the center of this season's biggest controversy. After chatting a bit too freely about increasing their follower counts in Paradise, (spoiler, it backfired and they lost tons of followers) the two were under fire from fans and fellow contestants alike. Brendan and Pieper still maintained their innocence, but decided to leave the beach together after a pretty anti-climactic speech.
It was back to Milford, Massachusetts, for 31-year-old commercial roofer and home to Happy Valley, Oregon, for the 24-year-old. If you're curious how Brendan and Pieper are faring as a duo post-Paradise, Reality Steve has shared all the deets.
Demi, 26, got a ton of screen time while on the beach this season. She found herself in the midst of love triangles (squares?). If there was drama, this interior designer from Red Oak, Texas, was usually nearby. But after her steamy fling with Kenny ended in heartbreak, Demi left the Playa Escondida resort without a rose or an engagement ring.
Poor Tammy's 26th birthday ended in heartbreak (and a cupcake feast for one). Thomas Jacobs chose to pursue former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin after their one-on-one date and broke up with Tammy. This house flipper went back to Syracuse, New York. But, at least she had a sweet snack for the road.
It seemed to all go down hill after Jessenia chose Chris Conran over Ivan Hall. Chris connected with Alana and self-eliminated, leaving Jessenia without a rose. Meanwhile, Ivan moved onto Kendall Long. So, the 28-year-old social media marketer from San Antonio, Texas, grabbed a seat on the first flight back home.
Deandra's time in Paradise also came to an end this week. The 25-year-old home care coordinator from Plano, Texas, just couldn't seem to make any of her connections stick. She bestowed a friendship rose last week, but none of the guys returned the favor to save her.
This week, a V.I.P. party hosted by Tituss Burgess led to some serious shakeups.
Chris, 28, was already under fire this week for going on a date with newcomer Alana Milne. After causing Jessenia Cruz to break up with Ivan Hall, Chris then went on a date with Alana—with plenty of pushback from the other guys. After denying that he and Alana dated before Paradise, this landscape design salesman self-eliminated and made his way back to Salt Lake City, Utah, without waiting for a rose ceremony.
Alana was just one of the four ladies who arrived at the V.I.P. party ready to make waves. The 27-year-old photographer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, immediately hit it off with Chris Conran, but it wasn't built to last. After just one date, Alana told Chris she didn't want a serious relationship, packed her bags, and left the beach. (She wouldn't even let him get the same car on the way to the airport, which, ouch.)
Connor B. seems to have struck out on the beach this time around. The 29-year-old math teacher from Nashville, Tennessee, arrived in Mexico fresh from his breakup with Bachelorette Katie Thurston ready to start all over. After a brief fling with Maurissa Gunn that ended the minute Riley Cooper showed up, Connor quickly exited the beach without a rose.
(But one fan on TikTok spotted him in Nashville casually hanging out with fellow contestant Victoria Paul, per People—so stay tuned for updates on that, I guess?)
Karl fell head over heels for Deandra Kanu, but she didn't feel the same way. When Deandra accepted a date from Chasen Nick, Karl got a little too competitive with the other contestants. Arguing over Mai Tais wasn't his ticket to week four, though, so the 34-year-old motivational speaker was sent back home to Miami, Florida.
Chasen's time on season seven was off to a promising start—but most of his could-be relationships fell flat on the sand. He seemed like a perfect match for Deandra, until she chose Ivan Hall over him. The other ladies left uncoupled gave their roses to new flames, so this 33-year-old IT account executive hopped a flight back to San Diego, California.
Tre, 26, and Tahzjuan were a fan favorite couple from the beginning of this season. (Because uncles are the best matchmakers!) Sadly, in episode five, Tre let Tahzjuan know he wasn't really feeling that special Paradise spark anymore. The software engineer from Covington, Georgia, left the beach on his own terms before the rose ceremony even started.
Tahzjuan, 25, kept it real on the beach, but she didn't stick around long after Tre left. The business development associate from Castle Pines, Colorado, checked out without saying goodbye—so Wells Adams let everyone know she wouldn't be handing out a bloom at the rose ceremony.
This week, the men gave out roses to the ladies—with a shocking self-elimination twist.
Victoria, 28, seemed to be on Paradise for the right reasons until some of the other contestants noticed something was a little off. After forgetting "the guy she was vibing with" James Bonsall's name (more than once), a few of the others got to talking about Victoria's maybe boyfriend back home in Alexandria, Louisiana.
When the other contestants confronted her, Victoria decided to self-eliminate. While she didn't admit to having a secret beau outright, the nurse's final confessional seemed pretty suspicious: "I realized I don't have to search for what I already have at home," she said.
Kelsey arrived on the scene this season ready to redeem herself after #champagnegate and a not-so-happy ending on Peter's Bachelor season. She didn't inhale bubbly this time, but she didn't stay long on the beach. After almost fainting during an intense moment in the rose ceremony, this 30-year-old nurse had no choice but to go home to Des Moines, Iowa.
Serena C., 25, didn't make the splash she was hoping for this season. (She did use some solid moves in her attempt to sway Aaron Clancy.) But, without a serious connection with any of her fellow contestants, this flight attendant jet-setted back home to San Francisco without a rose.
Surprisingly, the ~goddess energy~ wasn't enough to keep Victoria in Mexico for very long. Her approach of waiting for men to come up to her didn't go over so well with anyone, so this 28-year-old was sent home to Los Angeles, California.
Yep, the first host also hopped in the van and said his farewells to the beach during week two. He's just the first of many celeb hosts set to guide the beach guests along their journey to find love.
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