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The 3rd season of Bachelor in Paradise premiered on August 2, 2016.

Chris Harrison will reprise his role from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette as host of the show.

The winners of the third season were Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, Grant Kemp and Lace Morris, and Josh Murray & Amanda Stanton.


As with the previous season, filming took place in the town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico.

Casting and contestants[]

Lace Morris from the 20th season of The Bachelor was the first confirmed contestant for this season. The rest of the cast was announced on June 8, 2016 with returning Bachelor and Bachelorettes contestants.


Future appearances[]

Nick Viall will be the bachelor on season 21 of The Bachelor.

Elimination chart[]

Place Contestant Week
1 2 3 4 5 6
1-6 Amanda Date Date In In Date In Stay
Josh Wait Date In Last Date In Stay
Carly In Date In Date In In Stay
Evan In Date In Date In In Stay
Lace In In Date In In In Stay
Grant In In Date In In In Stay
7-8 Nick Date Last Date In In In Split
Jen Wait Date In In In Split
9-10 Ashley Wait Out Date Last Split
Wells Wait Date Date Split
11-13 Jami Wait Out
Lauren Wait Out
Tiara Wait Out
14 Brett Wait Date Quit
15 Shushanna Wait Quit
16 Izzy In In Date In Quit
17-18 Jared Date In Date Date Quit
Caila Wait Date Date Quit
19-21 Carl Wait Out
Daniel In In Date Out
Ryan Wait Out
22-23 Emily In In In Quit
Haley In Date Last Quit
24 Vinny In In Date Quit
25 Sarah Last Date Out
26-27 Brandon Wait Out
Christian Wait Out
28-29 Jubilee Out
Leah Out
30 Chad Out
The contestant is male.
The contestant is female.
The contestant went on a date and gave out a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant went on a date and got a rose at the rose ceremony.
The contestant gave or received a rose at the rose ceremony, thus remaining in the competition.
The contestant received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and received the last rose.
The contestant went on a date and was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated by production.
The contestant had a date and voluntarily left the show.
The contestant voluntarily left the show.
The couple broke up and were eliminated.
The couple decided to stay together and won the competition.
The contestant had a wait before appearing in paradise.


No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1, part 1" August 2, 2016
Season 3 begins with the cast arriving on the shores of Playa Escondida in Sayulita, Mexico, and getting acquainted. Later, the first date goes to Jubilee and she shares an intimate dinner with Jared. Back at the house, an unhinged hunk refuses to calm down and offends everyone.
2 "Week 1, part 2" August 8, 2016
One bachelor is forced to exit paradise early and insults Chris Harrison and his cast mates on his way out. Back at the house, everyone celebrates his departure as they get back to finding love.
3 "Week 2, part 1" August 9, 2016
Things heat up when the women are given the power; a few couples establish their relationships and aren't afraid to show it; one bachelor gets annoyed when an aggressive suitor steals his lady.
4 "Week 2, part 2" August 15, 2016
A newly single bachelor makes a desperate plea for the heart of a taken woman; the unattached guys try to bring their A-game to the cocktail party so they won't be sent home.
5 "Week 3, part 1" August 16, 2016
A drama queen arrives in paradise and discovers her ex has met someone else and she's forced to watch from the sidelines as he finds love with another woman.
6 "Week 3, part 2" August 22, 2016
A frustrated bachelor continues to deal with the emotional breakdown of his crying ex who is unable to move on from him; four single ladies look to the remaining bachelor wild card for their chance to secure a rose.
7 "Week 4, part 1" August 23, 2016
A bachelor ends his relationship with a fickle bachelorette and leaves Paradise; a popular couple return to Paradise and deliver a date card that stirs up drama for two couples.
8 "Week 4, part 2" August 29, 2016
The cast welcomes a hotly anticipated arrival who asks a desperate bachelorette for a date; insecurities test one couple's limits and cause them to reconsider their relationship.
9 "Week 5, part 1 "August 30, 2016
A bachelorette decides to leave Paradise after a confrontation with a jealous woman. Meanwhile, a passive bachelor takes control of his heart and decides to leave to pursue love with his Paradise connection, which leaves a jealous woman shocked and tearful that her plan to get rid of her competition backfired.
10 "Week 5, part 2" September 5, 2016
A new arrival is disappointed to learn all the men are already paired up; a disinterested bachelor leaves a fickle woman heartbroken so she exits Paradise in hopes of winning back the man she spurned; a handsome hairdresser sends himself home during the rose ceremony and leaves three women without roses; a struggling suitor ends things with his emotional bachelorette who leaves Paradise again without the man of her dreams.
11 "Finale" September 6, 2016
Season 3 ends with engagements and heartbreaks. One panicked bachelor voices his concerns to a devastated bachelorette; one vulnerable woman worries that her reserved guy may not reciprocate her feelings; a Southern gentleman introduces his mom to his surprised lady love but she tells them to take it slow.

Where are they now?[]

Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton ended their engagement in December 2016.

Lace Morris and Grant Kemp announced their split on November 28, 2016.

Lace Morris is currently in a relationship with Ryan Nelson and they are expecting their first child in March 2024.

Carly Waddell and Evan Bass were married in June 2017, in a beach ceremony in Puerta Vallarta. They have two children, Isabella "Bella" (February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15) (age 6)) and Charles "Charlie" (November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) (age 4)). On December 23, 2020, they announced they are separating.

Wells Adams is married to actress Sarah Hyland.

Ashley Iaconetti began a relationship with Kevin Wendt whom she met on The Bachelor Winter Games. They broke up shortly after the show ended.

In May 2018, after nearly three years of "will they or won't they?", Ashley and Jared announced that they were dating. They got engaged on June 17, 2018, in Mexico, while filming for the 5th season of Bachelor in Paradise. They were married on August 11, 2019 in Rhode Island. They have a son, Dawson (January 31, 2022 (2022-01-31) (age 2)).

Nick was engaged to Vanessa Grimaldi. On August 25, 2017, Nick and Vanessa announced that they had decided to end their engagement. He briefly dated actress January Jones. He is engaged to Nathalie Joy Stephens and they are expecting their first child.

Caila began dating Nick Burrello in 2017. She announced their engagement on January 5, 2020. They got married on May 29, 2021. They have a daughter, Teddi (March 30, 2023 (2023-03-30) (age 1)).

Lauren got engaged to Doug in December 2019. They were married on September 20, 2020. They have two children, Palmer (May 27, 2021 (2021-05-27) (age 3)) and Douglas (May 25, 2023 (2023-05-25) (age 1)).

Daniel was in a relationship with Lacey Mark. They have since ended their relationship.

Sarah is married to Dylan Brown.

Leah is in currently engaged to Ryan Smith.

Emily Ferguson is married to Swedish hockey player William Karlsson. They have a son, Beckham (May 12, 2023 (2023-05-12) (age 1)).

Haley is married to Finnish hockey player Oula Palve. They are expecting their first child, a daughter, in May 2024.

The Rings[]

All of the rings are designed by Neil Lane.